Dr Paul McKenna

Business Partnerships Manager

Profile

I have been working as a Business Partnerships Manager since 2011, within the Enterprise and Business Partnerships (EBP) team in the Lancaster Environment Centre. Through this role I identify, develop and support new collaborative research opportunities and partnerships relevant to a broad spectrum of expertise across LEC. I also handle relationship management of key research partnerships across LEC (e.g. Environment Agency) and a number of resident companies.

My role provides support to members of staff considering opportunities for collaborative working both across LEC and with other partners to exploit new and more diverse income streams for research. I also provide project management of post-award processes, project reporting and monitoring of major LEC research collaborations and projects.

I have previously worked with the Associate Director for Research and Research Promotions Officer in carrying out the preparations for LEC’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.

Prior to this role I was the coordinator of a £1.2M Environment Agency Air Quality Umbrella Project and coordinated the first UK Conference on Energy Policy, “Will the lights go out?” in December 2004.

Daily irradiance and sunshine hours in North West England: a consultancy report undertaken for Placefirst
Ferranti, E., McKenna, P. 12/2012 Lancaster University. 20 p.
Commissioned report

Field testing of a new flow-through directional passive air sampler applied to monitoring ambient nitrogen dioxide.
Lin, C., McKenna, P.G., Timmis, R., Jones, K.C. 2010 In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 12, 7, p. 1430-1436. 7 p.
Journal article

The Captain toolbox.
Young, P.C., Taylor, C.J., Tych, W., Pedregal, D.J., McKenna, P.G. 2010
Software

Macroscopic traffic flow modelling and ramp metering control using Matlab/Simulink
Taylor, C.J., McKenna, P.G., Young, P.C., Chotai, A., Mackinnon, M. 1/10/2004 In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 19, 10, p. 975-988. 14 p.
Journal article

Model-based PIP control of the spatial temperature distribution in cars.
Quanten, S., McKenna, P., Van Brecht, A., Van Hirtum, A., Young, P.C., Janssens, K., Berckmans, D. 10/11/2003 In: International Journal of Control. 76, 16, p. 1628-1634. 7 p.
Journal article

State dependent parameter (SDP) modelling of a traffic corridor based on a macroscopic statistical traffic model (STM).
Kontoroupis, P., McKenna, P.G., Taylor, C.J., Chotai, A., Young, P.C. 2003 In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE2003). p. 367-372. 6 p.
Conference contribution

Traffic flow modelling and linked ramp metering control for the M3/M27 pilot scheme.
Taylor, C.J., McKenna, P.G., Young, P.C., Chotai, A., Scariza, J. 2003 In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering, ICSE 2003. p. 687-692. 6 p.
Conference contribution

Identification of non-linear stochastic systems by state dependent parameter estimation.
Young, P.C., McKenna, P., Bruun, J. 12/2001 In: International Journal of Control. 74, 18, p. 1837-1857. 21 p.
Journal article

Parsimonious modelling of water and suspended-sediment flux from nested-catchments affected by selective tropical forestry.
Chappell, N.A., McKenna, P., Bidin, K., Douglas, I., Walsh, R.P.D. 29/11/1999 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 354, 1391, p. 1831-1846. 16 p.
Journal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) design for delta (d ) operator systems : part 1, SISO systems.
Young, P.C., Chotai, A., McKenna, P., Tych, W. 05/1998 In: International Journal of Control. 70, 1, p. 123-147. 25 p.
Journal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) design for delta (d ) operator systems: part 2, MIMO systems.
Chotai, A., Young, P.C., McKenna, P., Tych, W. 05/1998 In: International Journal of Control. 70, 1, p. 149-168. 20 p.
Journal article

Delta operator: modelling forecasting and control
McKenna, P. 09/1997 Lancaster University. 207 p.
Doctoral Thesis