Sustainable and urban living research at Surrey University

Students presented from UG research projects and staff also presented where they received internal funding for a project or to go and present internationally.

A big theme are their multidisciplinary research collaborations including across different sustainability themes.

I learnt what a vortex generator is (sounds like something out of Back to the Future) and also perovskite solar cells.

Other research included Vitamin D for northern & southern hemispheres particularly when hard for different social groups to get exposed to sunlight; blockchain & sustainable supply chains (tracing, tracking fraud / modern slavery), sludge management & anaerobic digestion.

One student completed a water audit onsite and now investigating infrared autoflush, water flow management and use of an unused borehole to help reduce water usage.

And on a Surrey note, I am going to be returning there – joining the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences on a digital learning contract later this month. I’ve already got another project to do from a conversation tonight.

I will miss Roehampton – will still be involved with DICATS and probably the follow up collaboration – maybe together with Surrey as it’s not so far down the road.

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