Cathal is a PhD researcher at the CRIS (UL), currently investigating the direct interconnection of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices. His research involves removing component subsystems from individual generation sources in favour of centralised power electronics leading to efficiency, reliability and cost improvements.
Cathal graduated with First class honours in Electronic & Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick in 2017. During his undergraduate degree Cathal worked with Analog Devices Inc. as a Verification Engineer and continued on to work with Electricity Exchange DSU as a software developer before beginning his research.
Cathal’s bachelor’s thesis was titled “The Use of Data Centre Uninterruptible Power Supplies as Demand Side Units”. In this, he researched the use of existing battery storage in data centres as virtualised inertia for control of Rate of Change of Frequency (ROCOF) events on the grid.
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Last update: Oct 2017