Dr Neil Burnside
- Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow (Systems Power and Energy)
telephone: 0141 330 3220
I am a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow within the School of Engineering. I joined the School in November 2014 as a PDRA, and was awarded a Fellowship in 2017. Prior to this, I took a year out (2013-2014) to focus on my health (I've suffered various complications since contracting Lyme Disease in 2009) and worked as a part-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh (2010–2013). I received my BSc in Earth Sciences from the Univeristy of Glasgow's School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES) in 2006 and my PhD from the Scottish Universities Envrionmental Research Centre (SUERC) and GES in 2010.
My main interests lie in the fields of applied geoscientific engineering and environmental resilience. This encompases a range of geoenergy engineering challenges, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), mining, and geothermal energy. My current research focuses on optimising sustainable, low-carbon, energy and water resource development strategies, to similtaniously maximise their potential and minimise their associated environment impacts. I have worked accross Europe, Africa, America, and East Asia and published articles on topics including geothermics, groundwater engineering, structural geology and environmental science.
I currently lead or co-supervise the following PhD students:
- David Birks
- Aaron Williams
- Sean Watson
- Michael-Allan Millar
- ENG2080: Geology for Civil Engineers 2
- ENG4173: Renewable Energy 4
- Course leader of ENG2080: Geology for Civil Engineers 2