The ETP Membership includes all HEIs in Scotland with academic research strength in the energy sector.

Governance of the ETP comes from the:
  • ETP Board comprising nominees from each of the members
  • ETP Advisory Group which provides strategic advice from stakeholders on Industry and Policy perspectives.
Delivery of the ETP objectives comes from:
  • ETP Management Team
  • ETP Theme Coordinators & Theme Groups
  • ETP Knowledge Exchange Network

Knowledge Exchange Network

ETP Knowledge Exchange Network

Funding  has been secured from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and ETP Member Universities to continue the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN). This catalyses and accelerates KE activity between academia and SMEs, thereby increasing innovation, advancing the development of the low carbon economy in Scotland and supporting Scotland, UK and the EU to meet ambitious 2020 low carbon targets.

The KEN comprises a total of 9 posts providing the necessary continuity, critical mass and breadth of technology focus that will result in a step change in energy related KEN activity.

The KEN comprises a team of Business Development Managers that work with companies and relevant business intermediaries to proactively explores opportunities for new collaborative links with ETP and where appropriate identify and source funding.


KE members
  • Stephen-Mark Williams- Executive Director
  • Brian Cross - Project Manager
  • Jenny Smith - Project Assistant
  • Jen Scott - Communications Assistant
  • Vacant - Marine Business Development Manager
  • Andrew Tipping - Wind Energy Business Development Manager
  • Sneh Jain - Energy Conversion & Storage Business Development Manager
  • Jennifer Keegan - Power Systems & Grid Technologies Business Development Manager
  • Natasha Madeira - Energy Systems Business Development Manager
  • Laura Finlay  - Energy Utilisation in Buildings Business Development Manager (PT)
  • Tom Bent - Energy Utilisation in Buildings Business Development Manager (PT)
  • Alistair McCay - Heat Energy Business Development Manager


ETP Theme Groups

Theme Groups

ETP has 11 core theme focus areas; energy, people & society; heat energy; wind energy; marine energy; solar energy; bio-energy; grid & power networks; energy conversion & storage; energy utilisation in buildings; oil & gas and carbon capture & storage. Each theme has it's own group to build upon and formalise the process of collaboration between ETP members.

Group remit is to;
  • Support the Theme Coordinator  in the development of the technology theme
  • Highlight new collaboration and funding opportunities to the rest of the group, both at meetings and on an ongoing basis

ETP Theme Coordinators

ETP Theme Coordinators are leading academics in their theme area who:

  • Provide coordination to further develop and maximise the impact of the technology theme area
  • Identify appropriate theme group members from across ETP universities and chair regular (~6 monthly) meetings
  • Promote knowledge exchange and collaboration across the theme group
  • Highlight potential funding opportunities to the theme group where collaboration might be beneficial
Theme Coordinators
  • Wind Energy - Professor Bill Leithead, University of Strathclyde
  • Marine Energy - Henry Jeffrey, University of Edinburgh
  • Bioenergy - Dr Ian Watson, University of Glasgow
  • Solar PV - Dr Neil Robertson, University of Edinburgh
  • Energy Utilisation in Buildings - Dr Edward Owens, Heriot-Watt University
  • Oil & Gas - Dr Richard Neilson, University of Aberdeen
  • Carbon Capture and Storage - Professor Matthieu Lucquiaud, University of Edinburgh
  • Power Networks & System Technologies - Professor Graeme Burt, University of Strathclyde
  • Energy Conversion and Storage - Dr Serena Corr, University of Glasgow
  • Energy, People & Society - Professor Karen Turner, University of Strathclyde
  • Heat Energy - Dr Zhibin Yu, University of Glasgow


ETP Stakeholder Advisory Group

The Advisory Group provides strategic advice and support to the ETP in relation to industry and policy matters of relevance to the Scottish RD&D community and members include senior industry and public sector agency representatives.

  • Consideration of the interaction between industry and policy issues with the ETP's basic, strategic and applied RD&D agenda and activities

  • Contribution to the practical development and sustainability of the ETP

  • Assistance in the identification of generic energy research funding opportunities

  • Provision of independent, transparent validation of ETP development

  • Oversight and review of ETP programmes and activities

  • Biannual meeting for engagement with ETP Directorate

ETP Board

The ETP Board provides senior energy research leadership from each of ETP's member HEIs.

The Board remit includes;
  • Development of the ETP basic, strategic and applied research agenda
  • Building & consolidating ETP research partnerships and co-operative working
  • Building ETP energy research reputation, capacity and capabilities
  • Outreach and co-operation with other Research Pools
  • Positioning the ETP alongside all relevant funding opportunities and identification of common R&D opportunities 
  • Supporting the coordination of ETP engagement with external organisations

ETP Board Members

  • Professor Sir Jim McDonald - Chair
  • Professor Paul Mitchell - Deputy Chair
  • Professor Gioia Falcone - University of Glasgow
  • Professor Markus Mueller - University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Ben Wilson - University of the Highlands & Islands
  • Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer - Heriot-Watt University
  • Professor John Currie - Edinburgh Napier University
  • Professor Iain Steel - Robert Gordon University
  • Professor Derek Woollins - St Andrews University
  • Stephen-Mark Williams - ETP Executive Director

Advisory Group Members



Prof David Sigsworth

Chair of Advisory Group

Morven Cameron

Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE)

Prof Paul de Leeuw

Oil and Gas Institute (OGI)

Dr Stuart Fancey

Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS)

Hannah Smith

Scottish Renewables (SR)

Prof Sir Jim McDonald

ETP Chair

Seonaid Vass

Scottish Enterprise (SE)

Colin McNaught

Ricardo Energy & Environment

Prof Paul Mitchell

ETP Deputy Chair

Dr Fiona Riddoch

Energy Policy & Heat

Jim Smith

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE)

Dr Vinay Mulgundmath

Doosan Babcock Ltd

Sue Kearns

Scottish Government

Jim Sutherland

SP Energy Networks

Richard Knight Energy Systems Catapult

Stephen-Mark Williams

ETP Executive Director

Dr Stephen Wyatt

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult