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About SERC

The Sustainable Environment Research Centre undertakes national and world-leading research into waste treatment and the sustainable production of energy from waste and grown biomass. 

It brings together leaders from biology, engineering, chemistry, and physics in a single academic team combining their resources and skills in order to address major energy and environmental R&D challenges.

Key research themes

  • Anaerobic Digestion Research
  • Analytical Technology
  • Biopolymers R&D
  • Biological Fuel Cells and Microbial Electolysis
  • Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production
  • Hydrogen Energy Storage and Hydrogen Systems
  • Hydrogen Vehicles and Refuelling Infrastructure
  • Hydrogen Storage and Materials Science
  • Modelling and Control
  • Wastewater Treatment Research Unit

Team members have experience in operating lab scale, pilot scale and full-scale biological process plants, and have participated in a number of large national and international collaborative projects, both Research Council and EU funded.

SERC has already established itself as one of the most forward-looking institutions in Europe by achieving large grants for research projects in many key areas.

SERC has laboratory facilities at Glyntaff and Baglan and works with partners and institutions from across the world. 

We welcome UK and international applications for postgraduate research, such as PhD and Masters by Research, in one of our areas of expertise. 

Contact us

Professor Alan Guwy
Head of SERC

Emma Blow
Project Co-ordinator
[email protected]

Llinos Spargo
Graduate School - postgraduate research enquiries

SERC Laboratories
George Knox Building
Upper Glyntaff
CF37 4BD

Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion
University of South Wales
CF37 1DL
Tel: +44 (0)1443 483 688
[email protected]

Hydrogen Centre
Baglan Energy Park
Port Talbot
SA12 7AX
Tel: +44 (0)1639 814 510

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