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Department of Engineering

Dr André Cabrera Serrenho


André Cabrera Serrenho

University Associate Professor in Engineering, Environment and Sustainable Development

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Structures

Telephone: +44 1223 7 60561



Research interests

Dr André Cabrera Serrenho is exploring new ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at a faster pace to meet international climate pledges. This involves identifying new configurations of energy and material systems to supply our future needs with less demand and emissions.

André has been working on the identification of feasible opportunities to deliver our future needs for transport and buildings without emissions. He has recently developed dynamic material flow analyses to anticipate the future demand, use and disposal of cars, buildings, plastics and steel in the UK, and fertilisers globally. These models quantify the trade-offs and emissions reduction potential of alternative interventions over time.

Research projects

UK FIRES, EPSRC Programme Grant to locate resource efficiency at the heart of future industrial strategy.

C-THRU, a VKRF grant to deliver foresight on the opportunities for intervention in the petrochemical sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

REXUS, an European Union H2020 project on dynamic system modelling tools to reveal the trade-offs in resource requirements across water, energy, food and climate systems.

Current Postdocoral Researchers:


Current PhD Students:

Teaching activity

Engineering Tripos:

  • 2CX Sustainable Engineering (Part IB)
  • 4M22 Climate Change Mitigation (Part IIB)
  • supervising Thermofluid Mechanics (Parts IA and IB)
  • supervising Part IIB Projects


MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development:

  • ESD200 Sustainability Methods and Metrics
  • MPhil Dissertations

Other positions

Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering (Part IB) in Clare College