Start date

01 August 2016

End date

31 December 2020


University of Surrey sustainability system analysis researchers from the Centre for Environment and Sustainability - Dr Jacquetta Lee, Dr Xaiobo Chen and Professor Richard Murphy - have recently completed a four year innovative project looking at the next generation of Eco-Design in the Aerospace sector.

The Surrey research formed part of the PLEIADES consortium project funded by the Clean Sky 2 Public Private Partnership between the European Commission and the European aeronautics industry. Our contribution to this excellent project was the development of a novel tool targeting data uncertainty and sensitivity to enable greater efficiency in key data acquisition, speed, and overall confidence in the Eco-Design process.

We would like to thank Ansys-Granta as the Co-ordinator of the PLEIADES consortium and our other project partners Rolls-Royce, the University of Stuttgart and Thinkstep.

Find out more about the Project to Lead Ecodesign Integration with Aerospace Development and Engineering Systems (PLEIADES).



Xiaobo Chen

Xiaobo Chen

University of Surrey

Jaqi Lee

Dr Jacquetta Jacquetta

University of Surrey

Richard Murphy

Professor Richard Murphy

University of Surrey

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