Head of Strategic Research, ORE Catapult
Paul McKeever joined ORE Catapult (formerly Narec) in August 2006 and holds the post of Head of Strategic Research responsible for research business development, external research collaborations and academic engagement. Previously, Paul occupied the role of Project Coordinator for the OPTIMUS FP7 project (prognostic condition monitoring) and prior to that, he occupied similar roles on the Snapper FP7 project and Aquamarine Power’s Oyster project (both wave energy converter projects). He is currently a Board member of the European Association of Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC), a Management Board member of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme for Wind (EERA JPWind) and represents ORE Catapult on the SuperGen Wind Management Committee, the UKCMER Advisory Board and the Durham Energy Institute’s Industrial Advisory Board.
Prior to working for ORE Catapult, Paul spent sixteen years in the automotive and railway industries in a number of positions including Project Engineer, Lead Engineer and Technical Team Leader. Paul obtained a Masters Degree (MEng) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford. He is also a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng).