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Professor Aonghus Mc Nabola

Professor in Civil Engineering (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)

Prof. McNabola is a Professor in Energy and the Environment at the Dept of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, TCD. His research interests lie in the field of Environmental Fluid Dynamics where he has applied this expertise in air pollution, energy efficiency and/or water services sectors. He has been active in this field of research for over 15 years. Prof. McNabola teaches at postgraduate and undergraduate levels in the subject areas of hydraulics, air pollution and renewable energy. He holds a qualification in teaching and learning at third level and has been involved in teaching activities in Italy and India. Prof. McNabola is a Visiting Reader at the Global Centre for Air Research(GCARE), at the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of Surrey, UK. He is also a Colaborador Honorario (Adjunct Professor) at the Hydraulic division of the Agronomy Department at University of Córdoba, Spain. Prof. McNabola is an Associate Editor for the international journal, Transport Research Part D: Transport and the Environment. He is also a regular reviewer for journals such as Renewable Energy, Atmospheric Environment, Water Resources Management, etc. Prof. McNabola currently leads a group of 3 PhD students and 8 postdoctoral researchers and is involved, primarily as the lead partner and principal investigator, in a number of national and international collaborative projects, funded by SFI, Enterprise Ireland, INTERREG ERDF,SEAI and the EPA. Prof. McNabola has a h-index of 36 and an i-10 index of 83. He has generated funding of over €6.5 Million from national and primarily EU sources in over 36 funded research projects since 2008.
  Air pollution monitoring and assessment   Computational Fluid Dynamics   Energy Engineering   Environmental aspects of transportation   Environmental Effects, Fossil Energy   Environmental engineering   Environmental Impacts of Transport   Fluid Physics   Greenhouse gas emission assessment   Hydraulics engineering   Hydro power   Pollution   Pollution Control   Renewable energies   WATER SUPPLY
 Towards a More Sustainable System of Water Supply in Ireland and Wales: Exploring Opportunities for Hydropower in Break Pressure Tanks (Hydro-BPT)
 Activity/Location GIS Personal Exposure Air Pollution Model
 Ablative Flash Pyrolysis of Biomass and Waste
 Development of a Personal Exposure Reduction Strategy for Pedestrians using Active and Passive Low Boundary Walls
 The AER project

