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Dr André Cabrera Serrenho gives his inaugural Lecture on ESD 560

last modified Feb 27, 2020 07:03 PM
Dr André Serrenho gave his inaugural lecture for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development this February, as part of the Innovations in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing course (ESD 560).
Dr André Cabrera Serrenho gives his inaugural Lecture on ESD 560

Dr André Cabrera Serrenho

Dr Serrenho is at the forefront of research in the field of Industrial Ecology and shared his insights on the field, drawing on his research in plastic,  automotive and housing sectors  introducing techniques such as dynamic MFA, and reviewing the concept of a Circular Economy.
Dr Serrenho joined the ESD team in January and will contribute to teaching across the MPhil but particularly in the Sustainability Methods and Metrics course, whilst also pursuing his research on the relationship between materials and their uses and impacts. 
Innovations in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing is a 8 lecture course lead by Dr Dai Morgan, exploring the role of engineers and designers in addressing contemporary sustainability issues in design and manufacturing, using systems perspectives and structured approaches to develop appropriate responses. 

Course Overview


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


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.


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


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.