The Institute for Energy Systems was formed in August 2002 by bringing together colleagues in Energy Systems and Wave Power. The Institute now consists of 26 academic staff, 27 research staff, and approximately 70 postgraduate students.

The Energy Systems Group combined expertise in traditional power engineering and power electronics with energy resource management and environmental preservation. It operated extensively with UK industry, within Europe and in less-developed countries. The Wave Power Group created Salter's 'duck' to generate electricity from the waves and subsequent research focussed on improved wave devices, high efficiency hydraulic transmission and control and a new generation of test tanks.

These have led to significant commercial spinout activity: world-leading wavemaking and tank building by Edinburgh Designs Ltd; development and application of Digital Displacement™ technology to control and transmission of fluid power by Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd; and the development of the Pelamis wave energy converter by Pelamis Wave Power.

First 'sneak' wave in the Curved Tank (2002) - the most intimate of multi-directional tanks.
Win Rampen
Win Rampen, part of the Wave Power Group, founder of Artemis Intelligent Power and the Digital Displacement® systems technology