Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian, the University for the Common Good, is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural, civic University with a global outlook and strong commitment to delivering social innovation and sustainable development through its education and research.

With a strong emphasis on graduate employment, Glasgow Caledonian is ahead of the UK sector average with 93% of its graduates in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (HESA, 2022). GCU's School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, one of three academic schools in GCU, brings together a total of eight departments including Department of Mechanical Engineering. The School has more than 200 academics including Professors, Readers, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and Research Assistants, and has spent over £1.5 million on research and knowledge transfer infrastructure in the last five years.

Sustainable Technology based Renewable Energy is one of the core research areas in GCU's School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment. In such clean energy-based market model, two issues are crucial to prevent future economy disruptions during the transcendence from existing fossil fuel energy market status quo: (i) Safe Storage of Hydrogen Energy and (ii) Safe Transportation of Hydrogen Energy in order to enable public commodity through viable commercialisation. Currently, production of hydrogen energy is quite established, however, the crucial challenge that restricts the hydrogen usage as a source of green energy is hydrogen embrittlement issue, although the reviving concept of Hydrogen being sustainable clean energy is attracting interests across the globe. The restriction of hydrogen embrittlement makes the end users be unaware about the uses and benefits of this promising clean energy source. In order to address such challenge, GCU's School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment recently established a Hydrogen Laboratory currently focusing on Hydrogen Embrittlement Research. This research initiative brings opportunities to collaborate with external partners through industrial problem solving, fundamental or contract research ranging from SME to Corporate R&D including National Level.