About the Institute for Energy Systems
The Institute for Energy Systems was formed in August 2002 by bringing together colleagues from the Energy Systems and Wave Power groups.
Now led by Professor Markus Mueller there are five integrated research areas involving 14 academic staff, 26 research staff and around 50 postgraduate students. Excluding FloWave itself, the IES research grant portfolio is currently standing at around £10 million.
The IES leads the EPSRC-funded Supergen Marine Energy Consortium; is a partner in the SuperGen FlexNet, AMPerES and Photovoltaics consortia; and several Energy Technologies Institute and EU projects. The IES is also one of five Joint Research Institutes (JRIs) in the Edinburgh Research Partnership which combines research skills in Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities. In addition to PhD-level postgraduate training opportunities, IES runs a well-established and successful MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems.