Mission & Aims

Our mission is to develop new strategies, methodologies and supportive technologies for a sustainable approach to design, production, consumption and disposal of products that meets the customer’s needs as well as legislative, environmental and ethical standards whilst safeguarding the future prosperity of manufacturing business.

We aim to go beyond current incremental process improvements, towards the next generation of sustainability initiatives which are capable of dealing with challenges in resource scarcity, climate change, and global social and ethical inequities. We strongly believe this can only be achieved through incorporation of sustainability principles in the education of our engineers, managers, policy makers, and consumers.

Areas of Work

Specializing in the automotive, electronic, rail, fast fashion, and food industries. Current research is focused on,

  1. New processes and tools for the inclusion of sustainability in product and process design.
  2. Resource efficient manufacturing with an emphasis on the utilisation of renewable materials and energy.
  3. Development of novel processes and technologies for the remanufacturing, reuse and recycling of products.
  4. Incorporation of the latest digital technologies, Industry 4.0, and IoT concepts to support eco-intelligent manufacturing.
  5. Innovative business and consumption models to support the provision of sustainable products and services.