Special Interest Group Meeting: Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems 

9th – 10th October 2019, University of Strathclyde, UK


University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, UK

Our  Special Interest Group meeting on Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems is held over 2 days and the daily programme is detailed below:


Wednesday 9th October 2019

09:00 – 09:25Registration & Refreshments
09:30 – 09:40Welcome by euspen President: Prof. Enrico Savio
09:40 – 09:50Welcome by local host: Sir Jim McDonald, Incoming President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, UK
09:50 – 10:20Precision Engineering and the Energy Transition
Marieke Beckmann, NPL, UK
10:20 – 10:30Strathclyde Energy Theme
Prof. Stuart Galloway, University of Strathclyde, UK
10:30 – 11:00Coffee & Networking
11:00 – 12:30


Chair: TBC




Session 1: Wind

11:00     Wind Energy Past, Present and Future
Prof. W E Leithead,  Director of EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures, University of Strathclyde

11:30     PTB Competence Center for Wind Energy Systems
Prof. Frank Härtig, PTB, DE

11:50     Wind turbine hubs precision manufacturing with a mobile CNC machine
Alessandro Checchi, DTU, DK

12:10     Traceable measurements of large drivetrain components for wind energy systems
Dr. Harald Bosse, PTB, DE

12:30 – 13:30Lunch & Networking
13:30 – 14:30Laboratory Tour 1: Centre for Precision Manufacturing
14:45 – 15:35


Chair: Xichun Luo

Session 2: Storage (Part 1)

14:45     Storage Technologies for the Energy System of the Future
Prof. Maximilian Fleischer, Siemens, Chief Expert Energy Technologies, DE

15:15     Pumped hydro storage and 100% renewable electricity
Cheng Cheng, The Australian National University, AUS

15:35 – 15:55Coffee & Networking
15:55 – 16:35Session 2: Storage (Part 2)

15:55     Developing the supply chain for PEM electrolysers
Arend de Groot, TNO, NL

16:15   How long-life, fast response, energy storage can enable a cost effective energy transition
Miles Franklin, Gravitricity, UK

16:35 – 16:40Coffee
16:40 – 17:40


Chair: Alex Slocum

Session 3: Solar

16:40     Challenges, Opportunities and Integrations of Solar Energy technologies
Prof. Tapas Mallick, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, UK

17:00     Large area precision manufacturing of light guiding lenses for solar heat
Henrik Pranov, CEO, Heliac, DK

17:20     Production and in process metrology of thin film photovoltaics
Prof. Liam Blunt, University of Huddersfield, UK

19:00 – 21:30Networking Dinner @ Corinthian Club

Thursday 10th October 2019

09:00 – 10:00Laboratory Tour 2: Strathclyde Energy and Environment Institute in Technology Innovation Centre
10:15– 10:45Coffee, Networking & Poster Session

P1.01  Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for reduction of water use in cleaning of concentrating solar power mirrors
Katherine Gobey, Cranfield University, UK

P1.02  Load Monitoring of wind turbine structures: Influence of sensor sampling rate on the fatigue load analysis
Manuel Kim, Leinde Systems GMbH, DE

10:45 – 11:15Commercial Session

 ·      Siemens
·       Heliac
·       Cleaning Concentrating Solar Power Mirrors Without Water
        Adam Bennett, Cranfield Plasma Solutions, UK

11:15 – 12:35


Chair: Harald Bosse

Session 4: Off-Shore and Beyond

11:15     Energy Harvesting and Storage System – Stabilized Offshore Wind Turbines
Prof. Alex Slocum, MIT, US

11:45     An overview of Off-Shore Renewable Energy
Dr. Zhiming Yuan, University of Strathclyde, UK

12:05     Manufacturing Challenges for Lifetime Extension of Renewable Energy Systems
David Butler, University of Strathclyde, UK

12:20     An Update on Wave and Tidal Energy Developments
Cameron Johnstone, University of Strathclyde, UK

12:35 – 12:45Closing Remarks – Prof. Alex Slocum
12:45 – 14:15Lunch & Open Forum
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