University of Galway
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 chartered engineer and lecturer in Mechanical (Energy Systems) Engineering at University of Galway. She has taught in a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Engineering and co-supervised/mentored PhD, MEng, ME/MSc/BE, and internship students. She was a research staff representative on NUI Galway Research Committee, and has been a member of University self-assessment teams contributing to the implementation of the Athena SWAN gender equality strategy. 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. Between 2021/2022 Magdalena was a chairperson of Engineers Ireland West Region Committee and a representative on the Council of Engineers Ireland.
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 in Engineering at University of 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, Geofit and METABUILDING Labs; 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.