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Established in 2013 and based in the School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering at CIT, MESSO is an academic research group primarily concerned with the advancement of knowledge in the applied mechanical and energy systems research fields. The group has expertise in mechanical, thermal and energy systems modelling and simulation, specialising in areas such as marine renewable energy technology, agricultural systems and building energy technologies. The group publishes peer reviewed research in the areas of dairy processing control, demand side management optimisation, energy systems, enclosed environments, computational fluid dynamics, regression modelling, mechanistic modelling & optimisation. Along with publishing, PI's in the MESSO also act as reviewers for multiple mechanical/building/energy related journals such as Energy and Buildings, Sustainable Cities and Societies, Building Simulation and Mechanical Sciences.

MESSO is also responsible for the design and development of the NBERT, a national low energy retrofit testbed based at Zero2020.














MESSO has a number of different project and research activities that are funded by several external and internal bodies:

  • Irish Research Council
  • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Teagasc
  • Department of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
  • European Federation of Animal Science
  • Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland
  • Department of Education
  • Institutes of Technology Ireland