Around one quarter of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions are produced by industry, which makes the materials we depend upon. Vast quantities of waste materials are filling our landfills and polluting our oceans and environment. Developing sustainable materials that are low carbon and can be recycled in a circular economy is critical.

This programme will focus on using sustainable materials engineering for multiple applications (construction, textiles, healthcare technologies), informing design and product development for net zero and the circular economy, and developing high-performance composites.

PROGRAMME LEADS & research team

Steve's research integrates life cycle assessment (LCA) into design, engineering and policy making. This is essential for achieving net-zero carbon emissions and effectively tackling climate change.

University of Bath

Hannah works developing advanced materials for transformative sustainable healthcare, specifically materials that can detect and diagnose the presence of disease at point-of-care.

University of Bath

Gulizar has experience in assessing environmental, economic and social sustainability of biomass-energy systems using life cycle assessment (LCA) and costing, social LCA and techno-economic analysis. As one of iCAST’s researchers, she works on evaluation of environmental and economic impacts of bio-based feedstocks and processes for the development of sustainable products.

Core Researcher (Bath)

Xiang has experience in conducting polymers, electrospinning, and sustainable energy technologies. As one of iCAST’s core postdoctoral researchers, he will work on developing sustainable polymers and exploring their application using electrospinning technique.

University of Bath

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