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Dr Claire Barlow

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Claire Barlow

Senior Teaching Associate

Academic Division: Manufacturing and Management

Research group: Production Processes

Telephone: +44 1223 332642

Email: cyb@eng.cam.ac.uk

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Research interests

Dr Barlow's research interests include:

  • inter-relationships between processing parameters, mechanical properties and material microstructures
  • eco-efficient manufacturing
  • development of models for sustainable industry
  • material and product end-of-life aspects: re-use and recycling
  • value from waste
  • materials aspects relating to musical instruments

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Waste management in urban environments.

Teaching activity

Senior Lecturer - Industrial Sustainability, Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET)

Other positions

  • Fellow, Newnham College

Biography

Claire Barlow specialises in sustainability and materials engineering. Research work has covered a wide range of materials and processes, with a particular interest in the inter-relationships between processing parameters, mechanical properties and material microstructures. The focus is now on end-of-life materials, looking at how to assess the environmental impact of materials usage, and how to improve recycling and re-use, especially of plastics. She is involved in research on technical and organisational aspects of sustainability in manufacturing industry.