Prof. Kevin McDonnell

Professor Crop Science & Biosystems Engineering, University College, Dublin

Kevin McDonnell holds a joint appointment across two schools: Crop Science in the School of Agriculture & Food Science (60%) and the School of Biosystems & Food Engineering (40%). His specialist interdisciplinary area is Agricultural Systems, addressing the sustainable use of bio-resources with a global perspective, including agri-based bio-energy systems and the agri-food based bio-economy. Over the last 8 years, he has collaborated as Co-PI on competitively secured national and European research projects worth in excess of EUR 56 million, and he is the coordinator on the LIFE EU Farm4More H2020 project worth EUR 5.5 million. Kevin has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and works with a global focus, collaborating with multiple companies and start-ups through ConsultUCD. Prior to joining UCD, he was an Inspector (Waste licensing & Enforcement) with the Environmental Protection Agency.