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Welcome to the web site of the

Sustainable Industrial Systems Group


Sustainable Industrial Systems is a research group at The University of Manchester led by Professor Adisa Azapagic.

The main aim of our research is to help identify sustainable solutions for industrial systems on a life cycle basis, taking into account economic, environmental and social aspects. We work across different sectors and supply chains including chemicals, construction, food & drink, energy and transport. In addition to industrial organisations, we collaborate with government, NGO and other organisations.

We specialise in the following areas:

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Carbon Footprinting
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)

The group is funded by UK Research Councils, the European Commission and industry.

Recent News

  • The inconvenient truth about…convenience

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  • Lamb curry or Christmas dinner? Who cares?

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

    Professor Adisa Azapagic has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
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  • 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

    Professor Azapagic gave a plenary talk at the 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Korea
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A complete archive of SIS news articles can be found here.

Highlighted Projects

  • CCaLC

  • PUrE Intrawise

    PUrE Intrawise
  • SPRIng


A complete list of projects that the Sustainable Industrial Systems group are involved with can be found in the Projects page.