Prof. Peter Guthrie
Peter Guthrie is the first Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development in the UK, having held this post since 2000. His research is focused on the assessment of large-scale projects for sustainability, issues of sustainability in developing economies, and energy efficiency in buildings. As a Civil Engineer with geotechnical specialisation by background, Peter has worked in developing countries such as Nigeria, Lesotho, Sudan, Philippines, Ethiopia, South Africa and Botswana, including the construction and maintenance of labour based roads, the study of technical standards, waste management, and the potential of recycling construction materials.
Peter's experience also includes major infrastructure projects such as London 2012, Orange County Great Park (California), Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1), CrossRail, West Coast Mainline Route Modernisation, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester Airports, and the Eden Project Phase 4. He has advised on policy matters related to waste and environment in Russia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Romania, and Portugal.
As a Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge, Professor Guthrie supervises PhD research on sustainable development in international development, looking at stakeholder engagement, decision-making in infrastructure, disaster recovery and resilience, and the role of international consultants.
Roberta Mutschler (B. Eng M.Sc) is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on sustainable building materials for developing countries and the hygrothermal performance of solid wall insulations in the UK. Also, she recently joined the team of the Smart Villages Initiative to tackle challenges of village energy access for development in South America. Originally from Chile, Roberta graduated in Industrial Civil Engineering from Diego Portales University in 2011. Right after her graduation she worked two years, first in a mining project as Project Engineer at MOSAQ Consultants, and later as Commercial Assistant Manager at Induelectro, a company of electrical solutions. After the experience in industry, she moved to England to continue with her studies. In 2014, Roberta completed a MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering at the University of Nottingham, UK. In 2015, Roberta Joined the University of Cambridge, which is now her current job.
Dr Heather Cruickshank and Dr Arman Hashemi
Dr Heather Cruickshank and Dr Arman Hashemi were involved in the project until late September 2015. Heather was co-founder of the Centre for Sustainable Development at University of Cambridge Department of Engineering and University Lecturer in sustainable development. As a Chartered civil engineer, she also has experience working for 10-years in UK industry and also working for NGOs on international development projects and emergency assistance. Arman is an Iranian architect with several years of experience in research , teaching and practice in Iran and in the UK. He graduated from the University of Tehran in 2002 with an MSc in Architecture and completed his PhD in 2009 at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff University, UK. During the last few years, Dr Hashemi has been involved in research and teaching in architecture, construction technology and energy efficiency in buildings.