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The Centre for Sustainable Engineering carries out original research and innovation to support the process of designing and operating systems such that they consume resources at a rate that does not compromise the natural environment.

The research activities of the theme are carried out by three principal research groups: Smart Energy and Smart Grid; Construction Innovation and Research; and Hydrogen Engineering and Decarbonisation Technologies.

The activities carried out within the centre are multidisciplinary in nature, and we work closely with other centres across the University.

Our objectives are:

  • To carry out research on state of the art engineering and design principles to support sustainability in industry, business and society
  • To attract research, innovation and development funding in collaboration with local, national and international partners
  • To establish collaborative research and innovation related to sustainable engineering and design with local and global partners
  • To work with our local, national and international partners to address societal, technological and economic challenges
  • To provide support or consultancy for global research, innovation and development activities linked with sustainable engineering and design, and allied research
  • To carry out near-to-market research and product development with our industry and university partners
  • To create opportunities for placements and collaborative innovation in support of our students' development and employability
  • To publish research contributions in high quality, internationally respected journals and conferences
  • To develop press and public relations activities related to the research and innovation activities of the centre

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    Research Output

    A 1,600 year record of paleoseasonality from the neotropics of Central America and its implications for rainfall predictability in agricultural societies

    Prufer, K., Breitenbach, S., Baldini, J., Braun, T., Ray, E., Baldini, L., Polyak, V., Lechleitner, F., Marwan, N., Kennett, D. & Asmerom, Y., 23 Mar 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    Open Access
  • Acrylamide in industrial potato crisp manufacturing: a potential tool for its reduction

    Ledbetter, M., Bartlett, L., Montague, G., Fiore, A., Sturrock, K. & McNamara, G., 1 Apr 2020, In : LWT - Food Science and Technology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • Datasets

    Lightweighting of Wishbone Finite Element Analysis

    Shuxian, W. (Contributor), Chong, P. L. (Contributor) & Hughes, D. (Contributor), Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, 1 Jan 2020


    X-ray computed tomography Dataset

    Pak, T. (Creator), Lopes Archilha, N. (Creator), de Lima Luz Jr, L. F. (Creator), Tosco, T. (Creator), Rodrigues Rangel Rosa, P. (Creator) & Schubert Ruiz Costa, G. (Creator), figshare, 31 May 2019


    Student theses

    Development of simulation-based genetic algorithms model for crew allocation in the precast industry

    Author: Al-Bazi, A. F. J., 11 Jun 2010

    Supervisor: Dawood, N. (Supervisor) & Dean, J. T. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    A review of project controls in the UK and methodologies to improve the processes

    Author: Mackenzie, D., 1 Feb 2010

    Supervisor: Dawood, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Body modifications as a tool to aid human identification

    Author: Starkie, A., 1 Apr 2012

    Supervisor: Thompson, T. (Supervisor), Islam, M. (Supervisor) & Shildrick, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis