Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


1 Feb 2017

Leading Loughborough academic appears on House of Commons Select Committee

A leading Loughborough University academic made a parliamentary appearance today on the Select Committee for Science and Technology.

Shahin Rahimifard, Professor of Sustainable Engineering at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering and Director of SMART (Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies), presented evidence to the Science and Technology Committee’s ‘My Science Inquiry’, asking ‘Is Net-Positive Manufacturing a realistic goal?’

His full written submission, which explores how to minimise the negative impacts of manufacturing, and how it can be restructured to be more sustainable, can be read here.

The inquiry was established as an open opportunity for the general public and science communities to put forward ideas for science and technology inquiries to the Committee. As well as receiving written proposals, ideas were sourced via one minute Twitter videos submitted using the hashtag #MyScienceInquiry.

Read more about the Science and Technology Committee and My Science Inquiry here.