Dr James Robertson

Research Associate



+44(0)131 6505575


4.115 Faraday Building

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
  • Energy Storage and Carbon Capture
  • Power Systems


James Robertson is a Post Doctoral Research Associate and a highly experienced power engineer with expertise in electricity network optimisation and control. He holds an MEng in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Co-Investigator of a Supergen Energy Networks Hub Flexible Funding project examining the impacts of hybrid heating technologies with the wider energy system of different vectors. He has been involved in a range of UK EPSRC projects: ARIES (EP/I035773/1); RESTLESS (EP/N001893/1) and CESI (EP/P001173/1) as well as contributing the modelling suite for HYVE (EP/L018284/1). He actively supervises and supports post-docs and PhDs in the institute. His research integrates a wide area of electricity system design and operation covering transmission and distribution. It includes the application of expert knowledge in modelling electricity networks, optimisation methods and market design. His research interest is in the operability of energy systems and how technological developments can be integrated into the industry structure and utilised to achieve a secure and sustainable energy system.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD, Electronics and Electrical Engineering , University of Edinburgh
  • MEng (Hons), Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)


  • Support Lecturer  - Sustainable Energy Group Design Project (Hydropower) MSc
  • PhD Project Supervision  - School of Engineering
  • Dissertation Supervisor  - Sustainable Energy Systems MSc
  • Dissertation Supervisor  - Electrical Power Engineering MSc
  • Tutor & Demonstrator  - Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Disciplines

Research Interests: 


  • Optimisation Modelling
  • Modelling of Electrical Energy Systems
  • Network Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources
  • Climate Change Impacts on Renewable Energy