Professor Peter Guthrie

Director of Research in Sustainable Development at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Director of Research in Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering
Vice President, Royal Academy of Engineering

Peter Guthrie is responsible for the establishment of the Department of Engineering Centre for Sustainable Development which provides a focal point for research and teaching in engineering for sustainable development, seeking to address the pressing issues that face engineers in responding to the increasing demands being made in this area. The Centre has grown out of support provided by the Royal Academy of Engineering, EPSRC, Land Securities plc and The Dickerson Group of companies .

Research is centred on the inclusion of sustainable development in the process of assessment and decision making in mining, construction, and large scale development; on the application of sustainable development principles to developing countries including countries post conflict; on the use of non traditional materials including waste as useable construction materials for housing, roads and structures.

Cambridge Environmental Initiatives

  • 23 March 2021, 5pm

    David Cleevely Annual Lecture: Professor Dame Angela McLean

    The inaugural lecture of the CSaP Annual Cleevely Lecture Series was delivered online by Professor Dame Angela McLean, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA), Ministry of Defence.

  • 14 April 2015, 6pm

    The role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making

    To commemorate 50 years since the death of Churchill and 75 years since he became Prime Minister, the Centre for Science and Policy and Churchill College are jointly organising a distinguished panel discussion to discuss the role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making.