School of Natural and Built Environment
Joseph Ireland is a PhD student researching Geothermal Energy here in Northern Ireland. In a previous life he completed a MEng in Civil Engineering here at Queens and then worked as a Drilling Engineer for BP in the North Sea for 7 years. Having completed the BP Challenge Programme, Joseph decided to focus on a career offshore and was promoted to Rig Site Engineer working on several BP assets West of the Shetland Islands. Following a 'personal climate crisis', Joseph chose to resign from BP to pursue alternative energy sources. Joseph is passionate about the three SECA pillars; sustainability, equal rights and climate change issues. His goal for the next 5 years is to set the wheels in motion for sustainable growth of a Geothermal Energy industry here in Northern Ireland. Joseph is motivated by the pursuit of bringing his best self to work everyday.