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Dr. John Murnane

BE (Civil Engineering), MSc. PhD

Biography

John Murnane is a chartered civil engineer, lecturer and researcher at the School of Engineering. He holds a BE (civil engineering) from UCC, an MSc from Heriot Watt University, and a PhD from NUI Galway.

John's research interests lie in the areas of resource recovery and remediation of mine leachates / environmental sustainability / climate change / water / wastewater / GHG emissions / circular economy / contaminant hydrogeology / soil science / life cycle assessment. He is a strong advocate of student centred learning where he practices problem based and active classroom learning. John is author / co-author of several peer reviewed scientific and conference papers and has established many collaborations with both industry and academia. He is currently PI/CO-PI on a number of European (ERA-MIN) and national (EPA) projects, and is a peer reviewer for a number of international journals.






Research Interests

Research Interests
My research interests lie in the areas of resource recovery and remediation of mine leachates / environmental sustainability / climate change / water / wastewater / GHG emissions / circular economy / contaminant hydrogeology / soil science / life cycle assessment / agricultural biotechnology.


Teaching Interests


John is academic leader for the following undergraduate modules delivered using problem based learning:-


Design Studio;


Hydrology and Water Engineering;


Water Management Systems;


He is academic leader for the multi disciplinary waste management (effluent control) module in the Department of Chemical Sciences, School of Natural Sciences.


He co-delivers a module (Material and Energy Flows) on MSc Programme in Sustainable Resource Management (School of Natural Sciences);

He has developed initial module content and materials for all of these modules and is also year 2 civil engineering tutor.