Mr. Ric Pasquali (GeoServ)
– is a Professional Geologists with over 18 year experience in natural resource and geothermal consultancy, project management and project development. Ric has a degree and a masters in geology from Trinity College Dublin. His core areas of expertise include geology, geothermal energy (shallow and deep), environmental geology and energy efficiency. Ric has acted as the project manager for the IGTP project since it’s initial phase and is focused on improving knowledge of Irish ground properties to promote improved best practice in design in ground source systems.
Ric is the Chair of the Geothermal Association of Ireland, Member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and the European Federation of Geologists as well as a member of the European Geothermal Energy Council.
Dr. Mike Long (UCD)
– holds a degree in Civil Engineering and Masters and PhD degrees in Geotechnical Engineering from University College Cork (UCC) and University College Dublin (UCD). Following graduation from university he spent about 11 years as a consultant geotechnical engineer, working in various parts of the world mainly with the British firm ARUP. Since 1996 he has been a lecturer / researcher at University College Dublin and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006. He has supervised 6 PhD and 5 MEngSc research students to completion and has been awarded some €1,000,000 in research grants. He currently supervises 2 PhD and 2 MEngSc researchers. He has published some 140 papers, about 60 of which have been published in peer reviewed journals. His research work mostly comprises the characterisation of natural soils and rock using field and laboratory tests and the application of these data in engineering projects.
Mr. Stephen Murray (GeoServ)
– holds a degree in Geology and a Sustainable Energy to Masterfrom UCD. Steve has spent some six years working in industry mostly in geological mineral exploration and in renewable energy. He has been leading research as part of his masters and since starting his work at GeoServ on thermal properties testing of Irish rock typesand to date has bee responsible for completing all the rock core testing for the IGTP project phases.
Eavan Collins (Geosciences)
Eavan is a Petroleum Geoscience MSc graduate with an undergraduate degree specialising in hydrogeology and geology. Since graduating, Eavan has gained experience working as the data manager on the nationwide Tellus geochemical survey with the Geological Survey of Ireland. Eavan has been resposnible for managing the 2017 field campaign and the acquisition and testing of soil samples for the IGTP 3 project.