News

The latest news from the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and its projects.


11th November, 2007

Dr William Batten, Dr Patrick James and Mark Jentsch were invited to take part in a renewable energy workshop in Malaysia as part of a UK delegation from three universities. The workshop was organised by the British Council Malaysia within the framework of the International Networking for Young Scientists (INYS) programme in order to bring […]


30th October, 2007

A delegation from the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment was invited to a workshop on environmental sustainability hosted by the University of California San Diego. Prof Charles Banks, Mark Jentsch, Prof AbuBakr Bahaj, Prof Mike McDonald and Prof Mutasem El-Fadel attended the workshop, which aimed to set up research partnerships between leading academics […]


1st October, 2007

Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen Director, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Centre and Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany view Prof. Müller-Steinhagen’s presentation


26th June, 2007

Prof AbuBakr Bahaj was invited to give a presentation at the RSA on the ‘Exploitation of Ocean Currents and Waves for Electricity Generation’. The session was chaired by HRH Prince Philip. The event was sponsored by Sigma Capital Group plc.         Briefing Note for the Talk: Exploitation of Ocean Currents and Waves for Electricity […]


21st May, 2007

Members of the IDCOP research team presented their current work on climate change weather file generation for thermal building simulations to the UKCIP team in Oxford. An automated form of generating simulation weather files in TMY2 (Typical Meteorological Year) format using UKCIP data was presented. Further steps of how to disseminate this tool to the […]


11th May, 2007

Prof AbuBakr Bahaj was invited to give a presentation at an international workshop hosted by the British Council Germany and the Einstein Forum, Potsdam. The workshop ‘Carbon in the City – International Perspectives’ was held on the 11th of May 2007 at the British Embassy, Wilhelmstrasse 70 in Berlin and brought together experts from India, […]


20th April, 2007

SERG presentions on microgeneration for the French Embassy in London and at Imperial College Dr Patrick James was invited by the French Embassy in London to give a talk on ‘Microgeneration: Opportunities and Barriers’ on the 15th of February 2007. The event was held at the Novartis Foundation in London. The same talk was presented […]


30th November, 2006

Malcolm Wicks, Secretary of State said that he ‘considers that the report “Unlocking the Power House” makes an important contribution to the growing body of research on the deployment of microgeneration technologies and will help to inform the development of the microgeneration aspects of the Energy White Paper.’ The report is part of a recently […]


25th August, 2006

The Sustainable Energy Research Group presented 9 papers at the World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC IX) in Florence including papers on marine current energy converters, energy and comfort in commercial buildings and microgeneration. Several members of the group also chaired sessions within the conference. On the photo left to right: Luke Blunden, William Batten, AbuBakr […]


6th July, 2006

The Conservative Party Leader Mr David Cameron MP visited the Sustainable Energy Research Group within the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment. He was welcomed to the University by the Vice Chancellor Prof Bill Wakeham and Prof William Powrie, head of School. Prof ‘Bakr Bahaj described some of the Sustainable Energy Research Group’s activities […]