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Aoife M. Foley is an Irish and British engineer and the Editor in Chief of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.


Professor Foley has a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (1996), and a PhD in energy engineering (2011) from University College Cork. She graduated Trinity College Dublin with a Master’s degree in environmental & transportation engineering (1999).


She joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's University Belfast in 2011 as a Lecturer, she was promoted to Reader 2019 and in July 2022 she was promoted by Progression to full Professor. In February 2023 she took her Chair in Net Zero Infrastructure in the School of Engineering in The University of Manchester.

Professor Foley's research work focuses on power and gas systems, transport electrification, wind power integration, and wind forecasting. She is an expert in application of her field towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Before working at Queen’s University, she worked at the University College Cork's School of Engineering as a lecturer and as a research fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Prior to joining academia in 2009, she has worked on energy, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and waste projects for ESB International (engineering consultants), PM Group (project management company), Siemens, and SWS Energy (Irish energy company).

She is the Editor in Chief of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and serves on the Editorial Board of Elsevier’s Renewable Energy journal.

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