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Great success! CESI's Annual Research Conference 2019

CESI recently welcomed over 60 researchers to its Newcastle University HQ for its Annual Research Conference.

This year’s conference had an overarching theme of Collaboration across CESI, crossing boundaries between institutions and disciplines.  The 1-day event, chaired by CESI Director, Professor Phil Taylor, brought together researchers and academics awarded funding through the CESI Flexible Funding Calls, the CESI academic consortium and invited representatives from large UK Energy research projects.

Keynote speakers

CESI was delighted to welcome three Keynote Speakers to deliver talks at the conference:

Breadth of CESI research

The event’s programme included 3 presentation sessions on different aspects of CESI’s research, with the lunchtime poster session providing further opportunity to showcase the Centre’s activities.  The day concluded with a working session focussing on “Collaboration opportunities across energy research consortia”.  This session, chaired by CESI Director, Professor Phil Taylor, considered how CESI and other major UK energy research projects can work together.

Session 1: CESI and beyond
Chair: Professor Phil Taylor, CESI Director and Head of School of Engineering, Newcastle University

Session 2: Collaboration on Energy Systems Demonstrators
Chair: Dr Sara Walker, CESI Associate Director; Newcastle University School of Engineering

Session 3: Collaboration – CESI, Government, Regulators and Industry
Chair: Professor Simone Abram, CESI Co-Investigator; Durham University Dept of Anthrolopology; Co-Director, Durham Energy Institute

Session 4: Collaboration opportunities across energy consortia
Session Chair: Professor Phil Taylor, CESI Director and Head of School of Engineering, Newcastle University


Prizes for the best research poster and oral presentations were awarded at the event:

Poster Presentations

1st prize:  Dr Peter McCallum, Dr David P Jenkins, Dr Andrew D Peacock, Heriot-Watt University
Title: An urban-scale, physics-integrated stock modelling approach, calibrated using smart meter data

Runner up: Jingjie Yang, Dr Wei Sun, Professor Gareth Harrison, University of Edinburgh
Title: A Novel Planning Method for Multi-Scale Integrated Energy System under CO2 Force

Oral Presentations

1st prize: Dr Sandhya Patidar, Dr David P Jenkins, Dr Andrew D Peacock, Dr Peter McCallum, Heriot-Watt University
Title: The HMM-GP model for statisitical simulation of electricity demand profile

Runner up: Ali El Hadi Berjawi, Newcastle University
Title: Applying Systems Engineering Concepts for the Evaluation of Whole Energy Systems

CESI Conference 2019 Book of Abstracts

Available to download now: cesi research conference 2019_book of abstracts (PDF 3KB)

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CESI Research Conference 2019 Opening Session

published on: 30 July 2019