Physics of Sustainability: a website for teachers and students
(Funded by the Ogden Trust)
Our aim is to show just how important physics is to a sustainable future, and how using physics can be key to the careers in a low-carbon economy.
Climate change offers many challenges to the world, and using STEM, very often physics, is at the heart of many low-carbon solutions. The people for whom this is most important are those in schools and colleges now; our aspiration is to help them become better equipped for this.
Please go to our Mission Statement for the background and our aims.
Each topic has interviews with people using physics in their research and careers at the forefront of a low carbon future. There are interactive questions to guide students through some of the advances being made – and maybe influence their own careers.
There are 7 general themes:
|Theme 1: Building Design|
|Theme 2: Future Energy Stores|
|Theme 3: Heat pumps/ cooling|
|Theme 4: Nanotechnology|
|Theme 5: Renewables|
|Theme 6: Transport for our future|
|Theme 7: Overall Strategy / Recycling|
|Theme 8: ACTION! What are we doing about it?|
There are a number of different questions available in each theme.
Any comments please send to Phil Furneaux: firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Lord: email@example.com
Feedback would be very much appreciated.
Contributors to the project (funded by the Ogden Trust):
Florence Collier, Humblebee
Prof George Aggidis, Lancaster University
Dr Shahin Nikman, Lancaster University
Dr Denes Csala, Energy Storage and Systems Dynamics Engineering, Lancaster University
Dr Ben Robinson, Quantum Technology Centre, Lancaster University
Prof Manus Hayne, Lancaster University
Dr Lefteris Danos, Lancaster University
Elaine Meskhi, Senior Consultant, EA Technology
Dr Martin Dowson, Head of Battery Systems Engineering & Research at WMG, University of Warwick
Dr Charles Calvert, Systems Engineer, Hydroflex, Birmingham University,
Dr Stuart Hillmansen, Chief Engineer, Hydroflex, Birmingham University
Dr Yagya Remi, Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Laurie King ( Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Helen Atkinson, C- Capture UK
Dr Charlotte Brown, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Manchester University
Alasdair Robertson , Assistant Operation Manager, Community Windpower Limited
Isobel Sheldon, OBE, Chief Strategic Officer British Volt
Dr Marilyn Comrie, OBE, The Blair Project and the Manchester Innovation Activities Hub
Luke Begley, Heating Engineer
Molly Hogg, Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Tina Holt, Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Dr Helen Czerski , Research Fellow, University College, London
Funded by the Ogden Trust