Energy / Sustainability Engineering

Meet the Team

Dr Shane Newell

Department: Building & Civil Engineering 
Campus: ATU, Dublin Road, Galway Campus.

Tel:  +353-91-742880 

Research Interest

Structural Engineering, Construction Materials, Structural Health Monitoring, Engineering Education, Smart Materials, Sustainable Design 

Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed

Ignatavicius S, Kavanagh A, Colleran D, Brennan M, Newell S (2020) Experimental investigation of optimum properties and conditions for use of anionic emulsions in road maintenance applications. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2020) & Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN 2020) Conference. Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2020-08-27- 202008-28, pp. 448-455. 
Newell S, Goggins J (2019) Experimental study of hybrid precast concrete lattice girder floor at construction stage. Structures Vol. 20, pp. 866-885 (
Newell S, Goggins J (2018) Investigation of thermal behaviour of a hybrid concrete floor using embedded sensors. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 12:66 (

Other Publications

Full list of other publications.


Dr John Lohan

Department: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Campus: ATU, Dublin Road, Galway Campus.

Tel:  +353 91 742059 

Research Interests

Sustainable Energy :  

  • Communities

  • line Educational Tools  

  • Experimental Characterisation & Modelling

  • Product Design & Innovation 

  • Technology (low-carbon heating, system integration) 

Research Areas

  • Thermal Management of Electronic Systems (1992-2002)

  • Food Transport Refrigeration Systems (2000 - 2007)

  • Sustainable Energy Technologies (2004 - Present)

  • On-line Educational Tools (2008 – Present)

Recent Publications

(Numbers 21-79 from within GMIT’s integrated Sustainable Energy Technology Research (iSET) Group) 
[79]  Hunt, D., Mac Suibhne, N., Dimache, L., McHugh, D., Lohan, J. (2020), 'Advances in Multifunctional Balanced Ventilation Technology for Dwellings and Arising Challenge to Quantify Energy Efficiency and Renewable Generation Contributions Using International Test Standards’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Journal, vol. 134, 2020, ISSN: 1364-0321,  https://doi:10.1016/j.rser.2020.110327. 

[78]  Schellenberg, C., Lohan, J., Dimache, L. (2020), ‘Comparison of Metaheuristic Optimisation Methods for GridEdge Technology That Leverages Heat Pumps and Thermal Energy Storage’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Journal, vol. 131, 2020, ISSN: 1364-0321, 

[77] Schellenberg, C., Dimache, L., Lohan, J. (2019), “Comparison of Mathematical and Meta-Heuristic Optimisation Methods for Grid Edge Technology Based on Heat Pumps and Thermal Energy Storage”, 14th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), Dubrovnik, 1-6 October 2019 

Other Publications

List of other publications.


Dr Mark Kelly

Department: Building & Civil Engineering

Campus: ATU, Dublin Road, Galway Campus.


Tel:  +353 (0)91 742161

Research Interest

Construction and demolition waste prevention, reduction, and management; resource efficiency in construction; circular economy and the built environment; BIM and digital transformation; education for sustainability; behavioural and organisational change.

Recent Publications

Kelly, M. and Gottsche, J. (2020) Resource Efficiency on Site Toolkit, EPA.

Acted as peer reviewer for ‘Introduction to Circular Economy for Beginners’ toolkit prepared by Resource Futures Scotland for the Southern Waste Region (2020).

Gottsche. J. and Kelly, M. (2020) Assessing the impact of resource efficiency on selected case studies in Ireland, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Waste and Resource Management,

Other Publications

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