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EESD 2020

The Engineering Education for Sustainable Development EESD 2020 conference will be hosted by University College Cork, 7th - 10th June 2020.

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Agri-Innovation 2017

Agri-Innovation 2017

Agri-Innovation is a networking session with young entrepreneurs, researchers and business people from Egypt and Cambridge looking at new opportunities and innovation in Agricultural waste.

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Carbon Labelling Challenge

Carbon Labelling Challenge

Students from the MPhil in ESD presented to a high level industry panel including senior directors from ARUP and Buro Happold, sharing their insights into carbon labelling for large infrastructure projects.

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Congratulations Alain - Green Officer at Wolfson College

Congratulations Alain - Green Officer at Wolfson College

TWO awards given to Wolfson College in this year's Cambridge University Green Impact Challenge.

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Congratulations Claire and Sam

Congratulations Claire and Sam

Claire Lambe (Womens boat) and Sam Wilson (Goldie boat) both took part in the Boat Race on Sunday 2nd April.

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Congratulations Dick on promotion to Professor

Congratulations Dick on promotion to Professor

We are delighted to announce that Dr Dick Fenner has been promoted to Professor to take effect from 1st October 2017.

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Congratulations Garrett - Boak Student Support Fund

Congratulations Garrett - Boak Student Support Fund

Garrett Bray, ESD MPhil 16-17, has won support from the Boak Student Support Fund at Clare Hall College.

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Congratulations Tahawar

Congratulations Tahawar

Tahawar Hussain Syed was part of the winning Fitzwilliam College cricket team in the inter collegiate cricket cuppers competition.

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Current ESD MPhil student in an interview by the Gates Cambridge Trust

Current ESD MPhil student in an interview by the Gates Cambridge Trust

Timothy Kotin, an MPhil student in Engineering for Sustainable Development and current Gates Cambridge Scholar was recently featured in a video interview by the Gates Cambridge Trust.

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Daniel Navarro Bermudez, ESD 13-14, wins Climathon London with FiltAir team

Daniel Navarro Bermudez, ESD 13-14, wins Climathon London with FiltAir team

Daniel, ESD13-14, is Graduate Sustainability Officer at Peabody Housing Association, London involved in many areas such as solar PV, renewable heat, energy efficiency and fuel poverty strategies.

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Debate on nuclear energy

Debate on nuclear energy

Debate on nuclear energy (description by Alejandro Fiocco)

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Dick Fenner at EPSRC Twenty65 Conference Manchester

Dick Fenner at EPSRC Twenty65 Conference Manchester

Dr Dick Fenner attended the EPSRC Twenty65 Conference in Manchester at the beginning of April and presented a paper on the spatial evaluation of multiple benefits from Sustainable Drainage Systems and Green Infrastructure flood management interventions.

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Dr Dai Morgan appointed new Deputy Course Director for ESD MPhil

Dr Dai Morgan appointed new Deputy Course Director for ESD MPhil

Many congratulations to Dr Dai Morgan who has been appointed as the new Deputy Course Director for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development.

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Dr Dick Fenner wins Pilkington Prize 2013 for excellence in teaching

Thirteen inspirational academics have been honoured for the outstanding quality and approach to their teaching.

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Dr Fenner Distinguished Lecturer at University of South Florida

Dr Fenner Distinguished Lecturer at University of South Florida

Dr. Fenner, a recipient of the George Stephenson Gold Medal, the R.A. Carr Prize and the James Watt Medal, spoke to a packed audience at USF on September 26, 2012 for the Patel School of Global Sustainability’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The title of his talk was Engineering Sustainability: Principles into Practice.

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 Empowering through Light: Women and Solar Home Systems in Rural Bihar, India

Empowering through Light: Women and Solar Home Systems in Rural Bihar, India

ESD MPhil student 2015-16, Shivi Chandna, has research published in Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange

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ESD Annual Dinner 17th July 2013 Clare College

ESD Annual Dinner 17th July 2013 Clare College

The Annual MPhil dinner was held on 17th July in Clare College. The dinner in the Great Hall was preceeded by Reception drinks on the Scholar's Lawn.

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ESD MPhil alumni contribute to IPCC's AR5 report

ESD MPhil alumni contribute to IPCC's AR5 report

MPhil Student DR ADOLF ACQUAYE (2005-06) acts as Lead Author for IPCC Fifth Assessment Report- Mitigation of Climate Change 2014

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ESD MPhil Alumni stories: Meet Rising Star Dr Tara Shirvani

ESD MPhil Alumni stories: Meet Rising Star Dr Tara Shirvani

ESD MPhil Alumna Dr Tara Shirvani (Queens’ College, 2008) has been named one of this year’s UK Rising Stars in Science and Engineering.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2017

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2017

The MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development Dissertation Presentations will be held on 17 – 19 July 2017 in LT0, Engineering Department.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2017

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2017

Many thanks to all the current students who took part in the annual dissertation conference - 17-19th July 2017.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2018

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2018

Many thanks to all the current students who took part in the annual dissertation conference - 16-18th July 2018.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2018

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2018

The MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development Dissertation Presentations will be held on 16 – 18 July 2018 in LT0, Engineering Department.

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ESD MPhil Spring Fieldtrip to Mid Wales April 16

ESD MPhil Spring Fieldtrip to Mid Wales April 16

The ESD MPhil students had a successful fieldtrip to Mid Wales at the start of April. The purpose of the Field Trip was to visit a number of organisations dealing largely in Development, Energy, or Sustainable Technologies mostly in the CONTEXT of mid Wales.

