Cranfield University

Cranfield University Company description: Cranfield University is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions. In the recent UK Research Excellence Framework [REF] over 80% of the research carried out by Cranfield University was assessed to be either world or internationally leading, indicating the quality and impact of the work carried out at Cranfield University.
Cranfield offers a vibrant and applied programme of accredited postgraduate courses to suit a range of professionals studying full or part-time across the fields of environmental science, engineering, business and policy. Cranfield has an extensive track record of applied scientific research, teaching and consulting for the waste and resource management industry. As an exclusively post-graduate centre of excellence our research, teaching and consulting is driven in response to questions and providing technology solutions for ‘real-world’ problems
The work of Cranfield University is delivered primarily through four Schools that work across the themes in which we specialise. Specifically, relevant to SMART GROUND, the School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood has worked with clients in the waste and resource management industry for over 30 years establishing good relationships with many groups with inputs to the industry. The School has a growing area of research surrounding waste and resource management and the circular economy. Our research is practical, business and policy-focused, and delivered with an intent of impact for our clients and research partners.

Role in the project: Cranfield University is responsible for WP4 – Implementing training and Networking and contributing to WP1 Characterisation and modelling of potential sites and WP5 dissemination and exploitation.