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Sustainability Physics: 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.

The Website

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 8 general themes:

Theme 1: Renewables  
Theme 2: Transport for our future   
Theme 3: Batteries: Future Energy Stores     
Theme 4: Building Design
Theme 5: Nanotechnology
Theme 6:  Heat pumps/ cooling  
Theme 7:  Recycling household waste
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: p.furneaux1@lancaster.ac.uk or Melissa Lord: melissa.lord@ogdentrust.com

Feedback would be very much appreciated.

All images used in banner are credited separately within the website.


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