Deputy Course Director, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dr Dai Morgan is the Deputy Course Director for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, based in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He was previously a Research Associate at the Institute of Manufacturing, where he was Lead Researcher in the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability, and led the research activity on Configurations for Sustainable Industrial Systems, helping coordinate the Sustainability Assessment and Knowledge Exchange project, and providing support on the Performance Variation project.
Dai joined the IfM in 2003 as part of the MET programme, completing his studies and graduating in 2005. Following this he undertook a PhD examining alternate methods of processing difficult to handle polymer waste. The project investigated the processing of thermally sensitive and mixed materials into a potentially useful form, and identifying possible applications for the resultant materials. During this time he developed a broader interest in sustainability and how industry might move towards fundamentally more sustainable means of manufacturing.
In 2008 Dai became involved in the development of a paper "Towards a sustainable industrial system - with recommendations for education, research, industry and policy" which was launched in September 2009. For the following two years he provided project support across a number of functions working as an embedded researcher at the IfM. This included collaborations with UKTI and reporting on EPSRC sponsored workshops in Japan and the UK. After completing a short research contract at the IfM, again working on sustainability related issues, he joined the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability as a lead researcher.