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Engineering and the Environment
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Prof. Ian Williams BSc PGCE PhD CChem MRSC MCIWM FHEA

Professor, Associate Dean of Enterprise

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Prof. Ian Williams is Professor within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Ian Williams is the Head of the Centre for Environmental Sciences. He specialises in environmental pollution and resource management. Ian has published two books (link to http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471489425,descCd-description.html) and over 110 peer-reviewed papers on waste and environmental issues, as well as over 100 commercial project reports.

Ian has received recent awards for his research and educational activities, including:


Ian obtained his first degree in Chemistry from the University of Surrey in 1988 and a PhD in Public Attitudes to Air Pollution from Road Traffic from Middlesex University in 1995. He has been a lecturer at Middlesex University (1989-2000), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan, 2000-2004) and the University of Southampton (UoS, 2005-present). He was the founder and Head of the Centre for Waste Management at the UCLan. He has appeared numerous times on broadcast media, including on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth and Channel 4’s The World’s Weirdest Weather.

Ian is a fanatical fan of "the Scarlets" rugby team and coaches a tag-rugby team. Ian used to run half- and full marathons, but nowadays is an enthusiastic, if rather unfit, jogger!

 

 

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Professor Williams’ work at Southampton has focused on waste and carbon issues. Current and recent projects address practical issues, such as how to:

  • Move from traditional linear to innovative closed-loop resource flows in industry;
  • Enable better management of critical raw materials and electronic/electrical wastes;
  • Prevent waste and enable reuse and recycling in households
  • Improve resource use, business performance and environmental compliance in small- and medium-sized enterprises;
  • Improve the management of carbon emitted from cities, the waste and shipping industries, and higher education.

Ian regularly reviews academic papers for a range of peer-reviewed journals and is Associate Editor of Waste Management.

Research group(s)

Centre for Environmental Sciences

Research project(s)

Zero waste in industrial networks – the ZeroWIN Project

The ZeroWIN-project will examine and develop new and innovative approaches and effective strategies for the prevention of waste in industries and industrial symbiosis, using the waste from one industry as a raw material for another.

Closed-loop resource use in valuable electronic products: innovative recovery and recycling of mobile phones - Dormant

This project was sponsored by Nokia to investigate innovative takeback, reuse and recycling of high volume, resource-rich portable electronic devices. Using mobile phones as a case study, the study assessed the use and disposal of mobile phones among young people, innovative collection hubs for end-of-life phones and their resource value.

Bio Energy Technology Assessment - Environmental Burden Minimisation (BETA-EBM)

Promoting corporate environmental improvement and sustainable investment

The Clear INFO Project

Technologies for bioprocessing organic urban wastes

Strategies and Technologies for Sustainable Urban Waste Management: Project 3

Reuse and recycling of bulky wastes

This EPSRC-funded project formed part of the Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) Waste Consortium (GR/S79626/01).

Sustainable resource management in households

This ongoing work includes research projects that focus on the development of infrastructure, service provision and improving public participation, including: civic amenity sites; waste management in medium-and high-density housing; carbon footprinting of recyclable materials; evaluating new recycling services; and collection of biodegradable waste.

Improving recycling in high-density housing

This EPSRC-funded project formed part of the Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) Waste Consortium (GR/S79626/01).

Improving the environmental performance of business and industry

This EPSRC-funded project formed part of the Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) Waste Consortium.

Centre for Sustainable Travel Choices

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Code Title Role
ENVS6002  RESEARCH PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Lecturer
ENVS6019  Contemporary Global Env Issues Lecturer
ENVS1006  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS Lecturer
ENVS1007  ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS Lecturer
ENVS100X  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS Lecturer
ENVS2007  ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Coordinator
ENVS3012  COMMUNICATING SCIENCE Lecturer
ENVS6006  ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Coordinator
ENVS6009  ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECT Lecturer
ENVS6023  AIR QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Coordinator
ENVS6025  SYSTEMS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT Coordinator
ENVS6018  TECHNIQUES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHERS Lecturer
ENVS6018  TECHNIQUES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHERS__ Lecturer

Prof. Ian Williams
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 7/5029

Telephone: (023) 8059 8755
Facsimile: (023) 8067 7519
Email: I.D.Williams@soton.ac.uk

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