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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

  • “How to build a solar cooker” workshop held at Manchester Museum

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  • Professor Adisa Azapagic and SIS group win Making a Difference Award

    Professor Adisa Azapagic and the SIS Group win the Award for Outstanding Benefit to Society through Research for their work with CCaLC at the Making a Difference Awards.
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  • Professor Adisa Azapagic awarded an Honorary Doctorate

    Professor Adisa Azapagic has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania, for her contribution to Sustainable Engineering.
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  • The inconvenient truth about…convenience

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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.