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Padraic O' Reilly

Research Fellow

Padraic is a mechanical engineer working in the areas of renewable energy and building services since 2002. His work has a particular emphasis on the design and installation of heat pump systems. Prior to that, he worked in heating related manufacturing businesses. 

Padraic joined the LIT Development Unit in September 2017 to work on the Superhomes 2.0 project and has conducted research and analysis of the energy performance of air source heat pumps in residential retrofits. 

He currently leads LIT’s research work on heat pumps and energy efficiency.

Padraic holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Project Management, both from the University of Limerick.

Areas of expertise

  • Renewable heating
  • Heat pumps
  • Energy efficiency
  • Mechanical building services
  • Project management

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Contact details

Phone: (+353) 504 28003


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