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.


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.

Dr Steve Allen

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.

Dr Hannah Leese

University of 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.

Dr Xiang Ding

University of Bath​


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