Professor Brian Norton is President of Dublin Institute of Technology. He received a BSc in Physics from University of Nottingham in Physics and a MSc and PhD in Energy Engineering from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Engineer both in the UK and Ireland. Professor Norton is the author or co-author of nine books over 420 papers principally in solar energy research including 170 in major international learned journals. Currently Professor Norton is elected to the Council of Dublin Chamber of Commerce. He is a Director of the Greenway, Ireland’s first green technology corridor, chairs “Action Renewable” responsible for facilitating renewable energy development in Northern Ireland and is Vice – President of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute., Engineers Ireland and the Higher Education Academy. Among his awards are the Napier Shaw Medal of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and the Roscoe Award of the Institute of Energy. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and is a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering. He is an Honorary Professor of the University of Ulster, Harbin Institute of Technology, China and University of Houston, USA.
President DIT – Chairman of the Judging Panel