The group has a wide range of expertise and are currently involved in a number of
National and European programmes investigating the social, economic and environmental
aspects of a varied range of consumer products and industrial processes. We have
core knowledge and experience in life-cycle analysis, sustainable design, modelling
of energy flow within manufacturing processes and end-of-life processing and recycling
technologies. For a more comprehensive overview of our activities please click on
the various aspects of the ‘SMART temple’ on the right or visit our project portfolio
We are always keen to discuss possible opportunities for collaborative research and
development projects with both academics and industrialists. If you have any enquires
please use the ‘contact’ section.
SMART is a research and development centre formed in 2004 and located at Loughborough
University. It's remit is to advance technologies related to sustainable manufacture
and to promote effective end-of-life product retirement strategies in the wake of
European legislation and corporate social responsibility.
The Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Reuse/Recycling Technologies