Emeritus Professor of Architectural Science, UCD
Owen Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Architectural Science, UCD Dublin, is Vice President, Royal Dublin Society, chair of the Energy Institute Ireland Branch and Hon Secretary, Irish Green Building Council. Member also of the Boards of the National Gallery of Ireland, Grangegorman Development Agency, the Marine Institute and the Tipperary Energy Agency.
Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) 2009-’12. Qualified as architect, engineer, and energy technologist, has practised professionally in Ireland, England and Zambia. Part-time Executive Director for Innovation and R&D at Bord na Móna 2006-‘08. Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Architecture UCD Dublin and later Principal of the UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical & Physical Sciences 2001-’06. In 1976 co-founded the Solar Energy Society of Ireland. Director of the UCD Energy Research Group 1974-2008.
Responsible for Building Technology in the UCD School of Architecture for many years. Has taught and lectured (mainly on architecture, energy efficiency in buildings and solar architecture) in the USA, China, Russia, South America and Africa and in most of the EU member states, and has served as External Examiner in many universities throughout the world.
Published about 200 papers and books as author, joint author or editor. Expert advisor to the European Commission DG Research energy R+D and DG Energy & Transport energy demonstration programmes, and also DG Industry and DG Environment. Co-ordinator of various EC DG Research Energy R+D projects 1986-2003, with sub-contractors in all Member States. Also research on the conservation, rehabilitation, and repair of buildings.