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Dr. Sarah Mc Cormack

Associate Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)
CIVIL ENGINEERING BUILDING (NEW)


  Electricity Storage   Energy Conversion Processes or Cycles   Environmental Impacts, Interactions   Integration of Renewable Energy Systems   Nanotechnology   Optics   Photovoltaic systems, cells and modules manufacturing   Polymers   Renewable energies
 Optimising Luminescent Lightshelves
 IDEAS Novel building Integration Designs for increased Efficiencies in Advanced climatically tunable renewable energy Systems
 PEDAL - Luminescent Solar Devices
 FOREST: Reimagining relations with nature
 Electrical grid modelling

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External Examiner for MSc in Energy Storage at Ulster University 2019
External Examiner for BSc. Electrical Services and Energy Management - TU Dublin (formerly DIT) 2016
Chair of COST Action TU0802: Next generation cost effective phase change materials for increased energy efficiency in renewable energy systems in buildings (NeCoE-PCM) 2009 - 2012
Irish representative on the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform Mirror Group 2007 -
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Secretary of the Solar Energy Society of Ireland 2006 Present
Member of the Association of ERC Grantees 2022 Present
Member & Mentor of Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) 2020 Present
Member of the International Solar Energy Society 2000 Present
Committee Member of Women in Research Ireland 2020 Present
Member of the Environmental Science Association of Ireland 2007 Present
Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials 2020 Present
Nasiri, Mojtaba and Chandra, Subhash and Taherkhani, Morteza and McCormack, Sarah J, Impact of Input Capacitors in Boost Converters on Stability and Maximum Power Point Tracking in PV systems, 2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2021, pp1004--1008 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Thaherkhani, Morteza and Ahmadi, Marzieh and Chandra, Subhash and Nasiri, Mojtaba and McCormack, Sarah J, Modelling Optimal PV System Sizing for Zero Energy Buildings, 2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings, 2021, pp2027--2031 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Atiq Ur Rehman, Shakil R. Sheikh, Zareena Kausar, Sarah J. McCormack, Numerical Simulation of a Novel Dual Layered Phase Change Material Brick Wall for Human Comfort in Hot and Cold Climatic Conditions, Energies, 14, (13), 2021, p4032 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Rafiee, Mehran and Chandra, Subhash and Ahmed, Hind and McCormack, Sarah J, Optimized 3D Finite-Difference-Time-Domain Algorithm to Model the Plasmonic Properties of Metal Nanoparticles with Near-Unity Accuracy, Chemosensors, 9, (5), 2021, p114 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Walshe, James and Girtan, Mihaela and McCormack, Sarah and Doran, John and Amarandei, George, Exploring the development of nanocomposite encapsulation solutions for enhancing the efficiency of PV systems using optical modelling, Optical Materials, 111, 2021, p110654 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Rafiee, Mehran and Chandra, Subhash and Ahmed, Hind and Barnham, Keith and McCormack, Sarah J, Small and large scale plasmonically enhanced luminescent solar concentrator for photovoltaic applications: modelling, optimisation and sensitivity analysis, Optics Express, 29, (10), 2021, p15031--15052 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Walshe, James and Girtan, Mihaela and McCormack, Sarah and Doran, John and Amarandei, George, Combined Experimental and Modeling Analysis for the Development of Optical Materials Suitable to Enhance the Implementation of Plasmonic-Enhanced Luminescent Down-Shifting Solutions on Existing Silicon-Based Photovoltaic Devices, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Walshe, James and Mc Carron, Pauraic and McCormack, Sarah and Doran, John and Amarandei, George, Organic luminescent down-shifting liquid beam splitters for hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) applications, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 219, 2021, p110818 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Walshe, James and Girtan, Mihaela and McCormack, Sarah and Doran, John and Amarandei, George, Combined Experimental and Modeling Analysis for theDevelopment of Optical Materials Suitable to Enhance theImplementation of Plasmonic-Enhanced Luminescent Down-Shifting Solutions on Existing Silicon-Based Photovoltaic Devices, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sethi, Arunima and Ortega, Anita and McCormack, Sarah and others, Outdoor Characterization of a Plasmonic Luminescent Solar Concentrator, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Sarah Gilligan, Hind Ahmed, Subhash Chandra, and Sarah J McCormack, Optimization and Photostability Studies of Luminescent Organic Dyes for Solar Devices, PVSAT-14, London, England, UK, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
S. Gilligan, H. Ahmed, S. Chandra and S.J. McCormack, EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE ORGANIC DYES FOR LUMINESCENT DOWN-SHIFTING LAYERS APPLICATION, EU PVSEC 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
McCormack, 1st TU0802 COST Action meetings, July (9-10), 2009, Dublin, Ireland, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Gallagher, Hutchins, Eames, Norton, B., 2nd International Renewable Energy in Maritime Climates Conference, April (26-28), 2006, Dublin, Ireland, Gallagher, Hutchins & Eames, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
World Renewable Energy Network Pioneer Award 2020
Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2018
Ireland Champion of EU Research - Dept of Jobs Enterprise & Innovation (& Enterprise Ireland) 2017
TCD Kinsella Challenge-Based E3 Project Awardee (Collaborator) 2021
Invited Speaker to ERC - A Sustainable Future for Europe - The Contribution of Frontier Research 2019
H2020 IDEAS Project Awardee (Coordinator) 2019
Aurora - Role Model 2018
ERC Starter Grant Awardee 2016
Aurora - Advance HE's leadership development initiative 2015
Master in Arts (jure officii) - Trinity College Dublin (Honorary) 2012
Britain's Young Engineer, December 2003 2003
Poster Prize Winner in Solar Applications at World Renewable Energy Congress, Cologne 2002