Research within the School of Engineering


The School of Engineering is home to two research groups with interests based in Sustainable Energy and Power Systems and Industrial Digitalisation and Systems Intelligence (IDSI).

This School is dedicated to supporting innovative research of the highest quality. Our objective is to provide a global centre of excellence in industrial and commercial energy and high technology system sectors. For more information click on the images below to visit our research groups.

Sustainable Energy and Power Research Group

The SEP group provides a strategic focus for fundamental and applied research that includes activities in Smart Energy; Grid Development; Renewables Research for the Built Environment; Energy Harvesting; Prognostics and Diagnostics for Industrial Systems; Laser Technology for Industrial Systems; Power Electronic Conversion; Advanced Vehicle Control; and Biofuels Research, among others.

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Industrial Digitalisation and System Intelligence (IDSI) Research Group

The IDSI research group conducts both fundamental and industry-driven research to advance innovation beyond the horizon. Our diverse research activity encompasses Artificial Intelligence; Advanced Control and Diagnostics; Dynamic System Modelling; Robotics; Image and Signal Processing; System Optimization and Human-Machine Interaction for a broad portfolio of real-life engineering applications.

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The University of Lincoln is a project partner in the ICaRE4Farms (I4F) project. This project intends to boost the use of solar thermal energy (STE) in farming in North-West Europe, contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increase the share of renewable energies, help the transition to a low-carbon economy and meet the EU 2030 goal of 27% share for renewable energy. Solar thermal energy is affordable renewable energy to heat water and has a huge potential to replace fossil energies.

Through transnational cooperation, the I4F project will test next-generation STE systems in four agricultural sectors that require hot water to feed livestock (calves) and heat farm buildings (poultry, pigs) and greenhouses (horticulture). The project partners will share good practices and implement the solution taking into account the features of each region and sector, will install and monitor four pilot sites to test and demonstrate the technology, and will support the deployment of other 17 flagship STE systems to improve the economic model and validate the greenhouse gas cuts. 

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