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Brian Ó Gallachóir

Chair of Energy Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland

Brian is Professor of Energy Engineering in University College Cork. He is also Director of MaREI, Science Foundation Ireland’s Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. Brian is also chair of the Executive Committee of the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on energy systems modelling (IEA-ETSAP). His research focus is on energy modelling, including integrated energy systems modelling with TIMES, integrated electricity and gas systems modelling with PLEXOS and sectoral energy demand modelling with ArDEM, CarSTOCK and LEAP. His research is used to inform energy and climate policy decisions. Brian is also a member of Ireland's Gas Innovation Group, has a BSc in applied sciences and a PhD in wave energy hydrodynamics.

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