Materials & Structures
Magdalena is a researcher in the Materials & Structures and Energy Management groups of MaREI. Her work focuses on new ideas for monitoring, computational modelling, and appraisal of building performance, with the aim of reducing energy consumption and utilisation of passive solutions.
Magdalena is a research fellow and an adjunct lecturer in the College of Science and Engineering at NUI Galway. Magdalena is currently working on a Horizon 2020 METABUILDING Labs project, which strives to unleash the innovation potential of SMEs in the construction sector.
As an adjunct lecturer, she has taught in a number of undergraduate modules in Engineering and co-supervised/mentored PhD, MEng, ME/MSc/BE, and internship students. She is a research staff representative on NUI Galway Research Committee. Furthermore, Magdalena is very active in outreach activities, including the promotion of engineering through workshops, seminars, open days, school visits, media articles, and Engineers Week activities.
Magdalena is a graduate of Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Poland where she obtained a Master of Civil Engineering. In 2013, she completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Marcus Keane at NUI Galway. Since then she has worked on a number of national and international research projects, including Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme with Oran Pre-Cast; EU Horizon 2020 projects such as Built2Spec, Hit2Gap and Geofit; Science Foundation Ireland nZEB-RETROFIT project; ‘Aerodynamic optimisation of cycling in para-sports’ PhD project (in collaboration with TU/e); and Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship with Tobin Consulting Engineers. As a recognition of her work, in 2018 Magdalena received the Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland Young Researcher Award.