Cranfield has been recognised by EAUC (The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges) Green Gown Awards for its research and development. Our submission the ‘Nano Membrane Toilet: a toilet for everyone without water or energy’ received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Research and Development category at the awards ceremony on 3 November 2014.

The EAUC Judges said: “This is a strong project that has the potential to provide sanitation to people who do not currently have a toilet - 2 billion people around the world”.

Following the announcement, Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Cranfield’s Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor said: “The Nano Membrane Toilet project exemplifies the innovative, transformational and multi-disciplinary research for which Cranfield is renowned. Winning this Award enhances awareness of Cranfield’s international research capabilities in water and sanitation, and provides much-deserved recognition for the hard work and dedication of all the project team.”

Cranfield was shortlisted finalists in two categories - Courses and Learning and in the Research and Development category, with the Nano Membrane Toilet being successful.

Now in their 10th year, the Green Gown Awards ceremony brings together the leaders, drivers and thinkers of sustainability initiatives within the tertiary education sector.  It recognises the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Environment Doctoral Training Centre

This higher research degree is associated with our Environment Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). The Environment DTC provides a focal point for engagement and academic discussion for all students involved in environmentally-related research at Cranfield. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge relating to the sector which characterise our research portfolio.

A tailored programme of seminars and events alongside the generic core skills training programme, provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities with Cranfield’s wider research community.