Environmental Science and Technology Department
‘Environment’ is a key strategic research theme at Cranfield. We have been contributing to the ‘green economy’ for over 40 years and have deep expertise across the University in areas of natural resources, energy and the environment, water, wastes and soils, environmental health, food and global security and environmental governance. The Environmental Science and Technology Department is the core of the University’s environmental capability. It comprises 150 academic, technical and administrative staff working together in multidiscipline teams in the following Institutes and Centres:
- Cranfield Water Science Institute
- Centre for Anaerobic Science
- Centre for Automotive Technology
- Centre for Energy and Resource Technology
- Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures
- National Soil Resources Institute
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The Department conducts internationally renowned research into novel wastewater treatment processes, carbon losses from soils, low carbon vehicles, risks from nanomaterials and carbon capture and storage, to name but a few among current themes. For our research partners we deliver world class science with a practical, business-focused edge. We understand our clients’ business challenges because some 80% of the University’s business comes from sources other than Government. We are agile and delight in assembling teams of experts from across our skills sets to meet challenges that fall outside conventional academic disciplines.
Most of our academic staff have spent portions of their career in industry or Government, and so are especially solution-oriented. As you would expect, we are also corporately committed to environmental improvement. We are ISO14001 accredited, have set ourselves stretching carbon reduction targets and our students undertake community development work each year through SAFAD, a student run charity concerned with water and international development.
We offer a vibrant and applied programme of accredited postgraduate courses to suit a range of professionals studying full or part-time across the fields of environmental science, engineering, business and policy. Studying at Cranfield means working intimately with our partners in industry, Government or the NGO sector. We provide real world expertise and prepare you for the challenges of working in an exciting and intellectually challenging sector.
Our continuing professional development (CPD) programme of short courses is aimed at delegates seeking a refresher or timely update on current environmental topics. We frequently design bespoke courses for organisations and can deliver in house. Do contact us if there is a particular business need you have. Our Head of Department is Professor Simon Pollard.
Please browse our pages to understand more about our expertise. We look forward to hearing from you.