School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology Development
Academic biographyDr James Carton is Assistant Professor in Sustainable Energy in Dublin City University, is co-founder of Hydrogen Ireland Association and Hydrogen Mobility Ireland. Dr Carton is a member of the World Energy Council’s Hydrogen Global initiative and is Hydrogen Taskforce Expert to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE). Dr Carton has over 20 years experience in hydrogen technologies.
Dr Carton’s research focus is energy sustainability through innovative technology development with industry; techno-economic modelling, hydrogen for mobility, Power-to-Gas, Power-to-X and renewable energy storage. Recently Dr Carton was awarded funding from Science Foundation Ireland to investigate the role of hydrogen to support renewable energy storage in a project called HyWest and is also developing a project HyLIGHT to provide the necessary tools to guide the cost-effective and sustainable large-scale implementation of hydrogen technologies in Ireland.
Dr Carton has also been awarded EU project funding for HySkills to inform and up-skill technicians and first responders about hydrogen technology to allow our workforce and economy to take advantage of the opportunities Ireland has to develop cleaner, greener technologies in the fight against climate change.