Sustainability database


Sustainable Industrial Systems

Sustainable Industrial Systems is a research group at The University of Manchester led by Professor Adisa Azapagic.

The main aim of our research is to help identify sustainable solutions for industrial systems on a life cycle basis, taking into account economic, environmental and social aspects. We work across different sectors and supply chains including chemicals, construction, food & drink, energy and transport. In addition to industrial organisations, we collaborate with government, NGO and other organisations.




Dr Megan Jobson

Megan has industrial experience as a process engineer with Unilever. Her research aims to develop design methodologies for separation and reactive separation processes that are inherently efficient, in terms of energy demand, raw material consumption, waste production and generation of emissions.

Engineering, Process engineering, Energy efficiency, Energy, Sustainability, Chemistry, Energy supply, Materials, Consumption, Waste, Emissions, Carbon, Climate, Retrofit, Buildings, Teaching, Education


Prof Adisa Azapagic

Adisa's research interests are in the area of Engineering for Sustainable Development, which includes systems optimisation, sustainable technology, life cycle assessment, carbon footprinting and corporate sustainability. She has over 100 publications in these areas of interest, including three books.

Systems analysis, Sustainability, Technology, Instrumentation, Production, Impact, Environment, Carbon, Management, Climate, Business, Social responsibility, Teaching, Education


Dr Alastair Martin

Alastair teaches subjects relating to the environment and sustainable technology to both undergraduate and postgraduate students including water and waste water treatment technology and waste management and valorisation. 

His research covers a range of subjects within process engineering relevant to the management of environmental impact including non-Newtonian rheology of suspensions, modelling of bio-reactors and reactor networks.

Environment, Sustainability, Technology, Instrumentation, Water, Waste management, Teaching, Education