Sustainable Technologies Research Centre

About the Centre

Welcome to the Sustainable Technology Research Centre. The STRC is a multi-disciplinary centre developed initially with support from the Science Research Investment Fund of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The STRC has an interdisciplinary team of engineers, geologists, hydrologists, materials scientists and computer technology scientists. Its research funding is widely based, with grants being obtained from industry, Research Councils and the government. This combination has brought with it a culture where industry and academia can work together to optimise design and practice in civil engineering and construction for its cost-effectiveness, whilst allowing flexibility for radical innovation and sustainable development.

Work in the STRC is organised thematically in three main research groups

    Structures and Materials

    • Concrete and masonry technology
    • Concrete construction
    • Sustainable construction materials
    • Structural analysis and design

    Ground and Water Engineering

    • Engineering geology and geomorphology: landslide science
    • Natural hazards and risk analysis
    • Foundations and highways
    • Hydraulic structures

    Sustainable Energy Systems

    • Energy technology
    • Thermal engineering
    • Energy efficiency and monitoring technology
    • Renewable energy design and infrastructure

Associated Research Groups

  • Structures and Materials
  • Ground and Water Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Systems

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