Case studies

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  • maria

    Dr Maria Val Martin from our Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, talks plants, and their power to help us track air pollution, in a talk for Sheffield Festival of Science & Engineering.

    Categorised under: Research, Travel and Local community

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Tram

    Free 28-day travel trial

    South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive are currently offering existing car users the chance to sign up for free travel on any bus, tram and train, anywhere in South Yorkshire for 28 days.

    Categorised under: Travel

  • wheat

    Crumbs! Our researchers have calculated the environmental impact of a loaf of bread and which part of its production contributes the most greenhouse gas.

    Categorised under: Research, Campus sustainability, Local community and Green Impact

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Samuel Musarika

    Our researchers have discovered that increasing the water table (the level below which the ground is saturated) could help to slow down global warming, boost crop yields, and preserve peat soils.

    Categorised under: Research

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Jo Gavins

    Our catalytic poem in The Conversation

    Professor Joanna Gavins from our School of English writes about the way our catalytic poem helped break down traditional boundaries between the arts and the sciences.

    Categorised under: Research and Local community

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  • SusSEd logo

    Engaging and interactive talks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 February to 16 March giving you the knowledge and skills needed to bring about a more sustainable world.

    Categorised under: Green Impact

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • battery thumbnail

    Research boost for electric vehicles

    Dr James Green from our Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has been awarded more than £100k from the Engineering Physical Sciences and Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate improving the efficiency of lead acid batteries for electric vehicles.

    Categorised under: Research and Campus sustainability

    This article is located on a different website.

  • In Praise of Air

    For the past two years we've displayed the world’s first air-cleansing poem on the side of Alfred Denny building, and in that time, it has removed more than two tons of nitrogen oxide from the environment.

    Categorised under: Research, Campus sustainability and Local community

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • We already knew that insects are feeling the effect of climate change but we now know they are felt at much lower temperatures; our researchers have found that even a mild rise in temperature damages an insect’s ability to reproduce.

    Categorised under: Research

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Scientists are calling for an increase in sustainable and less toxic material in global manufacturing as one way of firms reducing their toxicological footprint and combating climate change.

    Categorised under: Research

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Showcase your work on sustainability

    Do you have research expertise in the area of sustainability? We're looking for engaging speakers to take part in the Green Impact Sustainability Skills and Education workshops.

    Categorised under: Research, Campus sustainability and Green Impact

  • air con no energy

    One of our Engineering academics has has invented a cooling system for buildings that requires no energy. Dr Ben Hughes has been awarded £400k from Innovate UK and the Zayed Energy Prize to expand his research into naturally cooling buildings, which could substantially save the cost and energy used in air conditioning.

    Categorised under: Research

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Matthew Billson

    To take us to 2017, our academics reflect on the most pressing issues of our time. Day 2 saw comments on our planet. 

    Categorised under: Research and Comment

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • Food drive poster

    Winter food drive

    We're working with Parson Cross Initiative, Roundabout and S6 Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items, sanitary products and toiletries this winter. You can donate at locations across campus. 

    Categorised under: Local community

  • Factory floor

    Our data analytics tool, built in partnership with one of the world's biggest technology companies, is helping decision makers understand the full environmental impact of their supply chains and the potential consequences of their decisions.

    Categorised under: Research

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.