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MeSSO Industry Fellowship

The MeSSO Industry Fellowship is a commercially focused research program designed to engage industry professionals with academic researchers. The fellowship provides funding to enable a staff member of a commercial organisation to undertake postgraduate research in the MeSSO Research Group in the Cork Institute of Technology. The research topic is selected in consultation with the commercial partner to focus on a technological area of emerging importance within a specific domain. A suitable candidate within the commercial partner’s organisation will carry out the research program on a part-time basis. A wide range of research topics are available in (but not limited to) the following areas:

• Building energy simulation
• Demand side management
• Smart grids
• Micro grid optimisation
• Building thermodynamic simulation
• Milking machine design and optimisation
• Energy storage 
• Building ventilation applications
• Computation fluid dynamics
• Carbon emissions modelling
• Agricultural engineering
• Dairy processing
• Sustainable agriculture
• Carbon emissions simulation
• Electric vehicles
• Renewable power simulation
• Holistic system optimisation
• Ventilative cooling
• Cleanroom HVAC applications
• District heating and cooling
• HVAC Design and performance
• Thermal comfort
• Life cycle assessments


The MeSSO Industry Fellowship is designed to produce mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties involved. It is a student focused initiative with the aim of advancing knowledge in a cognate discipline for an organisation. The expected outputs of the fellowship are as follows:

• A post graduate research qualification for the student
• Development of new expertise in a new or emerging field
• Promotion of the research findings at national and regional seminars
• Publications in engineering journals and presentations at international conferences
• Strengthened links between CIT and industry to enable further collaborative research


Please contact us for further information regarding the MeSSO Industry Fellowship.