Dr Ing. Paul Refalo graduated with first class honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2007. After working for a building services consultancy firm, in 2009 he was appointed Research Engineer at the University of Malta on a project financed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a thesis on Solar Desalination of Seawater in 2015.
Dr Refalo joined the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering as an academic in 2012 and is currently a Senior Lecturer. His main research interests include sustainable manufacturing, resource efficiency in industry, and sustainable water treatment. He has published and presented several papers in international journals and conferences related to the sustainability of compressed air systems and injection moulding, energy and resource efficiency in manufacturing and sustainable water treatment.
He is registered with the Regulator for Energy and Water Services (REWS) as an Energy Auditor and as an Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) Assessor. He was appointed consulting engineer on various industrial and research projects related to energy management, renewable energy technologies and sustainability in buildings.