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UOG - The University of Glamorgan


About the University ( – With close to 100 years of experience in higher education, the University has played a significant role in the economic, social and cultural advancement of Wales. The talents of many generations of staff have enabled us to develop into a thriving, modern University with a reputation for excellent learning and teaching, a growing recognition for international research excellence, first class facilities and outstanding student support. At Glamorgan, we are proud of our growing reputation as a provider of quality higher education, best illustrated by an excellent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Institutional Review in November 2008 and impressive outcomes from the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are undergoing a £130 million capital programme, including ATRiuM – our landmark campus at the heart of Cardiff city centre, new state-of-the-art science laboratories at Glyntaff and a new iconic Students’ Union building at Treforest. Renowned for its friendly community and supportive atmosphere, Glamorgan continues to grow and attracts more than 21,000 students to its campuses in South Wales and delivery points across the globe.

About the Engineering Research Centre ( - The Centre specialises in all aspects of Engineering research but in particular; combustion and heat transfer, condition monitoring and advanced control and optimisation. Collaboration with industry is extensive with companies such as GDF Suez, Doosan Power Systems, EON, Tata Steel, and we are currently involved in a number of FP7 funded projects. The Centre has the following objectives; (i) to undertake high quality engineering research and provide trained engineers to meet the needs of industry; (ii) to enhance the standing of the University of Glamorgan both nationally and internationally.

About the Sustainable Energy Research Centre ( is a groundbreaking research centre bringing together leaders from biology, engineering, chemistry, and physics united in a single academic team combining their resources and skills in order to meet the energy security and environmental challenges of the new millennium. By dissolving the boundaries between disparate academic divisions, SERC has already established itself as one of the most forward-looking institutions in Europe by achieving large grants in many key areas. SERC also hosts the Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion ( ) which has been providing support and technical services to the AD industry, industry stakeholders, policy developers and regulators. Our aims are to facilitate the development of a robust anaerobic digestion infrastructure within Wales, to foster innovative solutions that maximise the environmental and economic benefits of the process and products, and to encourage long term growth of the industry. The Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion is based in the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) at the University of Glamorgan in South Wales. The Centre is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Welsh Government (WG) and the University of Glamorgan. This website should be considered as a first port of call for AD information. The site will evolve and be updated over time and we will be keeping you up to date with developments in the AD industry in Wales and the UK as they happen. If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the AD Centre directly.

Dr. Alex Chong
Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Engineering, Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan, Treforest, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, South Wales, UK

Telephone number:
+44 (0) 1443 482371

Fax number:
+44 (0) 1443 482158


This project is supported by the European Commission
under the Research for SME associations Theme
of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and
Technological Development

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