University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen has a significant capability in energy-related research; much of it is directed or relevant to renewable energy technologies.  We have capabilities in:

Renewable Energy Technologies:

  • Biomass production, supply and conversion for heat,¬†power and transport
  • Wave energy systems
  • Photocatalysis and dye sensitized photovoltaic cells¬†

Sustainable Energy Vectors:

  • Hydrogen production from renewables and photocatalysis
  • Fuel cells

Networks:

  • Application of power electronics to HVDC power transmission systems and integration of renewable energy sources¬†

Transport:

  • Development and implementation of sustainable transport systems¬†

Social, Economic and Policy:

  • Whole systems research – energy flows in¬†sustainable systems
  • Policy and governance
  • Economics of renewable energy, particularly bioenergy and offshore wind
  • Public perception

Energy Demand Reduction:

  • Development of new engineering concepts,¬†materials and methods for low energy, low carbon buildings¬†

Environmental Impacts:

  • Assessments of the impacts of offshore wind structures on wildlife¬†

For further information contact:
Fred Stevenson-Robb
Director of Research and Innovation

T: +44 (0)1224 272121
E: f.stevenson-robb@abdn.ac.uk
W: www.abdn.ac.uk