Energy Systems

Institute for Energy Systems (IES) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, December 31, 2025

In 2013, for the first time, the America's Cup was sailed with foiling boats. This led to fast growth in the use of foils on both sailing and power boats, both for racing and cruising.

AC72 class catamaran (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC72)

Research Collaboration and Partnerships

Centre for Biomedical Engineering at Edinburgh - CBEE

Research Partnerships

The School is also a partner in a number of important interdisciplinary centres within the University:

About King's Buildings

King's Buildings Campus, University of Edinburgh

The King's Buildings is home to several education and research organisations:

Business case studies

Wave Making Technology - Edinburgh Designs Ltd

Spinout companies

Spinouts are companies started by School staff, where the University holds the intellectual property rights.

Partnerships

Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, Edinburgh

Centre for Biomedical Engineering at Edinburgh (CBEE)

Institute for Energy Systems

An underwater view of the turbines in the Flowave tidal and wave tank

Research in the Institute for Energy Systems (IES) delivers world leading research in low carbon energy systems, technology and policy.

Research Institutes

Cavitation induced collapse of surface nanobubbles

Each of the following Research Institutes is a major centre of expertise and between them they span much of modern engineering:

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Current students assisting visitors at a University of Edinburgh Open Day

Open Days are a great opportunity to come and see the University for yourself. You can find out about student life in Edinburgh from the people who know it best - our students and staff.

About the School of Engineering

Sanderson Building, The School of Engineering

Over 250 staff and 2500 students sit within four teaching Disciplines and seven Research Institutes covering the breadth and depth of world-leading engineering.

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