CDT Conference 2018: Creating a Sustainable World

  The Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems at the University of Southampton is held its fourth annual conference on the 14th November 2018. The conference is an integral part of the CDT’s annual programme of events and is organised and facilitated by current first year students. The conference took place from 9am to 4.30pm in the Hartley Suite at the University of Southampton.

The conference held in November 2016 focused on “Sustainability in Action” and was a great success attracting students and academics from other CDT’s. It was also well attended by our partners in industry including QinetiQ, TRL, SSE, Southern Water and the Environment Agency.

The conference in November 2017 was entitled “Infrastructure and the Environment” and looked at the issues faced in the sustainable infrastructure and the environment. It was well attended by our industrial partners, Southern Water, Network Rail, and Fibreright.

This year the CDT Conference was entitled “Creating a Sustainable World” and presentations will be looking at our move towards a more sustainable future in Transport, Infrastructure, Cities, Energy, Water and the Environment.

The conference was a great success and very well attended by students, academics and staff from across the University of Southampton. Industry delegates also attended the conference and present at the conference were representatives from the UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR), SolarGIS and Purple Lilly Design. Alumni’s from other Higher Education Institutions also attended the event.

At the conference there was a fantastic variation of presenters from across the University of Southampton as well as the Keynote presentation from Dr Marcel Suri who is the Director of SolarGIS.

A list of talks can be found on the schedule below.

During the lunch break we were able to browse and listen to some very informative poster presentations from our CDT Sustainable Infrastructure Systems students as well as a poster entered by a student from the CDT in Energy Storage and its Applications.

The conference was closed by the CDT SIS director Professor Paul Kemp who also presented the prizes of best poster presentation to CDT SIS student Jack Callaghan and best oral presentation to University of Southampton PhD student Oleksandra Pedchenko.

The conference schedule:

To download the conference booklet please click here: CDT SIS Conference booklet