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Impact Workshop (20): Understanding and Describing Research Impact
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Impact Workshop (20)

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Venue: Room P6-03, Graduate House

Understanding and Describing Research Impact

Professor Robin Wallace
Dean, International, College of Science and Engineering
Chair in Renewable Energy Systems, School of Engineering
The University of Edinburgh
Deputy chair, REF 2014 Sub-panel 15: General Engineering

This workshop is jointly organised by the Faculty of Science and the Knowledge Exchange Office.

All are welcome.


Professor Robin Wallace co-chaired Sub-panel 15 (General Engineering) of the 2014 REF in the UK. In this workshop he will outline the key areas within which submissions were assessed, discuss the need to clearly identify impact from research and offer some suggestions on how to achieve this.

About the Speaker:

Professor Robin Wallace graduated B.Sc. in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1990 at the University of Edinburgh. Between these times he worked for Parsons Peebles Motors and Generators project-engineering turnkey power generation systems around the world, mainly in small-hydro. He holds a personal chair in Renewable Energy Systems and founded The Institute for Energy Systems in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh where he is now Dean International in the College of Science and Engineering. He has established research collaborations between the Institute and partner universities in many countries including USA, Canada, India, Taiwan, China and Chile.

His research interests include marine energy development and smart-grids, specifically the interaction of distributed renewable energy generation with the autonomous electricity networks. He has been principal or co-investigator on research projects amounting to over £40m in value, and has supervised 18 PhD students to completion, while publishing over 100 papers.

He is Executive Director of the EPSRC SuperGen UK Centre for Marine Energy Research, a Director of the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility and a founding Co-Director of the Scottish Energy Technology Partnership. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Institution of Engineering and Technology and is a Chartered Electrical Engineer.

Date/Time07/12/2017 12:00-13:00
VenueRoom P6-03, Graduate House

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 21/11/2017 09:00(HKT) to 06/12/2017 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

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