core RESEARCH programme: SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING MATERIALS
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
- Graphene oxide composite fibres for therapeutic fabrics. J. Phys. Mater., 2021, 4, 044010 (Leese)
- Embodied carbon assessment using a dynamic climate model: Case-study comparison of a concrete, steel and timber building structure. Structures, 2021, 33, 90-98 (Allen)
- Delivering real carbon reductions: the role of life cycle assessment in design and engineering. Climate Exp0, 2021, 17/05/21 – 21/05/21 (Allen)
Inorganic Nanotube Mesophases Enable Strong Self-Healing Fibers. ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 5570-5580 (Leese)
Interfacially-grafted single-walled carbon nanotube / poly (vinyl alcohol) composite fibers. Carbon, 2019, 146, 162-171 (Leese)
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