Organisation profile

About us

The Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) produces world-leading, technology-focused research and innovation in the fields of net zero and sustainable environment. 

We bring together experts in biology, engineering, chemistry, and physics to address the challenges to meet net zero targets and improve the efficient use of resources. 

Research themes

Our key multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams focus on:

•    Circular Economy 
•    Hydrogen Energy 
•    Sustainable Chemistry
•    Sustainable Energy Systems
•    Waste and Wastewater Treatment
•    Environmental Analysis

We have a wealth of experience in sustainable environment research, spanning more than three decades, and have undertaken major national and international projects with some of the largest companies in the world. We are the first UK recipients of the Lettinga Award for Innovation in Anaerobic Digestion.


Lead: Professor Alan Guwy

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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