The UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-Based Construction Materials
The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials (ICEC-MCM) is funded by UKRI and EPSRC through the Strategic Priorities fund, established in 2018. The ICEC-MCM is a collaboration between 25 world-class investigators from a wide range of disciplines, including: biology, geology, soil science, environmental engineering, materials science, materials engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, construction management, information management, mathematics, accounting, finance, economics, policy, law and archaeology.
This multidisciplinary academic team is led by University College London, together with five other UK universities, Loughborough University, University of Leeds, Lancaster University, University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, and the British Geological Survey (BGS). We are supported by a network of more than 60 national and international partners from all sectors of the construction industry (clients, designers, contractors, suppliers, consultants), local and national government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other academics.
Together, we aim to develop the scientific and socio-economic understanding and technological basis for design and implementation of systems, processes and policy that will support the transition to a sustainable Circular Economy, particularly for built environment infrastructure, using case studies for mineral-based construction materials. The aims will be achieved through advanced training of 15 postdoctoral researchers and more than 20 doctoral students.