Energy expertise at Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh houses a wide range of expertise which supports companies looking to innovate within the topic of Energy.

AIMday Energy is an event at which companies can meet interdisciplinary teams of researchers with significant practical experience within the energy industry, providing the opportunity to explore and address the specific challenges each company faces, often with novel and innovative outcomes.

Expertise here at the University includes but is not limited to:

Renewable Energy

  • Wind, Wave, Tidal and Solar Energy
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Clean Combustion
  • Power Systems
  • Low-Carbon Energy Systems
  • Marine Energy Converters
  • Biofuels
  • Smart Grids
  • Energy Policy and Economics

Oil & Gas

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Energy Systems Modelling
  • Integrity of Energy Infrastructure Systems
  • Fatigue of Pipelines and Offshore Structures
  • Carbon Management
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Oil and Gas Reserves and Resources
  • Unconventional Gas Extraction

Energy Storage

  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Grid-scale Thermal Energy Storage
  • Deep Geological Storage
  • Heat Storage


  • Environmental Impact of Decommissioning
  • Well Abandonment
  • Disposal of Radioactive Waste
  • Behavioural Safety
  • Major Projects

Disruptive Technologies

  • Composite Materials and Materials Engineering
  • Big data in Energy
  • Operational Efficiency and Risk
  • Robotics and 3D printing
  • Sensors and Systems
  • Technology Roadmapping

Company questions posed to AIMday will be communicated via the AIMday website to researchers throughout the University allowing them to self-select those company questions they feel they could add most value to, according to their individual expertise. On the day, the company and the researchers then explore the question and aim to identify possible pathways to a solution.