Sustainable Cities

Research under this theme focuses on how to improve life for those living in cities today and how to reduce the impact they have on the areas around them. Major issues such as pollution, traffic congestion, crime, public health will be under the spotlight.The first major project is on plastics pollution. South East Asia is both a major plastics polluter and has been a dumping ground for waste plastics from the West. Bringing together academics with expertise on cleaning up waste, to the economics of plastics use and from social media analysts to politicians and public policy researchers, we aim to find credible solutions to both cleaning up the problems and finding viable alternatives.

Engage with Us

We are currently actively seeking academic, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students to join us. PhD students may be registered on joint Lancaster-Sunway PhD programmes and to spend part of their programme in both the UK and Malaysia. We are also seeking industry collaborators in the fight, so please contact us if you are interested in joining us.

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Our Team

Professor/Associate Dean (Research)/ Head Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation (CCDCU )
Research Interests: CO2 capture and utilisation | Water and wastewater treatment | Separation processes: Membrane technology, adsorption, absorption| Electrochemical conversions

Professor at Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development
Research Interests: Marine debris and microplastic | Sustainable consumption and green city | Sustainable development goals in waste management | Sustainable use of Biomass and Resources | Treatment of wastewater using novel substances

Professor/ Associate Dean - Postgraduate and Research Department of Management
Research Interests: Inclusive business and society to reduce inequality | Integrated community to address Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations | Work enrichment processes and outcomes

Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Information Systems
Research Interests: Sentiment analytics | Social media analytics | Textual analysis |
Information Acquisition

Associate Professor / Head Film and Performing Arts
Research Interests: UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage policies | Cultural Sustainability | Cultural Heritage within Urban Contexts


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