Engineering a sustainable future

Kindly sponsored by ARUP and CIHT, as part of the National Women in Engineering Day at EPS, we invited five women in engineering and science to discuss 'Engineering a sustainable future'

With populations rising, how do we plan, design and manage cities that can cope with increasing pressure on resources while meeting carbon and climate challenge needs? Will our investments in cities and infrastructure today still be resilient in a changing future? Can we design for long-term sustainability unaware of future technologies? How do we re-engineer cities to reduce the carbon footprint by 80% whilst retaining societal wellbeing?

Final year Civil and Energy Engineering student, Agota Mockuté, summarises the event:

Agota-MockuteThe talks gave an exhaustive overview of the issues the modern world is facing, such as the incompatible energy intensity and the necessity of steel and concrete, massive shift to mega-cities, or transport systems working at their capacity already without much room for expanding. Moreover, the discussion with the panel touched on communication between engineers of different disciplines and to non-engineers, people’s behaviour and factors influencing the changes in it, amongst other brilliant subjects. Read more.


Recordings of the presentations are now available:

Professor Claire Davis, Professor of Ferrous Metallurgy at the University of Birmingham


Dr Juliet Mian, Associate Director, ARUP


Dr Bridget Hartley, Investment Manager, National Grid


Dr Angela Seeney, (PhD Corrosion Engineering, Metallurgy & Materials, class of 1986) Former GM Global Business Development Alternative Energy, Shell


See how else we celebrated National Women in Engineering Day by watching our "Women in Engineering" video or visit our Female Faces web pages for perspectives from our students, academics and alumni. 




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