University of Glasgow at the All-Energy Conference 2023

The University of Glasgow put itself in the middle of the action at the All-Energy Conference 2023, held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). The Research Support team from the College of Science and Engineering provided a home base for academics to have meetings, find collaborators, and join in discussions.

First Minister Humza Yousaf announced funding for the University’s world-leading Hydrogen lab. He met with Professor David Flynn, supported by our Industry Engagement team David Pollock and Anne-Mari Gillespie, to spark more conversations with multinational energy corporations and upcoming SMEs who are bringing cutting-edge technology to market.

University of Glasgow booth

IAA Knowledge Exchange Associate David Hughes and Industry Engagement Manager Anne-Mari Gillespie manned our booth in the Research & Innovation Hub. It was bustling with activity.

Using posters, Dr Pablo Docampo showcased his work using perovskite crystal structures in photovoltaics, and Dr Vinny Davies his work on digital twinning.

Dr Wenjuan Song and Dr Mohammad Yazdani-Asrami’s work in propulsion, superconductors, and electrification sparked a lot of interest from the transport sector. Its representatives were out in force as the Net Zero target gets more priority.

With project funding available from the EPSRC IAA to produce impact from our research, and such interest from attendees, projects are sure to be started from these conversations.

Lectures and presentations

Dr Gioia Falcone and Dr Ria Dunkley discussed low-carbon energy solutions at community scale with GALLANT (Glasgow As a Living Laboratory for Accelerating Novel Transformation) in the Community & Local Energy Show Theatre. They showcased the amazing work getting done there.

In the Research and Innovation Hub Theatre, Professor Mark Symes kicked off the conference’s talks with a presentation on decoupled electrolysis for producing hydrogen at pressure. It led to a lot of traffic coming to the booth. Interested parties ranged from those eager to find PhD opportunities and companies hoping for a slice of the action in the hydrogen lab, to recruiters trying to get the inside track on our excellent graduates.

Part of the community

“Being among the various universities and organisations supporting research and development really brought home how useful it is to be part of a community that both cooperates and competes to push things forward for the greater good and towards a common goal,” according to KE Associate David Hughes. “The posters on show and the talks on offer highlight the fantastic talents and massive energy being focussed on some of the greatest challenges facing us just now.”

“The partnerships being formed and strengthened at events like these between academia, industry, third sector groups and community representatives are incredibly important tools to successfully tackle the issues we are all aware need to be addressed.”