Sustainable & Healthy Cities for the Future

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 15:00

Dr Nyhan will discuss her work on developing intelligent solutions for sustainable, healthy and liveable cities of the future.

Dr. Marguerite Nyhan is a Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at University College Cork and a Visiting Scientist at Harvard University in Boston. While conducting her PhD in Environmental Engineering in Trinity College Dublin, Nyhan was invited to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at this time. Following the completion of her PhD, she was hired as a Post-Doctoral researcher at MIT and led the Urban Environmental Research Team within MIT’s Senseable City Laboratory. She was then a Post-Doctoral researcher at Harvard University’s School of Public Health. Later, she was recruited by the United Nations in New York City, where she worked as a Research Scientist.   
With a background in environmental engineering, urban analytics and public health, Marguerite is interested in informing the design of climate friendly, sustainable, healthy and liveable cities of the future. Nyhan has published groundbreaking research on using ICT datasets to evaluate urban dynamics at a city-wide scale; modelling emissions and human exposures to pollution; and determining associations between exposures and human health outcomes through environmental epidemiological modelling methods. Her current work also focuses on the human health impacts of climate change; climate policy; and in harnessing emerging technologies for humanitarian efforts and sustainable development work to achieve the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.  
Marguerite's work has been featured extensively in the media, including in the Guardian newspaper and NPR. She has spoken to a range of audiences globally; from lecturing at MIT and Harvard, and giving a TED talk in her home country of Ireland to addressing the United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya. 

For registration details, please email Dr John Cullen