Professor Gareth Harrison is Head of the School of Engineering and Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Power Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Doctorate from the same institution.
His research is focused on renewable energy integration within energy systems and he has built a reputation for the application of meteorological modelling and optimisation methods for energy network operation and planning. He is currently a Co-investigator on several EPSRC and Ofgem/InnovateUK projects covering energy storage and power networks. He was Associate Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (2016-2022), Principal Investigator of the EPSRC Adaptation and Resilience in Energy Systems project (2012-2015), examining climate impacts on energy system resilience, and has been Co-Investigator on many UK and EU consortia.
Professor Harrison is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is an Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was a founding member and now Emeritus member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland.
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 1997
PhD Electrical Power Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2001
Professional Qualifications and Memberships:
Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)