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Interdisciplinary Research Centre

The Energy IRC awarded the latest round of Small Grants funded by the Isaac Newton Trust/ Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) and the NERC Discipline Hopping for Environmental Solutions initiative.

The grants were awarded to interdisciplinary teams focussed on the theme of energy transitions to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.

The seven projects which will be undertaken are:

  • The impact of brake emissions on health (Dr Molly Haugen, Department of Engineering and David O’Loughlin, MCR Toxicology Unit)
  • Energy use in Ethiopian low-income housing (Jiayu Pan, Department of Architecture and Tze Yeung Cho, Department of Engineering)
  • Sustainable residential buildings design and construction in Jordan (Maiss Razem, Department of Architecture and Irum Maqbool, Faculty of Education)
  • Low carbon emissions infrastructure projects in Ghana (Dr Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong, Department of Engineering and Dr Rehema Msulwa, Department of Politics and International Studies)
  • Energy justice assessment of tidal energy in the UK (Bowen Che, Department of Engineering and Dr Ramit Debnath, Cambridge Zero)
  • Investigating electric road system infrastructure across different countries (Parth Deshpande, Department of Engineering and Dr David Reiner, Judge Business School)
  • UK public opinion on nuclear energy for net zero transition (Dr Zeynep Clulow, Judge Business School and Dr Ramit Debnath, Cambridge Zero)