Dr Manus O’Donnell

Head of Development, EDF Energy


Manus is currently the Head of Development for the Central Technical Organisation in EDF Energy. Prior to this, he held a number of senior roles across Technology, Innovation and Research and Development in support of nuclear operations in the UK. Manus has worked in the civil nuclear industry since 1996 on topics from safety-related research through to leadership of operationally-focused engineering teams and significant plant recovery projects. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, with degrees in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering and Mathematics and holds a PhD for his research on fusion reactor materials’ performance, conducted at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in the Netherlands. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.