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Institute of Environment and Sustainability


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The Institute of Environment and Sustainability is a multidisciplinary research group comprising: the Geoenvironmental Research Centre and the Hydro-environmental Research Centre. The Institute offers an environment which provides high quality research opportunities, leadership, training and supervision for research students.

Geoenvironmental: - High level nuclear waste disposal repositories, thermo/hydro/mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soil, energy losses from buildings to the ground, risk assessment and risk management, contaminated land, land regeneration, and remediation

Hydro-environmental: Numerical and laboratory modelling of hydrodynamic processes in aquatic basins, water quality and contaminant processes in estuarine, coastal and riverine basins, development of hydroinformatics tools for flood forecasting and “predict and protect” strategies for compliance with EU directives.

Institute Leader(s)

.  Prof T. Stoesser

Academic Staff

Research Staff

.  Dr A. Giles

Research Performance:

The Cardiff School of Engineering is recognised as being one of the top engineering research centres in the UK. In the RAE 2008, Cardiff School of Engineering consolidated its position as one of the top 10 research led engineering schools in the UK. Civil Engineering was ranked in the top 3 amongst UK peers for the second successive assessment, while Mechanical Engineering entered the top 10.

Admissions Information

.  Postgraduate (Research) Admissions Tutor:  Dr P. J. Cleall