Prof Gareth Harrison

Bert Whittington Chair and Director of Research



+44(0)131 6505583


Faraday Building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
  • Energy Storage and Carbon Capture
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Power Systems
Professor Gareth Harrison
Professor Gareth Harrison

Academic Qualifications: 

  • BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 1997
  • PhD Electrical Power Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2001
  • Editorial board member of the International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems
  • International Advisory Board, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 


  • Electricity Network Interaction, Integration and Control [IDCORE]
  • Technologies for Sustainable Energy [MSc]
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies 4
  • Personal Tutor

Research Interests: 

My research activity covers a wide range of areas including:

  • Grid integration of renewable energy
  • Renewable resource assessment using high performance computing
  • Climate change impacts on electricity systems
  • Multi-vector energy systems/energy systems integration
  • Carbon footprints of energy systems


  • Renewable resource assessment
  • Network Integration of Renewable Energy
  • Multi-vector energy systems/energy systems integration
  • Climate Change Impacts on Renewable Energy
  • Life cycle assessment (or carbon footprints)