Aisling graduated from NUI Galway, Ireland in 2012 with a BEng in Civil Engineering. In 2013 she moved to Edinburgh and completed her MSc in Renewable Energy and received a University Class medal. The project she worked on at her time as a masters student was ‘A review on the Sustainability of the Electric Car’. She co-authored an article with Prof. Muneer et al. titled ‘Energetic, environmental and economic performance of electric vehicles: Experimental evaluation’ published by Elsevier in 2015. Aisling also co-ordinates the research student group SISER, an academic group that promotes research and development in solar energy in Scotland. The SISER academics represent Universities all over Scotland from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen universities. For her PhD, Aisling is looking into heating the electric vehicle by solar means, to reduce the thermal loading on the battery. Aisling’s main research interests include: electric vehicle, renewable energy and sustainable technologies. Research topic: An investigation into the thermal characteristics in an electric car.