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Research

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Our sustainable engineering research crosses a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines including systems thinking, life cycle engineering, engineering design, renewable energy, resource recovery, remanufacturing,  and sustainable materials science and systems engineering.

SEG research involves applying an engineering perspective in improving engineering efficiency and the development and implementation of innovations to reduce the environmental impact of industrial production. Potential applications among many, include industrial symbiosis, green design, remanufacturing, life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, systems modelling, waste management and process efficiency innovation.

2020 research

  • Use of 3D processes to aid sustainable manufacturing outcomes
  • The use of block chain technology to improve sustainability performance in the agricultural industry and agricultural supply chain
  • Complex systems modelling of Renewable energy integration into the grid and public policy implications
  • Reducing Urban heat island effects associated with pavement design and building construction
  • Use of incineration waste products in construction materials
  • Eco-efficiency comparison of current waste management technologies
  • Review of core sustainability concepts in sustainability education

Major projects

  • Lifecycle assessment of current waste treatment technologies
    2019-present
  • Eco-efficiency value of 3D printing in mechanical component manufacturing
    2019-present
  • Use of incineration waste in construction materials
    2020
  • Reducing urban heat island effects with enhanced material selection, shading and pavement design
    2019-present
  • Industrial symbiosis benefits in battery related industries
    2020