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Prof William Craig

Research interests:

- Geotechnical centrifuge modelling

- Marine geotechnics

- Landfill engineering

- Industrially funded work on marine foundations

- Stability of steep and reinforced slopes

Keywords: 
Geology, Engineering, Materials, Waste, Environment, Waste management, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr William Crowther

Research interests:

- Design, control and flight test of of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), including fixed, rotary and flap

- Development of novel vision and acoustic based sensing systems for indoor navigation

- Flow control, including development of fluidic manoeuvre effectors for flapless aircraft, flow separ

- Flapping flight. Development of flapping wing propulsion systems for sub 1g insect like flight vehicles

- Fluidic micropumping solutions for industrial applications

Keywords: 
Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Flow control, Water, Transport, Interdisciplinary, Applied research, Research methods, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Philip Bell

Social and economic change and policy responses in rural areas, with a focus on housing, environmental designations and transport policy.

Keywords: 
Society, Economy, Rural studies, Environment, Agriculture, Housing, Cities, Conservation, Resilience, Transport, Policy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Peter Stansby

Peter Stansby has been Professor of Hydrodynamics at Manchester University since 1990. 

He obtained his BA in Engineering and his PhD in Aerodynamics at Cambridge University. He then worked for Atkins Research and Development near London on wind and offshore engineering for two years. On moving to Manchester University in 1980, his early research interests were in wave and current loading on offshore structures, specializing in vortex-induced vibrations. Since around 1990 he has worked on coastal hydrodynamics, mainly in relation to shallow-water flows and surf zone waves. 

Keywords: 
Renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy, Wind energy, Marine, Marine energy, Coasts, Climate, Climate change, Teaching, Education, Water, Fluid dynamics

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Dr Peter Quayle

Varied lines of research have been investigated whilst at Manchester including the use of transition metal carbene complexes and organostannanes in synthesis, the synthesis of hydrophilic polymers, and the development of "clean oxidation" processes using hydrogen peroxide. Recent interests include the development of more efficient catalysts for atom transfer reactions and their use in natural product synthesis.

Keywords: 
Materials, Metals, Chemistry, Research methods, Polymers, Biology, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

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

Person

Prof Paul Mativenga

My expertise and research is in Manufacturing Technologies (machining science, micro manufacturing, laser processing and sustainable manufacturing). I obtained a PhD and MSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology respectively from The University of Liverpool, UK. I am excited about developing engineering science solutions to the major challenges of resource efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Manufacturing, Social responsibility, Business engagement, Business, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Teaching, Education

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Dr Patrick Gallois

There are many situations in a plant’s life when self-destruction of some cells is required. This may happen to create empty spaces inside tissues or when energy needs recycling for new growth or when a scorched earth policy is required to stop the progression of a pathogen. These situations occur during e.g. the germination of seeds, the differentiation of vascular elements, the reproduction and the senescence of plants and under pathogen attack. In all cases, a precise and spatially confined activation of cell death is required and can only been achieved by a complex genetic control.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Sustainability, Environment, Plants, Food, Resilience, Agriculture, Teaching, Education

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Dr Paul Gilbert

Dr Paul Gilbert is a lecturer in climate change, sustainability and project management within the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is a member of Tyndall Manchester within the international Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and contributes to undergraduate/postgraduate teaching on carbon management, sustainable waste management and project management. Paul joined the University of Manchester in 2009 as a Research Associate on the EPSRC SuperGen Bioenergy Consortium.

Keywords: 
Emissions, Shipping, Carbon, Bioenergy, Renewable energy, Biomass, Management, Climate, Sustainability, Waste, Waste management, Teaching, Education, Energy efficiency, Transport

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Dr Paul Dewick

Paul Dewick is an economist and a Lecturer in Sustainable Technology Management in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, a research centre in Manchester Business School. Since 1999 his research and teaching has explored sustainable innovation systems, with a particular focus on eco-innovation management in large firms.

Keywords: 
Management, Business, Innovation, Sustainability, Development, Economy, Business engagement, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Teaching, Education

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