Energy, Environment & Sustainability
The related subjects of energy, environment and sustainability extend across a range of significant research activities within IDEAS.
The theme includes research into technical solutions to real problems, including issues of renewable energy from wind and water, environmental sensing and remediation, as well as psychological and behavioural studies concerning the relationship between people and the wider environment.
Within the theme lie a number of established research centres and groups including:
- Well Engineering Research Group
- Centre for Research in Energy and the Environment
- Flow Modelling Group
IDEAS Research Institute takes the direct relevance and impact of its research as a central point of its work, including work with government and industries including the oil and gas sectors, construction, architecture, urban design and energy providers. The impact of this activity on practice in itself forms a specific research centre, Centre for Understanding Sustainability in Practice (CUSP).
In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, research in the School of Engineering was graded as "world leading" for 5% of the submission, with a further 80% judged to be at international level.