Winners: Osaze Omoregbe (Images of Research) & Toyin Sanusi (Student presentations).

Runners Up: Pawel Nycz (Images of Research) & Donald Inns (Student presentations).

 

Fatma Seyma Keskin: Action required for embodied energy and carbon.

Embodied impacts of buildings occur during manufacturing, construction, maintenance and demolition and form up to about 20% of the total carbon footprint of a building. Besides that, buildings are the world’s largest energy consumers and polluters. So, embodied impacts, which are often overlooked in favour of reducing operating energy, are also unavoidable in realising genuinely Net-Zero goals. On the other hand, the increasing number of disasters are threatening buildings and result in an escalation of losses and environmental degradation. Therefore, my work focuses on the safety and sustainability of vulnerable buildings that provide an advantage by avoiding the emissions caused by the construction of new one via implementing structural interventions. These interventions are incorporated into the life cycle environmental assessment to reduce their embodied impacts further; that approach would help balance environmental impacts caused by buildings.

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Images of Research ERA Osaze Omoregbe

 

 

 

Osaze Omoregbe: Achieving a carbon-neutral society through the centralization of energy generation from fossil fuels.

Energy from fossil fuels currently constitutes the largest source of energy. However, this energy is accompanied by carbon dioxide (CO2) emission into the atmosphere resulting in global warming. Although there have been calls to abandon fossil fuels and adopt renewable and clean sources, the reality is that fossil fuels will still be important in the next few decades for energy generation. If the main emitters of CO2 (the energy companies) are instructed to integrate a CO2 conversion unit while other processes such as automobiles employ renewable energy, the amount of CO2 emission will be greatly reduced (centralization of fossil fuels usage). Accordingly, this research aims to study the factors that influence the efficiency of CO2 conversion into synthetic fuel (synfuel).

 

Pawel Nycz: Jedi in tunnel.

The image presents the condensation section of a high-temperature Sodium heat pipe in operation. The temperature on the surface is 500 C.

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