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Prof Colin Hughes

Professor, Associate Vice President of Sustainability, Director of SCI Centre for Doctoral Training

Research interests: applied environmental and petroleum geology and mineralogy, sustainable management and regulation

Involved actively in higher education capacity building for environment related academic disciplines in the developing world

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Economy
Education
Energy
Environment

Connections

Course

Introduction to Environmental Processes, Field Course 1

Introduction to geology, geomorphology and environmental issues in the field.

Course

Manchester Sustainable Cities Project

Connects teams of students with ‘live’ external environmental sustainability projects in the City Region. Negotiate project brief with external client (public, commercial and social enterprises) and then work to deliver the project during the semester 2;

Group

water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources

Group

Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology

Our research focuses on the characterization of mineral-water-organic matter reactions in surface and subsurface environments. By combining the techniques of microbiology and molecular biology with physical, chemical and modelling approaches, we are identifying the role that microorganisms play in key environmental processes.

Keywords: 
Environment, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental biology

Group

Sustainable Consumption Institute

Consumption is a hugely powerful force.

The sustainability challenges we face stem largely from an explosion in consumption, and the corresponding exploitation of finite resources. To successfully respond to these challenges, we must now radically reduce the resource intensity of everyday lives.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, corporate sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption