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Sustainability Coordinator

  Andy Maguire's role is to assist in coordinating the extensive activities of DIT in the area of sustainability. This includes campus based initiatives; education programmes; projects from local to international; and liasing with governmental, not-for-profit, and commercial bodies.

In recent years he has worked with the DIT researchers whose interests lie in Energy, Environment and Mobility. Previoulsy he worked in the ICT sector and has been a lecturer in Marketing and Logistics. Andy has an MBA from KU Leuven, specialising in Operations. His DIT primary degree is in Marketing. 

Room 204, The Clock Tower, DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 1
Tel: +353 1 402 4151



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Sustainability Analysist & Green Campus Coordinator



Girija Banchhode provides support in the organising of Green Campus initiatives across the TU Dublin city centre campuses. This includes working on the analysis of data in areas like energy performance, waste management, and mobility/transportation usage.


Girija is completing an M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in TU Dublin. Her research topic is on Education for Sustainable Development. Girja’s primary degree is in Mechanical Engineering.


CT031 The Clock Tower, DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7
Tel: +353.1.402 5403

Researcher - Campus Renewables

    Over the years Ayda Esfandyari’s expertise has developed on experience gained in electricity generation, storage, and distribution. Her current research is developing campus based electrical systems utilising renewable energy generation with supporting local energy storage, culminating in providing optimal power distribution from a central source to electrical vehicles. Ayda is also involved in degree programme delivery in DIT's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Previously she has worked on renewable energy projects like PV Crops (EU funded) and on the protection and restoration of wind farms in Washington State University. She has a Masters from UCD in the area of Energy and Power, progressing from her DIT awarded primary degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Ayda has presented at conferences on Continentail Europe and the Far East.  She is currenly a committe member of the Irish Transport Researchers Network.

Room KE3021, DIT Kevin St, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 402 7937

Researcher - Campus Sustainabilty



Filipa is a PhD researcher at the Technological University Dublin. Her research explores Organizational Change of universities towards more sustainable strategies which was triggered after a nearly two year experience as a coordinator of environmentally friendly strategies, linking different stakeholder groups within a Higher Education context and amplifying these links with businesses and NGO’s outside the higher education walls.

She has project managed European Funding coordination proposals focused in themes that varied from “Improving Behaviour Indicators for Sustainability through Gaming initiatives” to “Marine Spatial Planning cooperation links for Europe’s Blue Growth”. This experience led her to facilitate stakeholders from five to eight European countries at every project ranging from academia, government authorities and industry.

She is a member of the Dublin Food Co-op’s Board of Directors, where she is dedicated to the improvement of the internal organization’s structure of one of the oldest co-op in Ireland.

TU Dublin - Grangegorman, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 85 134 2923

Researcher - Energy & Sustainability

  Philippe Lemarchand is an Arnold Grave's Scholar, a post-doctoral researcher, concentrating on energy research projects, with a particular emphasis on their development and management. His PhD and interests on building adaptive facades led him to participate to the COST action TU1403 and the coordination of H2020 proposals on the topic.

With engineering and master degrees in lasers and plasma physics, Philippe has worked in R&D and sales for international lighting, semiconductor and optics companies in Europe and USA.

The Greenway Hub, DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 86 726 7730