Prof. J.J. Leahy



Principal Investigator


Prof. J J Leahy is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Chemical Sciences in the University of Limerick where he is involved in teaching, curriculum development and research in the area of waste management and renewable energy. He currently heads a research group consisting of chemists and chemical engineers that is focused on chemical technologies for biofuels and biorefining from wastes. He has an extensive research background in applied biofuels research and has forged strong links with major and small stakeholders with the biofuels industry nationally. This collaboration with industry has led to two start-up biofuels companies in themed-west region. This research is reflected in both a publication record in international journals and in a demonstrated ability to attract funding from industry as well as national and international funding agencies. He plays a key role in several major EC funded and national projects, bioenergy, biofuels and biorefineries.


Areas of Expertise:

Waste management, Renewable energy, Bioenergy, Biofuels, Biorefineries, Chemical technologies for biofuels and biorefining from wastes