Our interdisciplinary research is operated through a flexible system of research groups, each led by a member of staff who is an internationally recognised leader in the field.
The School has a history of pre-eminence in sustainable energy research, ranging from fundamental investigations of bioenergy systems to socioeconomic analysis of energy infrastructure and policy.
Has strong links with industry as well as small and medium enterprises and develops the biotechnological foundations for developing economic solutions based on sustainable natural resources.
Builds on our School’s long-established leadership in combustion research, now focusing on reducing fossil fuel emissions and minimising the environmental impact of combustion of renewable fuels, e.g., biodiesel and wood.
This group works on a wide range of applications, from the formulation of consumer products and pharmaceuticals to fine chemicals manufacture, catalyst design for environmental applications, enhanced oil recovery and nuclear fuel recycling.
This group focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of novel products, including carbon, electroceramics, novel and rapidly solidified alloys, steels, photonic materials and increasingly also soft materials such as pharmaceutical and consumer product formulations.
Using state-of-the-art laser and X-ray facilities this group manufactures and characterises novel photonic devices, as well photon-assisted processes. Applications include sensors for personalised medicine, and energy-efficient photocatalytic processes water treatment.
Focuses on recycling valuable resources, ranging from wastewater processing via industrial and farm wastes to spent nuclear fuels.