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 ESD MPhil Students visit to Crossrail March 16

ESD MPhil Students visit to Crossrail March 16

The ESD MPhil Students were given the opportunity to visit Crossrail on Tuesday 22nd of March 2016.

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ESD MPhil trip to Wicken Fen

ESD MPhil trip to Wicken Fen

Jeremy Purseglove who serves as chair for the National Trust’s Wicken Fen Local Committee took the students round the core wetland, the newly created Vision area and the proposed Vision land threatened by the Waterbeach New Town, explaining all the dilemmas and problems.

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MPhil Field study tour to Mid Wales April 2018

MPhil Field study tour to Mid Wales April 2018

The ESD MPhil students had a successful fieldtrip to Mid Wales at the start of April. The purpose of the Field Trip was to visit a number of organisations dealing largely in Development, Energy, or Sustainable Technologies mostly in the context of mid Wales.

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Food from waste

Food from waste

For Luca Di Mario [2009], water sanitation is the key. He is doing his PhD at the Centre for Sustainable Development (Engineering Department) and is looking to find sustainable business models for scaling up resource recovery from solid waste and waste water so that it can be used in agriculture in developing countries.

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Former ESD MPhil student becomes Vice Chancellor

Former ESD MPhil student becomes Vice Chancellor

Dr Jay Golden, ESD MPhil 02-03, has been selected as Vice Chancellor of research, economic development and engagement at East Carolina University, USA.

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Goodbye and Thank you Peter!

Goodbye and Thank you Peter!

Professor Peter Guthire has now retired from the Centre for Sustainable Development.

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Duncan McNicholl, PhD student, launches new book "Volunteer Voices."

Duncan McNicholl, PhD student, launches new book "Volunteer Voices."

Volunteer Voices: Key Insights from International Development Experiences Edited by Duncan McNicholl, PhD Student, Centre for Sustainable Devleopment

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IChemE Senior Moulton Medal awarded to Dr Dick Fenner and Dr Feriha Mukuve

IChemE Senior Moulton Medal awarded to Dr Dick Fenner and Dr Feriha Mukuve

Dr Dick Fenner and Dr Feriha Mukuve (ESD MPhil 10 -11, PhD 12 -15) have been awarded the prestigious Senior Moulton Medal for 2015 by the Institution of Chemical Engineers for their paper "Scale variability of water, land and energy resource interaction and their influence on the food system in Uganda" published in Sustainable Production and Consumption Vol 2 April 2015: 79-95.

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International Conference Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) 2018

International Conference Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) 2018

9th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD): The Holistic Engineer Glassboro, New Jersey, USA, June 3-6, 2018

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Jaspreet Singh (ESD 14-15) Initiative to Value Human Life

Jaspreet Singh (ESD 14-15) Initiative to Value Human Life

The Initiative to Value Human Life (IVHL) is a non-profit organisation seeking to better understand how the value of human lives are measured by individuals, corporations, governments and other organisations.

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ESD MPhil Students at Jesus Formal May 16

ESD MPhil Students at Jesus Formal May 16

ESD MPhil (39 of us!) went to a splendid Jesus Formal on Tuesday night.

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Job opportunity Research Assistant/Associate in Urban Flood Resilience (Fixed Term)

Job opportunity Research Assistant/Associate in Urban Flood Resilience (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the EPSRC funded project "Achieving Urban flood resilience in an uncertain future", which will be delivered by a consortium of 9 UK Universities.

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Menna Dessouki (ESD 15-16 ) presents at Resilient Cities 2018 conference

Menna Dessouki (ESD 15-16 ) presents at Resilient Cities 2018 conference

Menna Dessouki presented her MPhil dissertation poster at the Resilient Cities 2018 conference (the 9th Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation) in Bonn, Germany.

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MPhil Dissertation Conference 15 - 17 July 2013

MPhil Dissertation Conference 15 - 17 July 2013

The MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development Dissertation Presentations will be held on 15 – 17 July 2013 in LT0, Engineering Department.

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Nafisa Bhikhoo, ESD14-15, presents her research at ZEMCH 2016 in Malaysia

Nafisa Bhikhoo, ESD14-15, presents her research at ZEMCH 2016 in Malaysia

Nafisa Bhikhoo produced a dissertation titled “Energy Efficiency in Low Income Tropical Housing: A Study into Improving Thermal Comfort in Low Income Housing Designs in Thailand through the Effective Incorporation of Passive Design Strategies” as part of her Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil in 2014-15.

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New book on Sustainable Water

New book on Sustainable Water

Dick Fenner and Charles Ainger have published a new book on Sustainable Water through ICE publishing which will be available from February 2nd 2016.

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New MPhil brochure available

New MPhil brochure available

A new brochure about the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Dvelopment is now available.

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New MPhil Brochure available

New MPhil Brochure available

A new brochure about the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development is now available.

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New Research Project gets underway: Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities

New Research Project gets underway: Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities

A new 3 year project funded by EPSRC was launched at the beginning of this year ( January 2013) to develop fresh strategies for managing urban flood risk as part of wider, integrated urban planning intended to achieve environmental enhancement and urban renewal in which multiple benefits of creating blue-green cities are rigorously evaluated and understood.

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New research support funding from Kingspan Insulation

New research support funding from Kingspan Insulation

The Centre for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce new funding from Kingspan Insulation Ltd.

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Key Themes of the Course

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Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.