Current projects

Pillar 1: Life Cycle Assessment 

Liquid Fuel and Bioenergy Supply from CO2 Reduction; funded by Newcastle University 
Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan, Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES)

Apparatus for measuring the resilient shear modulus of soil for dynamic applications; funded by Fluor Ltd
Professor Suby Bhattacharya, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Pillar 2: Food, Energy, Water (and Nexus)

Fuel cell technologies for an ammonia economy; funded by University College London
Professor John Varcoe, Chemistry

Development of fast pyrolysis based advanced bio fuel technology; funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Professor Sai Gu, Chemical and Process Engineering

H2FC Supergen Call; funded by Imperial College London
Dr Qiong Cai, Chemical and Process Engineering

Low cost forward osmosis desalination: application in agricultural irrigation; funded by Qatar National Research Foundation
Dr Franjo Cecelja, Chemical and Process Engineering

AQUAVALENS: Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation; funded by European Commission
Dr Steve Pedley, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa; funded by The Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
Professor Steve Morse, Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES)

Agro Industry and Clean Energy in Africa; funded by University College London
Professor Matt Leach, Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES)

ISABEL: how to promote local waste treatment, energy generation and food production through biogas systems; funded by European Commission
Professor Nigel Gilbert, Sociology

Water, Energy, Food: Stepping Up; funded by University of Manchester
Professor Angela Druckman, Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES)

Energy for Economic Development and Welfare: Promoting International Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability; funded by British Council
Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan, Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES)

The Energy Cube of the Future; funded by British Council
Professor Ravi Silva, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)

MAXFARM: Maximising wind farm aerodynamic resource via advanced modelling; funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Dr Phil Hancock, Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Marine renewables infrastructure network for emerging energy technologies 2; funded by European Commission
Dr Phil Hancock, Mechanical Engineering Sciences

ENHANCED: Energy harvester for autonomous commercial electronic device; funded by Innovate UK
Professor Robert Dorey, Mechanical Engineering Sciences

SWEPT-2: Simulated Wake Effects Platform for Turbines 2; funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Dr Phil Hancock, Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Synthetic biology for bioenergy and biotechnology; funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Dr Claudio Avignone-Rossa, Microbial Sciences

A novel energy storage system based on metal halide perovskite supercapacitor Newton international exchange; funded by The Royal Society
Dr Shujun Li, Computer Science

Laser Power Project; funded by Airbus Defence and Space Limited
Professor Stephen Sweeney, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)

Pillar 3: Climate Change Science

More details coming soon.

Pillar 4: Sustainable Living

Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Professor Tim Jackson, Centre for Environmental Sciences (CES)

e-Cook: a transformational household solar battery electric cooker for poverty alleviation; funded by Innovate UK
Professor Matt Leach, Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES)

Pillar 5: Industrial Ecology and Circular Economies

Proof of concept study to develop novel conductive polymers; funded by Augmented Optics Ltd
Dr Brendan Howlin, Chemistry

Temperature and alkali stable polymer electrolytes for hydrogen and carbon dioxide alkaline electrolysers; funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Professor John Varcoe, Chemistry

RENESENG: Renewable Systems Engineering Grant; funded by European Commission
Dr Franjo Cecelja, Chemical and Process Engineering

Novel low energy plasma/catalytic gas cleaning process to deliver high quality syngas from the gasification of waste biomass; funded by University of Leeds
Professor Sai Gu, Chemical and Process Engineering

Computational modelling and optimisation of carbon capture reactors; funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Professor Sai Gu, Chemical and Process Engineering

Development of eco-friendly ironmaking processes based on GPU-enhanced DEM-CFD modelling; funded by European Commission
Professor Charley Wu, Chemical and Process Engineering

Provision of advice relating to printing of telluride based materials for thermoelectric application; funded by European Thermodynamics Ltd
Professor Robert Dorey, Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Manufacture of safe and sustainable volatile element functional materials; funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Professor Robert Dorey, Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Pillar 6: Policy Development and Governance

Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus; funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Professor Nigel Gilbert, Sociology

Out of sight, out of mind: the problem of invisibility for environmental policy; funded by British Academy 
Dr Tom Roberts, Sociology

Tourism as a tool for poverty reduction in southern Africa; funded by British Academy
Dr Shujun Li, Computer Science

Formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) through taxation: the case of Zambia; funded by London School of Economics
Professor Gavin Hilson, Surrey Business School

SESAME: Development of tools and a regulation framework for the security of the European power grid against natural, accidental and malicious attacks; funded by European Commission
Professor Klaus Moessner, Institute of Communications Systems (ICS)

Pillar 7: Pollution Management and Mitigation

Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage soluTions for NuClear wasTe InVEntories (DESTINCTIVE); funded by University of Leeds
Professor David Read, Chemistry

Towards an online emission inventory for the Middle East area; funded by Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station 
Professor Prashant Kumar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Improving the smart control of air pollution in Europe; funded by European Commission
Professor Prashant Kumar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

An integrated study of air pollutant sources in the Delhi national capital region; funded by Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC)
Professor Prashant Kumar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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