Environment, Energy & Health
Environmental risk factors such as food safety, water quality and climate change are a root cause of disease - an estimated 25% of death and disease globally is linked to environmental hazards.
At TU Dublin, we understand the need to find more efficient, cleaner and sustainable sources of energy and crucially, reduce our consumption, hence the growing importance of our research in photovoltaics. TU Dublin’s energy research is focused on the development of evidence-based policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase security of supply and enhance national competitiveness.
With global temperatures predicted to rise by 2.70C between now and 2100, the production, distribution and use of energy needs to adapt, Diet and health and the sustainable production of safe and novel foods and ingredients are also key focus areas.
Our interdisciplinary experts are investigating, applying and optimising bio-processing technologies and working to find sustainable solutions to global challenges such as waste reduction and food shortages. Our health researchers are working on new diagnostic methods, assistive technologies as well as delivering reports to underpin health policy.