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  • Two air pollution research awards for Cranfield University

    Two air pollution research awards for Cranfield University

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has recently awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution. Cranfield has been awarded funding for two projects, leading one group and partnering with ...

  • Cranfield academics call for "Five Capitals" approach to global resilience

    Cranfield academics call for "Five Capitals" approach to global resilience

    Writing in the leading academic journal, Nature, Cranfield academics are calling for global resilience to be shaped around the ‘Five Capitals’ - natural, human, social, built and financial. The academics believe that too often silos ...

  • Ten emerging environmental issues for European policy makers to consider

    Ten emerging environmental issues for European policy makers to consider

    The first report from an expert collaboration identifying ten key emerging environmental issues for Europe has been developed with academic input from Cranfield University. The FORENV project is a foresight system which takes a short, ...

  • Having a clock in your shower could help to reduce water consumption

    Having a clock in your shower could help to reduce water consumption

    Findings from a small preliminary study with residents of the Cranfield University campus have shown that shower times are significantly shorter when showers are fitted with time displays. Various forms of University accommodation were fitted ...

  • WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

    WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

    Two Cranfield University academics are authors on the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on microplastics in drinking water.  The WHO calls for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential ...

  • Professor Simon Jones to join Cranfield University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of Cranfield Defence and Security

    Professor Simon Jones to join Cranfield University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of Cranfield Defence and Security

    His academic career includes positions as Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair at Loughborough University, Dean of Engineering and Design at Bath University and Provost of Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. He has served as Chair of the ...

  • Inaugural Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium hailed as a success

    Inaugural Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium hailed as a success

    In conjunction with the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Cranfield University hosted the inaugural two-day Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium, which saw more than 160 delegates ...

  • Using UAVs to improve Flood Risk Management

    Using UAVs to improve Flood Risk Management

    A twelve month project being undertaken by Cranfield University, which is jointly funded by the Environment Agency and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), is helping to improve the quality of river photography that is used ...

  • £8.2 million awarded to Cranfield to shape the future of UK water treatment and infrastructure

    £8.2 million awarded to Cranfield to shape the future of UK water treatment and infrastructure

    The government has announced investment of £8.2 million to support advances in water treatment and infrastructure research through Cranfield University’s Water Science Institute in the Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review. ...

  • Cranfield University Facilities

    Cranfield University Facilities

    The networked physical infrastructures which provide our communities with energy, water, transport, telecoms and other services are under significant pressure due to population growth, an ageing asset based, and climate change. Cranfield has been at ...

  • X-ray prototype to revolutionise airport security

    X-ray prototype to revolutionise airport security

    A prototype of a next-generation X-ray scanner that has been developed using technology created at Cranfield University is predicted to lead to a revolution in security in the aviation sector. X-ray technology is central to protecting the lives of ...

  • Improving air quality in buildings

    Improving air quality in buildings

    A new system to establish health-protective limits for the emission of hazardous chemicals from products used in our homes, schools and offices has been developed by the EU-LCI Working Group. Cranfield University scientists, as members of the ...

  • Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

    Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

    Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of ...

  • Cranfield finalists in Green Gown awards

    Cranfield finalists in Green Gown awards

    This year the University has been short listed as finalists in two categories - Courses and Learning and in the Research and Development category. The winners will be announced in November. Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the EAUC said: “It ...

  • New £35m Aerospace Centre to be built at Cranfield University

    New £35m Aerospace Centre to be built at Cranfield University

    A new Aerospace Integration Research Centre is to be built at Cranfield University with co-investment partners Airbus and Rolls-Royce, following the award of funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The Centre ...

  • Space Clean-Up Mission Supported By Cranfield

    Space Clean-Up Mission Supported By Cranfield

    As the Earth’s orbit becomes increasingly crowded with space debris, including former satellites no longer in operation, there is an increasing risk of collisions with active satellites. The Icarus payload was launched from Kazakhstan on ...

  • New online portal uses valuable Cranfield soils data

    New online portal uses valuable Cranfield soils data

    The UK Soil Observatory (UKSO), a new online portal launched on Friday, provides free access to national UK soils data and its research for those who have an interest in soil and soil related matters. Bringing together valuable data from several ...

  • Award for landmark EPAL-Cranfield water research

    Award for landmark EPAL-Cranfield water research

    A collaboration between Cranfield University and Portugal-based EPAL (Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres), has been awarded an International Water Association (IWA) Project Innovation Award for a study on strategic risk management in ...

  • EPSRC funding for Cranfield-led doctoral training centre

    EPSRC funding for Cranfield-led doctoral training centre

    The Government this week announced £3.8m additional funding for the Cranfield-led STREAM programme – an Industrial Doctoral Centre for the water sector as part of a programme of 19 new UK Centres for Doctoral Training. The funding ...

  • How ‘green’ is our food?

    How ‘green’ is our food?

    New research from Cranfield University has analysed how ‘green’ some of our everyday food choices are, and their long term sustainability for UK diets. The team of scientists compared three types of carbohydrates commonly consumed in ...