Researcher
Civil Engineering
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: aoife.foley@ucc.ie

Civil Engineering
C/O Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353 (0)87 287 4092
F: +353 (0)21 427 6648
E: aoife.foley@ucc.ie
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Dr Aoife Foley obtained her BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering and PhD in Energy Engineering from University College Cork in 1996 and 2011 respectively and an MScEng in Transportation Engineering from Trinity College Dublin in 1999. She is also a Chartered Engineer (1999) and Fellow of Engineers Ireland (2012). She is also a member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Power Energy Society, Secretary of the UK and Republic of Ireland Chapter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Secretary of the IEEE Standards Association 2030.1 workgroup on electric vehicles.

Dr Foley is currently a Faculty Member in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's University, Belfast.
In 2008 Dr Foley returned to academia fulltime after 12 years in industry. First as a Faculty Member in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University College Cork. Then later as a Research Fellow with Dr Brian O Gallachoir when she was awarded an Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Research Fellowship worth €319k. While in industry Dr Foley worked for ESB International, Siemens and PM Group primarily in medium to large infrastructure project delivery in energy, waste and telecommunications.  

Dr Foley's specific research interests lie within the area of wind power forecasting, variable renewable energy integration and power system efficiency using demand response techniques including intelligent ICT at the distribution level and below, utility scale energy storage and alternative fuel vehicles, especially electric vehicles.