A new web site has been launched to bring together research currently undertaken within the Cambridge University Engineering Department that is relevant to the environment.
Environmental concerns provide scope for the creative talents of engineers to be demonstrated, particularly in the development and application of new technologies. Responsible professional engineering should remove or minimise environmental problems at the design stage.
Thirty-eight projects are currrently listed under the heading 'environmental related research', including topics as diverse as minimising pollution, clean-up of contaminated land, improving energy efficiency and a consideration of the engineering consequences of global warming and climate change.
The launch of this site coincides with the launch of a new one year Master's degree course in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development offered by the Department of Engineering with the support of the Cambridge-MIT Institute(CMI).