Mission

TISED's mission is to produce innovative engineering and design solutions and intellectual capacity that enables us to protect and nurture Earth and its’ inhabitants to meet the needs of current and future generations.

2016-2017 Themes

Sustainable Industrial Processes & Manufacturing

Aimed at minimising natural resources and energy consumption; and reducing or eliminating generation of waste and pollution in industrial operations. This includes research on manufacturing and industry, materials and nanotechnology, energy and water with particular emphasis on prospective or consequential life cycle assessments of products and processes, development of new materials, products and/or production systems that lead to significant reductions in societal energy use, resource use, and environmental impacts. 

 

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Focused on generation of low/no carbon energy generation and its distribution; storage and carrier systems; energy technology assessment and systems analysis for sustainable energy supply and use; and multi-scale analysis of energy-efficient urban and industrial systems. This includes research in the areas of energy, water, materials and nanotechnology.

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Infrastructure & Urban Development

investigates how infrastructure, such as buildings, public spaces, roads, bridges, transportation vehicles, water supply, waste disposal and other systems help cities function in a resilient manner with minimal adverse environmental impacts and resource depletion. Research areas includes transportation, urban planning, urban infrastructure and water.


 

 

 

 

Goals

Our overarching goals are:

  • To catalyze interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research that provides solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.
  • To inform and advance policies in support of governments, industry and other organizations, to advance development, particularly as relating to engineered and designed systems.
  • To educate current and future generations of engineers, urban planners and architects to be leaders in sustainability in their professions.
  • To create and participate in forums for sustainability through inspired critical thinking and action by engaging university community, decision-makers and the public.