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Elliot Woolley, Lecturer in Sustainable Manufacturing at Loughborough University and academic member of the Centre for SMART, has started a SMART Conversation with his article on food waste.

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SMART in South Africa

SMART researcher Guillermo Garcia-Garcia presented his work at the 14th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing held in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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SMART Pantry App in the News

One-third of the world’s food is wasted. The Independent and the Guardian examine the problem of food waste featuring the Centre for SMART's Pantry App.

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Clean and Green - New AI Sensor System Will See Cheaper Food

The Centre for SMART is using artificial intelligence to lower food production costs. Dr Elliot Woolley and Dr Alessandro Simeone have developed a revolutionary intelligent sensor system for more precise cleaning of food manufacturing equipment which has the potential to save £100m each year for the UK food industry.

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Seeking Research Associates in Sustainable Food Manufacturing

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of sustainable food manufacturing research within the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART). The role will review existing knowledge and best practice and develop methodologies and tools that will actively support radical improvements in resource efficiency in food manufacturing businesses.

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A SMART message reaches Czech Republic and Slovakia

Tegan Pringle, Michael Barwood and Jamie Stone were interviewed about their research for Bridge magazine - a monthly magazine for English-language students with a readership of about 100 000 students and teachers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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New PhD Opportunities at SMART

Applications are sought for a number of PhD posts within the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, one of the largest Engineering Schools devoted to this subject area in the UK. Following the award of a substantial grant, the Centre for SMART is building its research activities in sustainable food manufacturing and requires a number of PhD students to work on its ‘Grand Challenge’ projects of Eco-Production of Food, Sustainable Food Supply Chains and Distributed Manufacturing of Food.

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SMART Researcher becomes CIRP Research Affiliate

Membership in the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) is limited and based on demonstrated excellence in research. The Centre for SMART is pleased to announce that Dr. Alessandro Simeone has achieved this distinction.

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Grime Scene Investigation at Loughborough University

A ‘Grime Scene Investigation’ took place on Monday 23rd November next to the Butler Court student hall at Loughborough University to analyse student food waste. The surprising results show that about 75% of the food waste finding its way into the general waste bin is still edible.

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A SMART visit to WASTECYCLE

Waste is everybody's problem, and Wastecyle is working hard to minimize the impact of Loughborough University waste. SMART members toured this facility to learn more about how this is done.

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Industrial Sustainability Just Got SMARTer

Flying the Eco-Factory flag on day two of the EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability Conference held on the 6th and 7th of July, SMART team members presented their research together with industry representatives.

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Professor Shahin Rahimifard of SMART presents at ICOT 2015

ICOT 2015 is this year's international conference about the application of thinking in Education, the Arts, Business and Sports that is taking place in Bilbao, Spain from 29 June - 3 July. Professor Shahin Rahimifard has been invited to participate in a round table event on the topic of Circular Economy and Manufacturing.

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SMART offers 5 PhD Studentships

Applications are sought for 5 PhD studentships within the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, one of the largest Engineering Schools devoted to this subject area in the UK. Following the award of a substantial grant, the Centre for SMART is building its research activities in sustainable food manufacturing and requires a number of PhD students to work on its 'Grand Challenge' projects of Eco-Production of Food, Sustainable Food Supply Chains and Distributed Manufacturing of Food.

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SMART welcomes new PhD student

The Centre for SMART extends a warm welcome to our newest PhD student Pasuree, she joins Loughborough University from Thailand and will be working in the area of Sustainable Design, looking at ways for companies to embed sustainability into their design processes.

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3rd Annual Manufacturing the Future conference

Members from The Centre for SMART attended the two-day conference on the future of manufacturing, hosted by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC) and held at the Glasgow Science Centre. The event presented a breadth of inspiring activities and a chance to participate in the conversations about the future of the UK manufacturing industry.

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Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability 3rd Annual conference

The Centre for SMART was proud to participate in the 3rd Annual conference for the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability, held at Duxford Imperial War Museum and Cambridge University's Murray Edwards college. SMART members put together an impressive exhibition of current project work and engaging and interactive displays. Three of our researchers also gave presentations to the conference delegates on topics including robotic disassembly of hybrid vehicle components, Eco-intelligent manufacturing and resource efficiency.

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SMART welcomes new PhD student within zero waste

The Centre for SMART extends a warm welcome to our newest PhD student Tegan, she joins Loughborough University from The MTC and will be working in the area of Zero waste, looking at ways of creating Reconfigurable Recycling Systems to enhance the quality of material recovered from end-of-life products.

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