• Committees

Governance Committee

The MaREI Governance Committee

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to provide oversight of the activities and progress of the Centre ensuring that the Centre operates in line with expectations and best practice in all aspects of its endeavours.

  • Mr. Brendan Tuohy (Governance Committee Chair)
  • Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir (Director, MaREI)
  • Prof. Jerry Murphy (Director, MaREI)
  • Dr. Gillian Bruton (Centre Manager, MaREI)
  • Prof. Anita Maguire (Vice President for Research & Innovation, UCC)
  • Triona McCormack (Director of Research, UCD)
  • Dr. Niall Smith (Head of Research, CIT)
  • Aengus Parsons (Director of Research, NUIG)
  • Marie Donnelly
  • Eimear Cotter (Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, EPA)
  • Declan McDonald (Partner, PwC Ireland)
  • Caroline Spillane (Director General, Engineers Ireland)
  • Danny McCoy (CEO, IBEC)
  • Mr. Peter Hourihane (MaREI Senior Programme Manager)

MaREI Governance Committee Member Bios

Industry Advisory Committee

The Industry Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Industry Advisory Committee is to link scientists and engineers to academia and industry.  It is important that the Centre develops and maintains an industry-relevant research agenda.  In order to facilitate the input of Industry Partners into the Centres development and operation, the Centre shall establish an Industry Advisory Committee.

  • Prof. Jerry Murphy, Interim Director (MaREI)
  • Mr. Ian Kilgallon (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • Dr. Gillian Bruton, Centre Manager (MaREI)
  • Mr. Anthony Parry (MAFIC Black Basalt)
  • Mr. Peter Hourihane, Sc. Prog. Officer (MaREI)
  • Ms. Charlotte O’Kelly (Techworks Marine)
  • Mr. Vincent McCormack (GKinetic Energy)
  • Mr. John Burke (CIL)
  • Ms. Niamh Kenny (DP Energy Ireland)
  • Mr. Paul McEvoy (Technology From Ideas)
  • Mr. Conor Cooney (ESB Innovation)
Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Scientific Advisory Committee is to provide independent scientific advice and also to act in a constructive review capacity for research carried out in the Centre.  The Scientific Advisory Committee will advise the Governance Committee and engage with the CEMC on scientific strategy.

Alistair G.L. Borthwick (SAC Chair, University of Edinburgh)

Dr. Andrea Copping (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Prof. Zoran Vukić (University of Zagreb)

Dr. Sonia Yeh (Chalmers University of Technology)

Prof. Felice Arena (Natural Ocean Engineering Laboratory)

Prof. Mats Eklund (Linköping University)

Dr. Charlie Wilson (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research)

Dr. Edel Sheridan (SINTEF)

MaREI Scientific Advisory Committee Member Bios

Centre Executive Management Committee

Centre Executive Management Meeting Members:

  • Chair: Prof. Jerry Murphy, MaREI Centre Director
  • Chair: Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, MaREI Centre Director
  • Dr. Gillian Bruton, MaREI Centre Manager
  • Prof. Dan Toal, University of Limerick
  • Prof. Frederic Dias, University College Dublin
  • Prof. Tony Lewis, University College Cork
  • Dr. Eamon McKeogh, University College Cork
  • Prof. John Ringwood, Maynooth University
  • Jimmy Murphy, University College Cork
  • Dr. Gordon Lightbody, University College Cork
  • Dr. Jamie Goggins, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Mr. Jeremy Gault, University College Cork
  • Prof. Michael Hartnett, National University of Ireland Galway (MH)
  • Mr. Peter Hourihane, MaREI Scientific Programme Officer
EPE Advisory Committee

The EPE Advisory Committee

Brian O’Gallachoir (MaREI, UCC)

Sarah Bowman (TCD)

Niall Dunphy(UCC)

Ruth Hally (UCC)

Bernadette Connolly (Cork Environmental Forum)

Margaret Desmond (EPA)

Madeleine Murray (Change by Degrees)

Tara Shine (Change by Degrees)

Purcell Karl (SEAI)

David Murphy (Aqua TT)

Joseph Roche (TCD)

Aoife Deane (MaREI, UCC)

Bruton, Gillian (MaREI, UCC)

Dee O’Connor (MaREI, UCC)

EPE Advisory Committee Bios