School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering

We are a diverse and highly inter-disciplinary School encompassing staff and students across engineering, physical and social sciences. We work together to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges of the 21st century through education, research and innovation.

Industry connections

We’re engaging with industry to find collaborative solutions that drive innovation

Impactful research

Home to research that makes a meaningful impact across the spectrum of Sustainable Development Goals

Systems approach

We tackle sustainability challenges head-on, ensuring efficiency and excellence in everything we do

Our research

Our research contributes to two interacting research themes – environment and infrastructure – both being critical elements for sustainable development and growth.

Meet the team

Professor Abigail Bristow

Interim Head of School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abigail Bristow is Interim Head of the School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey. She moved to Surrey in 2016 from Loughborough University where she was Professor of Transport Studies in the School of Civil and Building Engineering where she led the Transport Studies Group until ...
Engineers at solar panels


We continue to invest in the development of a suite of flexible, multi-use, experimental facilities and other specialist resources for staff, students and businesses alike.