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Member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2014 to date
Member of the International Association of Hydraulics Research (IAHR) 2015 to date
Member of the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI) 2013 to date
Member of the WATEF Network (water efficiency) 2016 to date
Considine B, Gallagher J, Kumar P, McNabola A., The impact of street level particulate emissions on the energy performance of roof level building ventilation systems, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 233, (105310), 2023, p1-13 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mahesh S, McNabola A, Smith W, Timoney D, Ekhtiari A,Fowler B, Willis P, Rose R, Wareham J, Walker H, Ghosh B, On-road remote sensing of vehicles in Dublin: Measurement and emission factor estimation , Transport Research Part D: Transport & the Environment, 2023, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Mitrovic D, Williams AP, McNabola A, Generalising the design of pump-as-turbine micro-hydropower plants in water distribution networks with large flow and head variations, EWas5; Water Security and Safety Management: emerging threats or new challenges?, Naples, 12-15th July, edited by Kanakoudis & Giugni , 2022, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Novara D, Crespo Chacon M, Parisi Ploumpi A, McNabola A., Experimental characterization of a submersible Pump As Turbine (PAT) and case-study of its application to a Micro Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (µ-PHES), 39th IAHR World Congress, Granada Spain, 19-24 June, 2022, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Singh AP, McNabola A, Pilot study on wastewater heat recovery at a commercial kitchen in the tourism sector, 39th IAHR World Congress, Granada Spain, 19-24 June, 2022, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Considine B, Kumar P, Gallagher J, McNabola A., A numerical analysis of particulate matter control technology integrated with HVAC system inlet design and implications on energy consumption, Building & Environment, 211, (108726), 2022, p1 - 16, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Wu SH, Coughlan P, Coghlan D, McNabola A, Novara D., Developing green process innovation through network action learning, Creativity & Innovation Management, 31, 2022, p248 - 259, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Qaranta E, Bodis K, Kasiulis E, McNabola A, Pistocchi A, Is there a residual potential for small and micro hydropower in Europe? A screening-level regional assessment, Water Resources Management, 2022, p1-18 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Prashant Kumar, Sarkawt Hama, Rana Alaa Abbass, Thiago Nogueira, Veronika S. Brand, Huai-Wen Wu, Francis Olawale Abulude, Adedeji A. Adelodun, Partibha Anand, Maria de Fatima Andrade, William Apondo, Araya Asfaw, Kosar Hama Aziz, Shi-Jie Cao, Ahmed El- Gendy, Gopika Indu, Anderson Kehbila, Matthias Ketzel, Mukesh Khare, Sri Harsha Kota, Tesfaye Mamo, Steve Manyozo, Jenny Martinez, Aonghus McNabola, Lidia Morawska, Fryad Mustafa, Adamson S. Muula, Samiha Nahian, Adelaide Cassia Nardocci, William Nelson , Aiwerasia V. Ngowi, George Njoroge, Yris Olaya, Khalid Omer, Philip Osano, Md Riad Sarkar Pavel, Abdus Salam, Erik Luan Costa Santos, Cynthia Sitati, Shiva Nagendra SM, In-kitchen aerosol exposure in twelve cities across the globe, Environment International, 162, (107155), 2022, p1-27 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Perillo H., Broderick B.M., Gill L.W., McNabola A., Kumar P., Gallagher J., Spatiotemporal representativeness of air pollution monitoring in Dublin, Ireland, Science of the Total Environment, 827, (154299), 2022, p1-27 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Novara, D., McNabola, A., Field Demonstration of Pump as Turbines as Micro-hydropower Converters, All Energy Conference & Exhibition , Glasgow, 15-16 May, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Crespo Chacon M., McNabola, A, Hydropower energy recovery potential from irrigation networks, The 28th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2018), Cork, 26-28 March, 2018, Poster, PUBLISHED
Mitrovic D & McNabola A, Hydropower energy recovery potential of water distribution networks: Assessing the correlation between the potential and geographical data, The 28th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2018), Cork, 26-28 March, 2018, Poster, PUBLISHED
Kougias, I, Moro A, Novara. D, McNabola, A et al., Emerging Technologies in the Hydropower sector, Joint Research Centre: Conference & Workshop Reports, JRC111048, Ispra, European Commission JRC, 2018, p1 - 54, Report, PUBLISHED
Novara, D., McNabola A., Pumps as Turbines technology for energy recovery from Water Supply Systems, The 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2017) , Athlone, 10-12 April, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gallagher, M., McNabola, A., Kamber, B., Gill, L.W., Ghosh, B., Alam, M.S., Particulate Matter from Diesel Vehicles: Emission & Exposure in Dublin, The 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2017) , Athlone, 10-12 April, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Carravetta, A., Derakhshan, S., Gallagher, J., Malavasi, S., McNabola, A., Ramos H.M., PAT - Pump As Turbines, a reliable and economical solution for energy recovery, World Pumps, 2017, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Garcia Morillo, J., Camacho, E., Montesisnos, P., Rodriguez-Diaz, J.A., McNabola, A., Exploring hydro potential in a pressurized irrigation network, International Journal of Hydropower & Dams, 24, (5), 2017, p66-73-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Alam S, Duffy P, Hyde B, McNabola A., Common Air Pollutant Projections from the Irish Road Transport Sector under the Emissions Celling Directive (NECD) and Convention on Long-range Trans boundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP): A preliminary Analysis for 2035, 25th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2015), Sligo, 9th & 10th April, 2015, pp1-2 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Aonghus McNabola, The Air Pollution Impacts of Transport on Health, Strengthening the link between transport policy and public health through transdisciplinary collaboration, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1st-2nd May, 2014, Prof. M Hatzopoulou, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


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