Dr Rory Monaghan is the Lecturer of Energy Engineering in the School of Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). He is a Principal Investigator in the NUI Galway Ryan Institute, a Funded Investigator in the MaREI Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, and the Director of the Energy Engineering Programme at NUI Galway. He obtained Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from NUI Galway in 2002, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
Rory currently leads the Long Term Effects work package of the €9.3 million GenComm project, which is funded by the EU Interreg North West Europe Programme. GenComm brings together 10 partners in five countries and aims to demonstrate the role of hydrogen as a feasible means of storing and using renewable energy at community scale when it would otherwise be wasted. GenComm will build and operate three hydrogen pilot plants. Rory’s roles in the project are (1) to lead the development of Smart H2GO, a tool to support decision-making for hydrogen investments, and (2) to lead the formation of the Community Hydrogen Forum (CH2F) that aims to create a network of stakeholders interested in community scale hydrogen.