Led by Professor Markus Mueller there are seven integrated research areas involving 14 academic staff, 26 research staff and around 50 postgraduate students.
IES leads the EPSRC-funded UK Centre for Marine Energy Research, is a partner in the Supergen Photovoltaics consortia, several Energy Technologies Institute and EU projects. The current research grant portfolio is around £10 million.
The Institute for Energy Systems is one of six Joint Research Institutes (JRIs) in the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering which combines research skills in Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities.
In addition to traditional PhD training opportunities, IES leads the innovative IDCORE Engineering Doctoral Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy as well as very well-established and successful MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems.
- Electrical Power Conversion
- Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
- Energy Storage and Carbon Capture
- Energy and Climate Change
- Naval Architecture
- Offshore Renewable Energy
- Power Systems