The Institute for Sustainable Engineering and Technology Research supports the research excellence from the School.
The Insitute has three major research themes spanning a variety of research groups.
The Institute has opportunities for research studentships on MRes/PhD programmes. Current opportunities can be viewed here.
Traditional engineering, in which Scotland has a tremendous heritage, has focused on providing technical solutions and policies to support economic growth. Sustainable engineering recognises the impact that industry and society has on the world’s resources and global ecosystems and applies technological innovation and engineering principles to solve the major challenges facing today’s society and industries whilst ensuring minimal impact on the environment.
The Institute for Sustainable Engineering and Technology Research, which supports research excellence from the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, undertakes research in a broad range of disciplines that ensures that we minimise the impact on our environment. Research spans sensors and monitoring technologies for industrial processes and electrical power systems; advanced technologies for water treatment and environmental monitoring; process optimisation for the manufacturing industry; digital communication systems and signal processing; the application of digital systems for healthcare; the development of policy for sustainable construction; and the use of virtual reality to investigate interfacing between man and machine.
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The Institute of Sustainable Engineering and Technology supports three Research Themes:
The Energy and Engineering Systems theme researches sustainable energy sources and monitoring technologies for reliable industrial process and electrical power systems.
The Sustainability in the Built Environment theme focuses on research into advanced technologies for treatment of water and waste water, energy utilisation within buildings and best practice within the construction industries.
The Interactive Engineering and Communications theme spans research into human computer interaction, digital systems and signal processing use of virtual reality to investigate interfacing between man and machine.