The University of Nottingham (UoN) is ranked 7th in the UK in terms of research power (and 4th for Engineering) and is placed in the top 70 in the world by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings. UoN is a major international centre for energy research, with a reputation for excellence across a broad range of research and technology-based activities.

This is reflected in the strategic priority given by the UoN to energy research, which is reflected in the creation in 2006 of the Energy Technologies Research Institute (ETRI), to unite energy research across a range of disciplines. ETRI encompasses over 100 academics and research fellows holding an impressive portfolio of energy RD&D projects worth c. £50M funded by government, industry and the EU.

ETRI has an internationally leading Director, a Management Board and dedicated Business Development support.

The priority research themes of ETRI are:

  • carbon abatement in clean fossil energy
  • energy vectors and storage
  • renewable energy
  • low-energy buildings
  • future electrical power grids
  • future cities
  • environment, policy and society.

In addition to ETRI, the university has very significant activities in transport RD&D, including funding from key multinational companies covering the automotive, aerospace and rail sectors.

To find out more about the University of Nottingham see their website UoN/InSmart