Energy Expertise at Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has a multi-disciplinary community of energy expertise, with around 300 academics carrying out energy-related research across our Schools and Colleges.

AIMday Energy offers a unique opportunity for industry to pose challenges to our diverse academic community.

Low Carbon Energy

  • Renewable Energy – wind, wave, tidal, solar
  • Conventional Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Biofuels

Integrated and Whole Systems

  • Multi-energy systems
  • Optimisation and modelling
  • Marine Energy Converters
  • Smart Grids
  • Power Systems
  • Clean Combustion

Delivery and End-Use

  • Networks
  • End-use

Materials and Storage

  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Chemical Storage
  • Heat Storage
  • Geological Storage
  • Chemical conversion
  • Energy materials
  • Composite materials
  • Structures and built environment
  • Pipelines and offshore structures

Economy and Society

  • Energy and social practice
  • Energy policy and strategy
  • Energy and economics, finance and investment

Data Technology and Science

  • Sensing and collecting
  • Modelling
  • Analysis
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing

Development and Health

  • Energy and fuel poverty effects
  • Social and environmental mitigation
  • Technology and policy


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  • Surface
  • Water