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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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20192019

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Biography

Dr Donal Cotter is a Research Associate in the School of the Built Environment. He works within the Centre for Sustainable Technologies with specific expertise in energy storage and heat pump technologies. He has a MSc degree in Energy and Building Services Engineering (2008-12) and a PhD in building energy storage (2012-16) from Ulster University.

He is a member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland (IEI), Energy Institute (EI) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Dr Cotter has experience working in construction, mechanical engineering and project management roles spanning 15 years.

Current research projects include the development and testing of high temperature heat pumps and associated thermal energy management systems.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

20122016

Master

20082012

Southern Regional College

20062008

Bachelor, Dundalk Institute of Technology

19931994

Dundalk Institute of Technology

19891991

External positions

Project Manager (Management and Construction) , Self Employed

20062010

Project and Team Management, IBM

20002006

Engineering and Customer Service, Dromone Engineering Ltd

19962000

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • Renewable Energy
  • TH Building construction
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery

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Research Output

  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter

Domestic Demand-Side Response: The Challenge for Heat Pumps in a Future UK-Decarbonised Heat Market

Hewitt, N., Shah, N., Cotter, D., Wilson, C., Le, K., Byrne, R., MacArtain, P. & Huang, M., 2019, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings: Selected Papers from the WREC2018. Sayigh, A. (ed.). Springer, p. 735-745

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Industrial Heat Pumps in the UK, Current Constraints and Future Possibilities

Hewitt, N., Cotter, D., Huang, M. & Shah, N., Aug 2019, IIR 25th ICR2019 International Congress of Refrigeration. p. 4463-4470 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)

    Lubricant Investigation for High Temperature Heat Pump Application

    Shah, N., Cotter, D., Huang, M. & Hewitt, N., 18 Oct 2019, 2nd Symposium on High-Temperature Heat Pumps . Copenhagen, Denmark, p. 249 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 9 Downloads (Pure)

    Overview on HCFO-R1233zd(E) use for high temperature heat pump application

    Shah, N., Cotter, D. & Hewitt, N., 24 Aug 2019, IIR 25th ICR2019 International Congress of Refrigeration. p. 4262 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution