Dr Inġ. Daniel MicallefPresident
Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef is an academic at the University of Malta forming part of the department of Environmental Design at the Faculty for the Built Environment. He is also an associate member of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Malta.
Daniel graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2008 with first class honours. He started his professional career in the public sector with the Malta Resources Authority as an energy analyst. During this time he started pursuing a career in academia. He read for a joint PhD with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (where he formed part of the DUWIND wind energy research group) and the University of Malta. His research focused on furthering the understanding of wind turbine flow phenomena close to the tip. He was awarded his PhD in 2012. During the final year of his PhD, Daniel also worked as a project officer at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Malta where he developed analysis tools and contributed in the design of an urban wind turbine being developed by industry. He continued his post-doctoral research experience on the HILDA FP7 project.
Daniel published in high quality peer reviewed journals and conferences worldwide. His current major interests are in the fields of wind energy, wind engineering and building physics. Apart from his research activities, he lectures in both undergraduate and masters courses. He is currently the president of the Chamber of Engineers (a voluntary organisation).