Research, both directly and indirectly related to sustainability, is a vital part of much of the applied and fundamental research activity across the whole of the Surrey campus.
Highlighted project - PLEIADES EC Clean Sky 2
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).
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The strategic vision of the Sustainability research theme has supported building a strong reputation and promotion of our aims and objectives. Key activities have included:
- Stimulating and developing research bids
- Initiating internal funding competitions
- Establishing special interest groups
- Hosting research strategy workshops.
Special interest groups
We encourage and promote cross-disciplinary research and facilitate relationship building between colleagues from different schools and departments across campus, who have similar interests and/or are working in comparable fields.