MA, PhD, FRSA, FIMMM
Fellow, College Lecturer, and Director of Studies
- Fellow A
- President of the SCR
- Praelector (joint)
- Director of Studies , Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering (Admissions, IIA (Michaelmas 2019 and Lent 2020))
- Wine Steward
- Deputy Head of Engineering Department (Teaching)
- University Senior Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 332627
Dr Claire Barlow is a sustainability and materials engineer, with a particular interest in the end-of-life of products, their re-use and recycling.
Undergraduate and PhD (Cambridge University, Department of Materials Science, Girton College). Senior Member at Newnham College since 1980.
I work on materials engineering and am particularly interested in how we can reduce the environmental impact of the way we use materials, looking at their whole lifecycle.
For example, the choice of material for food packaging influences the storage life of the food, but in general the better packaging is at preserving food, the higher its environmental impact. The problems are complex and inter-related, and optimal solutions may not be obvious.