Research

Through our research, education and networking activities, we aim to provide modern interdisciplinary tools and methods to equip practitioners with the analytical and synthesis skills essential for tackling sustainable design challenges.

TESARREC software

TESARREC™ is a tool to solve interdisciplinary sustainability problems, and enable renewable, biomass, greenhouse gas capture and sequestration strategies for a net zero circular economy. It is designed to provide standard technical, economic, environmental and social life cycle performances for regulators and organisations.

We are facing unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving us with huge uncertainties in the use of laboratory experimentation to generate meaningful results within a limited timeframe. Computer-based mathematical methods are an effective way to complement and underpin experimental research, and enable robust, efficient prediction of future events through data modelling. However at present, popular modelling software demands specialised programming language. This means that non-computer programming specialists require specific training in the programming language to use it effectively, which slows down the innovation process for experimental researchers.

TESARREC™, a new-generation open-source web-based software product, closes these gaps by giving non-specialist experimental researchers direct access to mathematical computing and sustainability analysis. The tool engages practitioners and professionals in intelligent debates and helps in holistically-informed decisions, enabling researchers to build, publish and compare models, and thereby standardise or benchmark models and help to advance knowledge.

Research projects

Active projects

Completed projects

Start date: February 2020

End date: June 2021

Start date: January 2019

End date: December 2020

Workshops

We have held workshops on a range of themes on the University of Surrey campus and as far afield as Malaysia.