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Professor Aonghus Mc Nabola

Professor in Civil Eng / Head of Dept (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 8 PhD students and 3 postdoctoral researchers and is involved, primarily as the lead partner and principal investigator, in a number of national and international collaborative projects, funded by Horizon 2020, INTERREG ERDF,SEAI and the EPA. Prof. McNabola has a h-index of 25 and an i-10 index of 45. He has generated funding of over €5.25 Million from national and primarily EU sources in over 20 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
Mitrovic D, Garcia Morillo J, Rodriguez Diaz JA, McNabola A., Optimization based methodology for selection of a PAT to replace a PRV in water distribution networks: Theoretical upper bound of energy recovery & comparison of three different objective functions., 6th IAHR Europe Congress, Warsaw Poland, 30th June - 2nd July, 2021, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Crespo Chacon M., Rodriguez Diaz JA., Garcia Morillo J., McNabola A., Evaluation of the Design and Performance of a Micro hydropower Plant in a Pressurized Irrigation Network: Real World Application at Farm-level in Southern Spain, Renewable Energy, 169, 2021, p1106 - 1120, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Merida Garcia A, Rodriguez Diaz JA, Garcial Morillo J, McNabola A., Energy recovery potential in industrial and municipal wastewater networks using microhydropower in Spain, Water. special Issue: Integrated Management of Water Systems: Energy Recovery, Pressure Control, and Smart Solutions, 13, (691), 2021, p1-14 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ramos HM, Carravetta A, McNabola A., New Challenges in Water Systems, Switzerland, MDPI, 2020, 1 - 200pp, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI
Basu B., Pilla F., McNabola A., Assessment of the impact of roof level building features on air pollution inside urban street canyons, 28th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, Seville, June, 2020, pp1 - 11, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Spriet J. & McNabola A., Waste Water Heat Recovery from Industrial Wastewater: Case of a Meat Processing Plant, 6th IAHR Europe Congress, Warsaw Poland, 30th June - 2nd July, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
McNabola A., Mitrovic, D., Crespo Chacon, M, Garcia Morillo, J., Rodriguez Diaz JA., Adeyeye K., Ramos HM., Assessment of the Existing Energy Recovery Potential available in Drinking and Waste Water Networks in the Ireland and the UK, using Micro-hydropower, WATEF Network Conference 2020, Bristol, 2-4 Sept, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Basu, B., Pilla, A., McNabola, A., Investigation of the changes in flow characteristics in an urban street canyon with different canyon geometry and incoming wind speeds, 9th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, Birmingham, 20-23 July, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Considine B, McNabola A, Gallagher J, Kumar p, A Study on the Effectiveness of Alternative Commercial Ventilation Inlets that Improve Energy Efficiency of Building Ventilation Systems, ICUAQMET 2020: 14. International Conference on Urban Air Quality Management, Environment and Technology, Amsterdam, 17-18 Sept, 2020, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Fernandez Garcia, I & McNabola, A., Maximising hydropower generation in gravity water distribution networks: determining of the optimal location and number of pump as turbines, Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management, 146, (1), 2020, p1 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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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
McNabola, A & GIll L.W., Air Quality Research Group, Tobacco Control Research, ASH Ireland, TobaccoFree Research institute :10th 10th Anniversary of the introduction of the Workplace smoking ban in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin., 24th February, edited by Prof. Luke Clancy , 2014, Poster, PUBLISHED


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