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Collaborations and Networks

Collaborative research is fundamental to our work, whether involving teams across the University or national/international partnerships.

Group members have collaborated with researchers from Europe, North America and Japan evidenced by input to EU projects, joint publications in journals, and funded visits by post-doctoral researchers.

Collaborative work with international collaborators has been supported by funding from EPSRC, EU, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering and industrial sources.


The Better Business Environment Forum (BBEF), which has existed since 1992, offers West Yorkshire based businesses information on legislation and signposts them to environmental opportunities. Helping businesses work effectively and make cost savings is at the heart of what they do.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an independent charity with the purpose of inspiring people to re-think, to re-design and to build a sustainable future. Its objectives are: to provide a framework for change through inspirational content, education programmes and communication, to help seed the future economy with people who have the knowledge and skills to build a sustainable future, and to engage with industry and actively promote what is already happening in this area.

The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) is the UK's professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration. It was formed in 1974 from the amalgamation of the Acoustics Group of the Institute of Physics and the British Acoustical Society. The IOA is a nominated body of the Engineering Council, offering registration at Chartered and Incorporated Engineer levels.

The Pennine Water Group (PWG) is an EPSRC funded Platform Grant centre dedicated to conducting research into water and wastewater. It is based at the Universities of Sheffield and Bradford and is headed by Professor Richard Ashley as Managing Director and Professor Adrian Saul as Research Director. The PWG aims to advance engineering and scientific knowledge across all aspects of potable water, storm-water and wastewater service provision and management of associated assets.

Settle Hydro was established as an ‘Industrial and Provident Society for the benefit of the Community’ with the specific purpose of owning the Settle Weir Hydro Electric Scheme. Since its inception it has become an exemplar small-scale hydro generation project.

Memberships and representation

  • Centre for Low Carbon Futures (member)
  • Pennine Water Group (member)
  • ICE (Mohamed, Sheehan, Oltean-Dumbrava, Lam)
  • IStructE (Mohamed, Sheehan, Oltean-Dumbrava, Lam)
  • ECCS (Mohamed, Sheehan, Oltean-Dumbrava, Lam)
  • ASCE (Mohamed, Sheehan, Oltean-Dumbrava, Lam)

Industrial partnerships (UK and overseas)

  • Arcelor Mittal
  • ASD Westok Ltd.
  • Billington Structures Ltd.
  • Steel Construction Institute
  • Tata Steel
  • Yorkshire Water

Standards Committees

  • British Standard Institute B525/CEN/T250/SC4

Health end-users

  • Bupa
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital

Collaborations with other Universities

Staff have collaborated with researchers from:

  • Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussee (Paris)
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Humboldt State University
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Mumbai
  • Institut National de Recherche Scientifique et Technique (Tunisia)
  • Islamic University in Gaza
  • Kyoto University
  • Laboratoire Central Ponts et Chaussee (Nantes)
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mansour Universities in Egypt
  • Mokpo Braunschweig
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • North China Electric Power University
  • Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow)
  • Tanta
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • TU Delft
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Luxemburg
  • University of Stuttgard
  • University of the Applied Arts (Vienna)
  • University of Western Sydney (Australia)
  • WL Delft