Research

Bioenergy value chains

Most energy system studies of the UK indicate a strong role for bioenergy in the coming decades, especially if the UK is to meet its climate change mitigation ambitions. However, there is a need to understand how bioenergy systems can be implemented without negative sustainability-related impacts.

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Dr Sarah Lindley

I am a quantitative geographer specialising in the use of geospatial analysis to understand the outcomes of human-environment interactions. My main research interests are associated with urban air pollution and climate adaptation. Much of my research activity is motivated by the need to develop sustainable responses to current and future environmental challenges. I therefore often work in multi-disciplinary teams and in collaboration with stakeholders.

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Sustainability, Green infrastructure, Cities, Resilience, Urban heat island, Pollution

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Dr Simon Brocklehurst

My research interests in tectonic geomorphology are based around landscape response to climate change and tectonic processes. This includes:

- the impact of glacial erosion on previously fluvially-sculpted mountain ranges

- the response of fluvial and glacial landscapes to active tectonics

- erosion and sediment routing in active extensional settings

Keywords: 
Environment, Climate, Impact, Information technology, Geology, Glaciers, Climate change, Geography

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Dr Simone Turchetti

I am interested in exploring the history of contemporary science and technology, especially in connection with the emergence of ‘big science’ and the development of international relations. I am pursuing an independent and interdisciplinary research programme which aims at providing a novel picture of the relations existing between the scientific community, the diplomacy and the intelligence agencies, especially during the post-WW2 period and the Cold War years.

Keywords: 
History, Education, Climate change, Climate, Sustainability, Teaching, Geology, Physics, Tectonics

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Prof Stephen Bottoms

I have a wide-ranging set of research interests, covering many aspects of contemporary theatre and performance. I am also increasingly concerned with exploring inter-disciplinary research initiatives, and believe that theatre/performance studies has much to offer in such two-way dialogues.

Keywords: 
Environment, Evaluation, Arts, Theatre, Applied research, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change

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Dr Stephen Boult

Hydrology and hydrochemistry, is studied at all scales from laboratory simulation where conditions are wholly controlled to field scale where, though uncontrolled, conditions are monitored.  This work has been developed through the founding of a University spin out company Intelisys Ltd, which develops commercial monitoring equipment.

Keywords: 
Water, Chemistry, Hydrochemistry, Business, Instrumentation, Monitoring, Carbon, Environment, Climate change, Climate, Networks, Evaluation, Pollution, Governance, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Thomas Choularton

Cloud microphysics , cloud aerosol interactions. The formation of precipitation in frontal and convective weather systems, severe storms

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Climate change, Physics, Water, Aerosols, Emissions, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Vladimir Jankovic

The principal objectives of my past and current research have been about the scope, scale and social conditions of the scientific and social engagement with weather and climate. I am particularly interested in the socio-cultural forces behind the notion of atmospheric environment as a normative framing of climate as a resource and agency, with focus on climate as a space of mundane social identity and economic action. The shift from theorized towards lived climates has led me toward examining the problem of scale in the scientific and public understanding of the weather.

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Community, Climate change, Society, Engagement, History, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr William Fletcher

Keywords: 
Palaeontology, Environment, Ecology, Climate, Climate change, Resilience, Impact, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Peter Budd

We carry out fundamental research on polymers and their interactions with small molecules. We are developing novel materials and energy-efficient processes for molecular separations and transformations.

Keywords: 
Polymers, Materials, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Energy efficiency, Sustainability, Energy, Renewable energy, Energy supply, Climate change, Climate, Emissions, Carbon, Management, Energy storage, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Graphene, Technology, Teaching, Education

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