A new research hub that will focus on projects that minimise impact on the environment has been launched.
Glasgow Caledonian University’s Institute for Sustainable Engineering and Technology Research (ISETR) will bring together projects across three broad themes: Engineering and Energy Systems, Interactive and Communications Engineering and Sustainability in the Built Environment.
One of the projects include research by Dr Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez (pictured), which looks into solar concentrators – devices which increase the amount of power that can be generated by a solar cell. Another the institute will manage is the development of a new solar thermal collector device to heat water in homes and businesses. The research is looking to create solar thermal devices from cheaper materials in an effort to cut unit cost.
Professor Scott McMeekin, Institute Director said: “The ISETR will build on Scotland’s proud engineering heritage by developing technological innovations and solutions which are sustainable and able to cater for future generations.”