Academy honours sustainability engineer

Professor Adisa Azapagic elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Adisa Azapagic
Adisa Azapagic, Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering

Adisa Azapagic is the UK’s first Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering and leads the Sustainable Industrial Systems research group at the University.

Professor Azapagic is world-renowned for her work on life cycle sustainability analysis and has won several awards for the development of the CCaLC (Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle) carbon footprinting tool. CCaLC enables swift analysis of sustainability by measuring greenhouse gas emissions along supply chains, from extraction of raw materials and manufacture of products right through to their use and disposal. For more information on CCaLC, visit www.ccalc.org.uk.

Other work by Professor Azapagic in the sustainability area has included assessments of the sustainability of nuclear power and renewable energy as well as on urban and indoor pollution. Currently, she is Co-Director of the £7.5m Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains, funded by UK Research Councils. She also chairs the Sustainability Section of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).

She said: “I am honoured to have been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I am particularly pleased that sustainability has been recognised as an integral and important part of engineering and I look forward to working with the Academy on helping engineers embed sustainability into their everyday practice.”

In total, 60 new Fellows were elected at the Royal Academy of Engineering AGM held on 22 July 2013. They include some of the UK's most accomplished engineers from academia and business. Five new International Fellows and one Honorary Fellow were also elected.

Sir John Parker GBE FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “We warmly welcome our new Fellows to the Academy. With their expertise, knowledge and vision we will continue to strengthen our ambition of providing authoritative, impartial, and expert engineering advice to government and to develop the Academy’s growing impact and influence on a global stage.”

See Adisa's citation on the Royal Academy of Engineering's website.

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