New Publication: Prognostics and Health Management for the Optimization of Marine Hybrid Energy Systems

In 2018, Heriot-Watt University won the British Renewable Energy Association (BREA) award for the decarbonisation of transport, recognising quality, commitment and innovation in low carbon vehicles – cars, vans, buses, road freight or on farm vehicles, powered by clean electricity or sustainable biofuels – and alternative vehicle fuels. We are very pleased to now provide […]


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Green Energy is Key to Restoring Economy Post-Pandemic

The threat posed to rural economies was starkly highlighted this week when a survey conducted by Orkney businesses, predicted some 3,000 local jobs may be lost, and the amount of money flowing through the local economy could be almost halved, if the worst impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are realised. “Investment in green-energy projects is crucial […]


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AI Set to Deliver Safer Offshore Work Environments

A new artificial intelligence that is set to boost safety standards in the offshore energy industry is in development. A team of engineers from Heriot-Watt University’s, Smart Systems Group (SSG), say their ambitious project will protect lives and help prevent offshore disasters. Part of the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub, a consortium of five universities including Heriot-Watt, […]


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New Publication: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Energy Demand-Side Response: A Systematic Review

The Smart Systems Group, in collaboration with the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the School of Engineering at University of Edinburgh, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) and Upside Energy are pleased to announce the publication of “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Energy Demand-side Response: A Systematic […]


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New Publication: Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar

Jamie Blanche and Prof. David Flynn of the Smart Systems Group (SSG) are pleased to share their latest publication, “Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar” in IEEE Access. This publication represents collaborative research performed by the Smart Systems Group, the Institute of Geoenergy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and […]


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Innovatus Tech: New Company Startup with Prof. David Flynn

The co-director of the Smart Systems Group, Professor David Flynn, is part of an esteemed team of experienced innovators and entrepreneurs who have created a new company, Innovatus Tech, to unlock the potential of the hydrogen economy. Innovatus are targeting the unmet need in high pressure density storage solutions for hydrogen. Utilising a patented technology, which has […]


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A Safety Framework for Critical Systems Utilising Deep Neural Networks

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of “A Safety Framework for Critical Systems Utilising Deep Neural Networks” by Dr. Xingyu Zhao of the Smart Systems Group, in collaboration with partners at the University of Liverpool and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). This research paper will be published in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes […]


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AI-driven Maintenance Support for Downhole Tools and Electronics Operated in Dynamic Drilling Environments

Well Done to our PhD students Lucas Kirschbaum and Darius Roman and the co-authorship team in Baker Hughes, Celle for their recent paper acceptance to IEEE Access for publication. This research represents a strong example of how the Smart Systems Group are creating solutions for complex challenges. An international partnership between Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and […]


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ReFLEX Orkney at Forefront of Shift to Net Zero World

A £28.5m project on the archipelago is working to combine technology with renewable energy to provide intelligent heat, power and transport services. Orkney ‘is at the forefront of a green energy revolution’ as the world moves towards a carbon-neutral future. The programme aims to create the world’s first large-scale ‘smart local energy system’ by combining […]


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Smart Systems Group Announced as Network Awards 2020 Finalists

Professor David Flynn will represent the Smart Systems Group and Heriot-Watt University at the Network Awards 2020, as a finalist in the Partner Initiative of the Year in collaboration with Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN). The Network Awards reward individuals and organisations who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the energy networks space. Now in its […]


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