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Dr Frank Allison

Operational and strategic support for early stage spin-out companies in the area of Engineering and Science.

Frank is part of UMIP's Low Carbon and Environment Competition.

Keywords: 
Innovation, Business, Economy, Carbon, Emissions, Climate, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy, Climate change, Business engagement, Engagement

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Prof Geoff Levermore

Research interests: Weather data: for design of buildings, plant and natural ventilation, climate change; Control and modelling: intelligent buildings, low-energy buildings, natural and mixed mode air conditioning; Occupant feedback: related to the interior environment with Overall Liking Score and fingerprint; Lighting perception: related to coloured light sources and daylight in buildings.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Climate, Design, Climate change, Carbon, Ventilation, Technology, Energy efficiency, Green infrastructure, Lighting

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Dr Geoff Robson

Research interests: 

Role of extracellular phospholipases in the pathogenicity of the human opportunistic pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus; Programmed cell death in filamentous fungi; Colonisation and biodeterioration of man-made materials.

Keywords: 
Biodeterioration, Carbon, Waste, Materials, Ecology, Environment, Climate, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Giles Johnson

Global climate change is resulting in changing weather patterns. For the UK, it is predicted that we will get warmer wetter winters and hotter drier summers. At the same time, there will be an increase in the frequency of extreme weather, including periods of droughts and heat waves, but also more storms and floods. This, combined with growing demand for food across the world, means that agriculture is facing unprecedented challenges. The crops used by farmers will have to change.

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Weather, Agriculture, Rural studies, Plants, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecology, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Hugh Coe

The main focus of Hugh's research is on improving the knowledge of the physics and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols. Aerosol particles play key roles in climate change, through reflecting and absorbing solar and infra-red radiation and by acting as sites for the formation of cloud droplets; in air pollution, being linked closely with impacts on human health; and on the transport of pollutants and nutrients on regional or even global scales.

Keywords: 
Aerosols, Climate, Particles, Climate change, Carbon, Pollution, Cities, Water, Weather, Technology, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Ian Kinloch

My research focuses on polymeric and carbon (graphene and nanotubes  and related nanomaterials. The research takes the science from the controlled growth of the nanomaterials through to their processing and applications. My research on applications is on polymer-nanocarbon composites, electrodes and the bio-nano interface.

Keywords: 
Graphene, Carbon, Technology, Energy storage, Energy, Materials, Nanoscience, Polymers, Electric and electronics, Electrochemistry

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Dr James Allan

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

The core theme of my research is the measurement of atmospheric aerosols. Particulate matter is produced from both natural and anthropogenic sources and is known to have significant effects on both health and climate. However, the processes governing their lifecycle and effects are poorly understood, which hampers our predictive capability of them and their impacts.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Aerosols, Climate, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Pollution, Particles, Health, Cities, Transport, Emissions, Carbon, Energy, Fossil fuels, Spectroscopy

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Dr Claire Goulsbra

My broad area of research focuses on the eroding peatland systems of the South Pennines. Of particular interest is the hydrological connectivity of various flow pathways, and how this is affected by the geomorphology and various other characteristics of this unique landscape. My PhD focussed on developing novel ways to monitor the interactions of these flow pathways and the use of innovative technologies remains one of my key interests. More recently, research focuses on carbon losses from eroding peatlands, specifically the fate of particulate carbon from peat deposited on floodplains.

Keywords: 
Emissions, Carbon, Climate change, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Conor Walsh

Upon completion of his BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Limerick, Conor undertook an MSc in Sustainable Development. His doctoral studies focused on methodological adaptation of a land based sustainability indicator, with specific relevance to Ireland. This included development of a method to incorporate methane into ecological footprinting, as well a tool for comparing the emissions of commuting (including cycling). The later of which was referenced in the Irish Times.

Keywords: 
Carbon, Management, Climate, Cycling, Emissions, Green travel, Shipping, Transport, Thermal energy, Manufacturing

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Dr Dan Calverley

Research interests: Investigating the GHG emissions reduction potential of behaviour change in the UK personal transport sector, when combined with technological measures and price instruments.

Sits on the University's Car Parking task force

Keywords: 
Emissions, Planning, Carbon, Car parking, Cities, Transport, Management, Behaviour, Engagement, Psychology, Business, Economy, Instrumentation

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