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People Dr Eoghan McKenna

Associate, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy


Eoghan McKenna

Senior research associate

Eoghan is a senior research associate at UCL.

Prior to this appointment Eoghan was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Electricity Demand at the Environmental Change Institute, and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. 

He has a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London, and an MSc and PhD from the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology at Loughborough University. He worked for three years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Demand at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, where he retains an honorary position as a Visiting Academic.

Eoghan’s research focusses on addressing the challenge of transitioning to a low-carbon future and in particular the role that active energy consumers and energy storage can play in the secure integration of high penetrations of renewable energy into power systems. His research is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature, integrating quantitative, data-driven engineering models of energy supply and demand with qualitative insights from behavioural and social sciences. He has over 10 peer-reviewed publications across a range of disciplines and subjects which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the challenges facing the energy sector and the need for 'whole systems' research in this area.