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Dr Luis Ochoa

Within the 'big area' of Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are my main research interests:

- Integration of Distributed Low-Carbon Technologies (wind, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, storage, demand side management)

- Active Network Management (Smart Grids)

- Optimisation of Distribution Networks (operation and planning)

- Future Distribution Network Management Systems

- Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) Hardware-in-the-Loop Studies

Keywords: 
Smart grids, Energy networks, Energy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Carbon, Energy planning, Technology, Emissions, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Electric vehicles, Green travel

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Dr Melanie Lombard

With a background in planning and urban development research and previous experience in UK social housing, my interests involve connecting the built environment to social processes through exploring the everyday activities that construct cities, often neglected by formal theories and practices of planning and urbanism.

Keywords: 
Planning, Policy, Impact, Cities, Inequality, Community, Economy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Mr Michael Smith

Department newly created to help deliver efficiency improvements across the University. Could be a key component of a University-wide sustainability agenda?

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Workplace engagement, Engagement

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Dr Noel Russell

Noel’s specific research interests include the economics of agricultural policy, biodiversity and ecological services, sustainable intensification, sustainable farming, and environment and agricultural development.

Keywords: 
Agriculture, Economy, Rural studies, Biodiversity, Environment, Sustainability, Food, Development, Teaching, Education

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Prof Noel Castree

My principal research interest is the political economy of environmental change.

Drawing upon Marxist theory, I've made some very modest contributions to ongoing debates about the ecolological implications of the capitalist way of life. More broadly, I've sought to shape thinking about society-environment relations through my coedited books Remaking Reality (1998) and Social Nature (2001). They tried take seriously the 'materiality' of the biophysical world, while conceding the power of 'social constructionist' perspectives on nature and environment.

Keywords: 
Environment, Political economy, Politics, Economy, Society, Engagement, Production, Knowledge exchange, Education, Universities, Sustainability, Teaching

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Dr Nick Merriman

Nick Merriman was appointed as Director of the Manchester Museum in March 2006. Since then he has focused its mission on promoting understanding between cultures and working towards a sustainable world and has overseen the refurbishment of most of the Museum’s permanent galleries. This, together with a major programme of public engagement, has led to a doubling of the Museum’s visitor numbers to over 400,000 a year.

Keywords: 
Museums, Galleries, Culture, Heritage, Buildings, Engagement, Management, Sustainability

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Prof Nicholas Turner

Other project: Sustainable Laboratories

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Biocatalysis, Biotransformation, Chemistry, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Nicholas Bryan

The main research area of my group is Environmental Chemistry, and in particular, the interaction of radionuclides with natural systems. Current projects involve the study of the interaction of these elements with natural colloids, including humic substances. Colloids have a high affinity for many pollutants, and can act as a vector for their migration in the environment. Lab experiments are used to study sorption and desorption mechanisms, and are backed up by work involving real samples from the field.

Keywords: 
Environment, Chemistry, Metals, Pollution, Nuclear energy, Radioactivity, Energy, Soil, Water, Geology, Waste, Impact, Nuclear waste, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Niamh Moore

My background is in interdisciplinary feminist studies. I have worked at the universities of Sussex, Plymouth, Keele and UEA before coming to CRESC in 2005. My research contributes to a growing body of work on sustainability in CRESC.

Keywords: 
Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Politics, Gender, Green travel, Transport, Food

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Dr Neil Mitchell

In Manchester, Neil is pursuing a range of research on quantifying and modelling seabed morphology in a variety of settings including continental margins and around volcanic islands.

Keywords: 
Marine, Geology, Water, Environment, Coasts, Climate change, Climate, Instrumentation, Shipping, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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