Energy Systems

Institute for Energy Systems (IES) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Closing Date: 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

3-phase Permanent Magnet (PM) machines are used as motors and generators in various modern applications such as the electric transportation, wind energy harvesting and industry.

Institute for Energy Systems (IES) spin-out company REOptimize Systems has won a Shell Springboard Award for its work to address the problem of reduced energy production in ageing wind turbines.

REOptimize Systems  has developed a software platform that applies machine learning techniques to wind turbine control settings


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:00


John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

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Staff and students from the School were recognised in two categories at the University’s Sustainability Awards 2018 during a ceremony on 28 March 2019. Institute of Energy Systems PhD student Zihao Li won Silver in the Student Residence category, while the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab took Bronze in the Labs category.

Sustainability Award recipients: (from left to right) IES PhD student Zihao Li wins Silver in the Student Residence category; Dr Rupert Myers, Mr Gordon Paterson and Dr Enzo Mangano of the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab take Bronze in the Labs category

On Monday 4 March, over 100 guests gathered for a special public panel discussion to explore emerging engineering technologies and their future role in society. Organised jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering, this was the final event in the School’s year-long series of celebrations marking 150 years since the University was granted the UK’s first Regius Chair of Engineering.

L-R: Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL) chairs a panel discussion with Brian Gerardot (Heriot-Watt University), Colin McInnes (University of Glasgow) and Susan Rosser (University of Edinburgh)

The School is partnering with Babock International to develop a £2.4 million engineering research facility which promises to speed the development of materials and structures used in tidal energy, transport and other industries.

FASTBLADE test facility

The School’s Regius Professor of Engineering Jason Meredith Reese, who died suddenly at the early age of 51 on Friday 8 March, was an internationally renowned engineering scientist, respected academic and a valued mentor to many.

The School’s Dr Sotirios Tsaftaris has been awarded the Canon Medical and Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship in Healthcare AI, to further his work in using artificial intelligence to detect and predict serious health conditions including cardiovascular disease.

Dr Sotirios Tsaftaris (second from right) with (R-L) Ken Sutherland, President of Canon Medical, Naomi Climer, Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, Head of the School of Engineering, and Charlie Jeffery, Professor of Politics and Senior Vice-Principal of the University

Closing Date: 

Friday, May 31, 2019

The EPSRC Industrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) is a pa


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