Fixed-term Lecturer and Deputy Director IDBE Course
Academic Division: Civil Engineering
Research group: Structures
Alice Moncaster is a lecturer in the Department of Engineering, and Deputy Director of the IDBE post-graduate Masters course. A chartered civil engineer, she has ten years experience as a geotechnical and building structures design engineer before returning to academia. Her research on sustainable construction crosses the boundaries between academia and practice, and incorporates the fields of engineering, architecture and the social sciences. Her focus is on the major reduction of carbon emissions from the built environment, with a particular interest in research at the boundaries between the political, social and technical.
Alice is currently PI on two funded research projects, as well as the UK representative on a major multi-national collaboration. The International Energy Agency Annex 57 “Evaluation of Embodied Energy and Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Building Construction” is a four year (2012-2016) project led by Japan and including participants from fifteen other countries. This builds on her work at the Centre for Sustainable Development from 2010-2012, for which Alice won £180k EPSRC funding as part of a £1.1m industry-academia consortium to develop amethod and tool to calculate whole life embodied energy and carbon.