Aoife Hegarty
PhD Student
Postgraduate Student
University of Limerick +353 (0)91 387 220

Aoife is a PhD student and a Cullen Fellow with a Marine Institute in Galway in collaboration with MMRRC. She is working on Technologies for Routine Low-Cost Ocean Observation.


Aoife received her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) award in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Sligo. Her previous projects include a Wave Energy Converter: A team project that incorporated the design, build, testing and analysis of a prototype device that can convert the mechanical motion of ocean waves into electrical energy. This project was a runner-up in Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer Awards 2013, Level 7. Another project involved the Data Acquisition and Wave Modelling of Ocean Swells, aimed to more accurately predict their effect on the power output from a Wave Energy Converter. The project synthesis necessitated the design and fabrication of a Wave Buoy with integral data recording process.


Further information can be found on Aoife’s UL Research Profile.