Magdalena Hajdukiewicz is a graduate of Wrocław University of Science and Technology where she obtained a Masters of Civil Engineering. She completed her PhD as part of the NEMBES project (2009-2013), under the supervision of Dr. Marcus Keane at NUI Galway. The topic of her PhD thesis was 'Formal calibration methodology relating to computational fluid dynamics models of naturally ventilated internal environments'. 

Since 2013, Magdalena has been working as a postdoctoral researcher and an adjunct lecturer in Engineering at NUI Galway. She has been successful in establishing links for collaborative research between academia and industry. She has been involved in the writing of 6 international and 5 national funding proposals, of which 7 were successful (total funding €13m), including Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme with Oran Pre-CastBuilt2Spec project (funded by the EC under the Horizon 2020 programme), nZEB-RETROFIT project (funded by the Science Foundation Ireland), and 'Aerodynamic optimisation of cycling in para-sports’ project (in collaboration with TU/e). Currently, Magdalena is a principal investigator on a Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship with Tobin Consulting Engineers

Research interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • CFD modelling of built environment
  • Control optimisation of energy efficient buildings
  • Sustainability in buildings
  • Nearly zero-energy buildings
  • Thermal comfort in buildings
  • Structural and environmental building performance monitoring
  • Quality inspections during construction processes
  • Cycling aerodynamics (CFD and wind tunnel testing)

Contact details

Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, M.Eng., Ph.D., MIEI
Eng-1023, Engineering Building
Department of Civil Engineering 
NUI Galway 
University Road, Galway, Ireland 

Landline: +353 91 49 2733

Skype: magdalena.hajdukiewicz