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Our research focusses on providing knowledge, insight and innovative technological breakthroughs that enable social justice and equality in the provision of clean air, food, energy and water for people globally, through the efficient use of resources, transformative economies and behaviours, the development of smart cities and the mitigation of the impacts of climate change. 

Aligned with the Government’s GCRF challenge areas and Industrial Strategy ‘Grand Challenges’, our strengths mean we can make a significant impact on the industrial and global societal challenges with our challenge-led, interdisciplinary research. 

Our work in sustainability

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Research expertise

Our challenge-led, interdisciplinary research and innovation in sustainability is underpinned by a number of research groups including:

Clean Energy, Sustainable Growth, Circular and Bio Economies