Dr. Niamh Power
Position Title:

Lecturer and Researcher


Munster Technological University

Research Group:



Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering: Biofuels and Waste Management
B.Eng. (Hons) in Structural Engineering
Nat. Dip. in Civil Engineering

Employment History

(2007 – Present)
Lecturer & Researcher, Dept. of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, MTU (formerly CIT).
John Mullins & Associates


Dr. Niamh Power graduated with a B.Eng in Structural Engineering coming top of her class. She was awarded funding from the Irish Research Council to undertake her PhD under the highly esteemed Embark Initiative. Her PhD was based on biogas as a renewable transport fuel from waste and crops. Dr. Power is currently a lecturer in the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental and her main teaching activities are in the area of Environmental and Energy Engineering. In the research space, her main interests lies in the area of renewable energy, waste management, wastewater, and water resource management. The main aim of the research is to protect the environment, increase sustainable energy and to reduce and minimise waste. In collaboration with industry partners and other third level colleges in Ireland and across the EU, she is involved in projects that focus on the circular economy and the beneficial re-use of various material. Dr. Power is also involved in projects that focus on nutrient recovery from materials such as wastewater and compost, and the re-use of these nutrients to close the nutrient cycle.

Dr. Power also engages with professional bodies such as Engineers Ireland on a number of fronts including accreditation panels, charatership assessments and through Engineers Ireland Steps Programme and Engineers Week. Dr. Power is the current chairperson of the Environmental Science Association of Ireland and a member of Council since 2016. During her time on the Council, she introduced the successful Undergraduate of the Year Awards which recognises students who have excelled in the area of environmental research at undergraduate level.

Research Areas

Biogas, Anaerobic Digestion, Waste Management, Circular Economy, LCA, Renewable Energy, Energy from Wastes and Crops, Transport and CHP and Policies & Drivers for Change, Stakeholder engagement, Biobased fertilisers, Solar PVs.

Profile Links

Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Niamh-Power-2

Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4018-4196

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NiamhPower18


An overview on deficit and requirements of the Irish national soil phosphorus balance
Published : May 2022
Phos4You Partnership, Final Report of the Phos4You partnership
Published : May 2022
What are the desired properties of recycling-derived fertilisers from an end-user perspective?
Published : July 2022