Professor Brian Norton, immediate past President Dublin Institute of Technology, now changed to Technological University Dublin, has made significant contributions to the development of solar energy technologies particularly in the context of solar energy and energy in buildings.
He is a Principal Investigator in MaREI, Ireland’s national research centre for Energy, Marine and Climate and is currently leading a major project for the European Academies Science Advisory Committee on Decarbarbonisation of Buildings.
He is author of two books and co-author of nine books,over 450 research papers, including over 200 in major international learned journals. He has supervised forty-five doctorates, has nearly 10,000 citations with a h-index of 50. He serves as Associate Editor of “Solar Energy” - the premier international journal in the field - and serves on eight other editorial boards. He is Vice-President and Treasurer of the European Sustainable Energy innovation Alliance and on the board of the International Energy Research Centre.
He is a member of the Board of the international Daylight Academy based in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and Engineers Ireland, a Chartered Engineer (both in Ireland and the UK) and Fellow, Higher Education Academy. Professor Norton is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland's highest academic distinction, and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering.
His awards include the Napier Shaw Medal of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and the Roscoe Award of the Energy Institute. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (their highest honour). He is a co-author of the 2012 American Association of Publishers PROSE Award winning book "Comprehensive Renewable Energy.