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Professor Brian Norton

Professor Brian Norton, President, Dublin Institute of Technology is an internationally renowned academic and author, principally in the field of solar energy. He has authored numerous books and research papers, which have been cited extensively. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering.

Originally qualified as a physicist at University of Nottingham, Professor Norton gained doctorates in engineering from Cranfield University and the University of Nottingham.  He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, Engineers Ireland, the UK Higher Education Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the chartered Institute of building Services Engineers (CIBSE).  He is an Honorary Professor at University of Ulster, Harbin Institute of Technology and Begin Wazi in China, and University of Houston, USA. 

Professor Norton participates actively in a range of industry bodies, including; Chair of “Action Renewables”, responsible for facilitating renewable energy development in Northern Ireland; and Vice-President of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance.  He is also elected to the Council of Dublin Chamber of Commerce.  Among his honours are the CIBSE Napier Shaw Medal and the Energy Institute Roscoe.


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