Award: Fulbright TechImpact Irish Scholar Award
University: Cork Institute Technology
Dr Michael D. Murphy is a Principal Investigator in the MeSSO Research Group and Lecturer in the Department of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering in the Cork Institute of Technology. As a Fulbright Scholar, Michael will carry out collaborative research in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder and in the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Michael’s work will focus on novel simulation and optimisation techniques for the integration of next-generation heating and cooling systems in the built environment. The optimal design and operation of urban heating and cooling systems will aid in the development of new highly efficient and cost-effective thermal systems with substantial reductions in associated carbon emissions.