Current Research Projects
CECAN - measuring the effectiveness of UK energy, water, environment and food policies
We are part of a new national research hub which is developing new ways to measure the effectiveness of domestic policies on energy, water, environment and food (the 'nexus'), and how they affect wider society. Read more.
CRYOHUB - investigating and extending the potential of large-scale cryogenic energy storage
We are part of an innovation project consortium investigating and extending the potential of large-scale cryogenic energy storage using renewable energy sources. This stored energy will then be used for cooling, energy use and feed-in to the grid. Read more.
ENCORE - establishing a strategically important network in engineering complexity resilience
We are identifying, developing and disseminating new methods to help understand and explain the emergent behaviour of complex engineering systems, complexity science and natural systems, to improve their performance and resilience. Read more.
OPTEMIN - optimising energy management in industry
We are part of a collaborative UK project known as OPTEMIN which is taking a whole systems approach to the optimisation of energy management in industry. Read more.
STEPPING UP - ensuring the UK's water, energy and food security
We are part of a UK collaborative project in which we are exploring the scaling-up of innovations which address the increasing challenges of integrated water, energy and food systems. Read more
STDE - Understanding digitalisation’s impact on decarbonising the energy sector
This project's overarching goal is to create a step change in our understanding of how digitalisation will impact on the pathway to decarbonise the energy sector. Read more.