Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Barry

Contact Surname: McMullin

Contact Address:

Faculty of Engineering and Computing Dublin City University Dublin 9 Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353-1-700-5432

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: barry.mcmullin@dcu.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Dublin City University

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.dcu.ie/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:

  • Deep Decarbonization: investigation of parameters and pathways to achieve sustained "decarbonization" pathways (including effective mitigation of short-lived GHGs, particularly from food production), at various societal scales (local, regional, national, international).
  • Complex Systems Science: modelling (analytic and computational) of complex dynamic systems. Focus on abstract models of evolutionary dynamics.
  • Usability and accessibility of software systems: human-computer interaction, user experience, user testing.
  • Role of digital technology in reducing absolute need for personal transport (teleconferencing, e-learning)
  • "Smart" energy systems: focus on refactoring energy-intensive industrial processes to exploit intermittent (but predictable) low-carbon energy sources.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:

  • Deep Decarbonization
  • Post-carbon Transition
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Rebound
  • Complex Systems Science
  • Global Systems Science
  • Web Accessibility
  • Digital Inclusion

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

  • Chair, An Taisce Climate Change Committee


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

  • Complex systems modelling: application to integrative socio-economic-environmental climate policy design and analysis, specifically deep decarbonization pathways/post-carbon transition.

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

 Digital security

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Systemic Eco-Innovation

 Nature-based Solutions

 Raw Materials

 Climate services

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

  • Expert evaluator, FET Open
  • Invited participant in FP7 FET consultations on Atomic & Molecular Scale Devices and Systems and Bio-Chemistry Based Information Systems

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

  • FP7 ESIGNET: computational modelling of complex biochemical systems (cell signalling networks)
  • FP7 PACE: computational modelling of minimal living organisation, including metabolism, reproduction and heredity
  • FP7/Complexity-NET: EvoSym: modelling of dynamics of biological symbol systems
  • FP7 Support-EAM: development of Europe-wide standards and methodologies for digital system inclusion (accessibility)

LIFE and COST Actions





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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Environmental Governance and Information


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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