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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)

Sustainable Infrastructure

Research Challenge Director: Prof. David Toll, Deputy Research Challenge Director: Dr Ashraf Osman

Our research aims to tackle the challenge of ensuring sustainability and resilience of the Infrastructure that underpins our society and economy. We are working on challenges relating to transportation (rail and road), energy and communications networks as well as addressing water and waste systems and supporting our emergency services. A strong focus is on climate resilience, dealing with drought and flooding events, as well as climate change. To tackle these challenges we draw on our areas of research excellence in communications, computational mechanics and geotechnical engineering. We work with industry and government agencies within the UK and with international partners, particularly from Africa and Europe, to find solutions to maintain and improve Infrastructure, nationally and globally.

If you are interested in studying for a PhD with us then take a look at staff profiles. There is a list of PhD projects here but it does not represent all the ideas we have, so please get in touch.

World Soil's Day Event - A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself

World Soil's Day Event - A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself

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A panel discussion organised by Durham University in conjunction with POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) Chaired by Huw Irranca-Davies MP.


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