Research associate

Read more at: Dr Evripides Loukaides

Dr Evripides Loukaides

Evripides Loukaides, also known as Evros, is interested in the mechanics of metal forming processes as part of the Flexible Metal Forming project. His work aims to characterise the mechanics of all future metal-forming processes, and, in collaboration with control engineers, to assess the limits of their closed-loop performance.


Read more at: Dr Dennis Konadu

Dr Dennis Konadu

Dennis has a multi-disciplinary background in geoinformatics, water policy/management and environmental systems analysis. His research interests are in the interactions and interdependencies between energy and environmental systems, with a focus on the wider resource use implication of long-term energy system trajectories/policies, and how these may affect future food security, ecosystem services and livelihoods.


Read more at: Dr Cyrille Dunant

Dr Cyrille Dunant

Dr Dunant holds a PhD in Material science. His background in concrete durability has led him to develop an interest in design and efficient use of materials. He is now currently working on two projects, both centred on making better use of steel in construction. The first explores the barriers to steel reuse, an important potential source of carbon and energy savings. The second project looks at the design process in construction and the role of material efficiency in building conception.


Read more at: Dr Christopher Cleaver

Dr Christopher Cleaver

Christopher is a Senior Research Associate working on novel manufacturing processes for improved resource efficiency and productivity. His research covers three of the main processes we work on in the Use Less lab: flexible ring rolling, folding-shearing and flexible metal spinning – understanding the mechanics and operating window of these new ways to shape metal components.  


Read more at: Dr Brendan Doody

Dr Brendan Doody

Brendan is a human geographer with an interest in the social, cultural and environmental implications of contemporary lifestyles. In his current role he employs mixture of qualitative research methods (e.g., interviews, ride-alongs and participant observation) to understand how car ownership and use is continually shaped by the material (e.g., cars, roads, petrol stations and petrol) and expressive (e.g., identities, meanings, signs, emotions and desires) dimensions of driving.


Read more at: Søren Ellebæk Laursen

Søren Ellebæk Laursen

Søren has about 20 years professional experience working on sustainability in the fashion, clothing and textile sectors. His work includes: