About Us

The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering capitalises upon the complementary nature of engineering research at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh to advance fundamental knowledge and its application within Engineering with emphasis on challenges of global importance.

ERPE was founded in 2004 following an investment from the Office of Science and Innovation and the Scottish Funding Council and was reinforced in 2013 by an institutional Strategic Alliance between Heriot Watt University and University of Edinburgh which strengthens research capacity and commercialisation at an institutional level.

Engineering is the key to solving many problems and inter-disciplinary engagement is essential to assist in problem definition and the translation of engineering research into practical outcomes. ERPE is highly active in research of this nature with our research organised into the four themes below:

ERPE leads the following major national research efforts:

Research in ERPE is enriched through collaboration with the School of Geosciences at UoE, the Maxwell Institute in Mathematical Sciences, interactions with leading researchers in medicine, physics, chemistry and biology and with external partners, including the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre and the UK Astronomy Technology Centre.

You can read more about our Research Themes, Research Impact, Research Partners and Research Academics following the links and navigation menu.

 

University of Edinburgh, Alexander Graham Bell Building
University of Edinburgh, Alexander Graham Bell Building
Heriot Watt University, Post Graduate Centre
Heriot Watt University, Post Graduate Centre