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UCD
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Biosystems and Food Engineering
Sustainability
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Agri-Food
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  • 2019: Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning, University College Dublin
  • 2015: Ph.D (Biosystems & Food Engineering), University College Dublin
  • 2010: B.E. Engineering (Biosystems), University College Dublin
  • Fulbright TechImpact Scholar 2020, University of California Santa Barbara
  • UCD Director MSc Bioeconomy with Business (Joint award with IT Tralee)
  • Coordinator of AgRefine MSCA ITN ‘A Disruptive Innovative Cooperative Entrepreneurial (DICE) education, training and skills development programme rolling out the next generation of Agri Biorefinery and Valorisation Bioeconomy leaders’
  • Editor (Energy Systems Section) (2020), Introduction to Biosystems Engineering, eds. Holden, N. M., Wolfe, M. L., Ogejo, J. A., and E. J. Cummins, ASABE in association with Virginia Tech Publishing.
  • Invited Speaker at the Governing Board Meeting of the Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, OECD. ‘Sustainability; a key concept in the development of the agri-food based bioeconomy’, Paris, 30th November 2018.
  • Dr Fionnuala Murphy is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering, and is UCD Programme Director of the MSc Bioeconomy with Business, and Programme Coordinator of the MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies and ME in Biosystems & Food Engineering.

    Her research focuses on life cycle assessment modelling for the analysis of environmental impacts of a range of production systems, with a special interest in renewable energy systems. Dr Murphy's work aims to understand, quantify and analyse complex environmental exchanges resulting from renewable energy deployment across the full value chain. She is leading national and EU research in the development of the sustainable circular bioeconomy. Nationally, she is leading ‘ABC Economy’ to develop new sustainable value chains for the circular bioeconomy in Ireland by maximising value and minimising environmental impacts through cascading of biomass for production of biobased products and energy. On an EU level she is Coordinating the AgRefine ITN, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie 'education, training and skills development programme rolling out the next generation of Agri Biorefinery and Valorisation Bioeconomy leaders'.

    A key element of Dr. Murphy's work is to carry out industry relevant research, participate in effective and relevant knowledge transfer, and foster links between industry and academia.