Dr Brian Corcoran is the Associate Dean of Education in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Dublin City University. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University specialising in Thermo- Fluids, Sustainable Water Systems, Product Design and Pneumatics. He is responsible for the design and management of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Schools of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Electronic Engineering and the School of Computing.
He is a Chartered Engineer and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2003. His research interests include Sustainable Water Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems, High Purity Water Systems, Wireless Environmental Sensors and Lab-on-a-Chip projects. He has wide ranging experience of mentoring and supervising research students to PhD level having successfully supervised 12 PhD students and 16 Masters’ students to completion on funded research projects. Before joining DCU he gained industrial experience with Jacobs Engineering (a Fortune 500 company) as a project manager. He specialised in the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Validation of High Purity Water Systems in Pharmaceutical and Semi-Conductor Industries. He has collaborative links both nationally and internationally and an excellent research track record. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in the UK and of Engineers Ireland.
Within ESIPP he is a principle investigator engaged in End Use Integration 5: ‘Water-Energy Nexus’. This package will benchmarking the “energy footprint” of the water sector and will be used to develop a framework and associated toolkits/models to enable water and energy planning at facility level. The research will also develop interactive and dynamic tools that enable industry stakeholders, policy makers, and resource end-users improve awareness of water/energy interactions and drive sustainability measures.