Professor Gareth Harrison is Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Power Engineering and Director of Research in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Doctorate from the same institution.
He leads research activity across a wide area including integration of renewable energy within multi-vector energy systems, renewable resource assessment, climate change impacts on energy systems; and carbon footprints of energy systems.
He is Associate Director of the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), was previously Principal Investigator of the Adaptation and Resilience in Energy Systems project and is currently a Co-investigator on a range of EPSRC and EU projects covering energy storage, hydrogen, conventional generation and offshore renewable energy.
Professor Harrison is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and an Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 1997
PhD Electrical Power Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2001
Professional Qualifications and Memberships:
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)