National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

Staff Profile

Professor David Flynn

David joined the University of Glasgow in 2022 as a Professor of Cyber Physical Systems. David is a member of the Energy and Sustainability Group, as well as the Communication, Sensing and Imaging Group.

David’s research interests include prognostics and health management, energy systems, sensing technologies and microsystems. 

Professor Flynn is a co-founder of the UKs EPSRC National Centre for Energy System Integration (CESI), UK Offshore Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Hub for Offshore Energy Asset Integrity Management (ORCA) for the Certification of Assets, and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence. Professor Flynn has published over 180 papers, holds several patents, established industrial innovation centres and created new companies.

Professor Flynn is the recipient of several national and international awards for his research, including the Interface Knowledge Exchange Champion of the Year for 2020, Rushlight Innovation Award, and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Leslie H Paddle prize. Professor Flynn is also the IET Information Technology Innovation of the Year 2019 and Global Innovation of the Year winner 2019.  

David has authored over 70 journals and conference papers, published UK RAS White papers on resilience and extreme environments, secured several international patents for inline monitoring technologies, contributed to book chapters and crown estate reports.

David is a Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Eminent Overseas Professor of Nagasaki University and the Vice-Chair of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Scotland.

His degrees include a BEng (Hons), 1st Class in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2002), an MSc (Distinction) in Microsystems (2003) and a PhD in Microscale Magnetic Components (2007), from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

David works on several CESI Work Packages, and is lead for Work Package 4:

  • WP4          Energy Demand (Work Package Lead)
  • WP5          Validation & Demonstration
  • WP6          Multi-scale Architectures, Planning & Operation
  • WP7          Impact, Engagement & Management

Link to David’s publications