Darryl Newport (Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development) is the Director of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute at the University of Suffolk, UK. He is adjunct Professor of Sustainable Materials Engineering at the University of East London. He has a wide research interest, working in a wide range of interdisciplinary areas including areas relating to Infrastructure, resource management and the Built Environment with a focus on renewable and zero carbon energy solutions. The overarching aim of his research is to develop practical decarbonised solutions which can be delivered rapidly to enable effective mitigation of climate change. He has been highly successful in his field winning national and International multi-million-pound grants in a range of projects including FP7, Horizon 2020, ERDF and InnovateUk. He is keen to develop collaborative opportunity with both internal and external academic colleagues and external agencies. This can be achieved through joint PhD Supervision, interdisciplinary funding application and exploitation of his links to the Business Community. This will enable swift and effective responses to current and future industry and societal challenges, improve collaboration between academic research and the business community, making sure that research outcome can be exploited for the benefit of Society.
Professor Newport is developing a number of living laboratory demonstrator solutions to enable research that will provide quantitative analytical models and tools in real-time to help governments, industry and the public make more informed decisions with respect to environmental sustainability. One example is the work he is doing with the University of Suffolk EcoHouse Demonstrator a collaborative, research facility that aims to demonstrate the regional capacity for the design, build and occupation of sustainable homes. The project will address two of the most pressing concerns that we face: climate change and the impact the construction industry has on quality low carbon affordable homes. The Facility will be used as a ‘living laboratory’ and demonstrator by the Institute and a range of third-party innovation partners. Adaptability is an important feature of the design, with space likely to be used by multiple researchers/ departments testing a variety of infrastructure, materials, methods and equipment.
The Suffolk Sustainability Institute will contribute to, and lead on, quality research, training, and innovation towards effective action on climate change, unsustainable use of resources and the environment.
Chapters in books:
Khalid, Muhammad Umar, Bashir, M. and Newport, D. 2017. Development of a Building Information Modelling (BIM)-Based Real-Time Data Integration System Using a Building Management System (BMS). in: Building Information Modelling, Building Performance, Design and Smart Construction. Springer International Publishing. pp. 93-104
Ayati, Bamdad, Shishkin, Andrei and Newport, D. 2016. Production of Clay Coated Lightweight Fill Materials From Air Pollution Control residues (APCR). in: International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2016 Proceedings. LSI Publishing, pp. 253-263
Shishkin, A., Aquedal, H., Goel, G., Peculevica, J., Newport, D. and Ozolins, J. 2020. Influence of waste glass in the foaming process of open cell porous ceramic as filtration media for industrial wastewater. Journal of Cleaner Production. 282 (Art. 124546). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124546
Ayati, B., Molineux, C., Newport, D., and Cheeseman, Christopher. 2018. Manufacture and performance of lightweight aggregate from waste drill cuttings. Journal of Cleaner Production. 208, pp. 252-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.134
Ayati, B., Ferrándiz-Mas, Veronica, Newport, D. and Cheeseman, Christopher. 2017. Use of clay in the manufacture of lightweight aggregate. Construction and Building Materials. 162, pp.124-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.018
Collier, Marcus J, Connop, S., Foley, Karen, Nedović-Budić, Zorica, Newport, D., Corcoran, Aoife, Crowe, Philip, Dunne, Louise, de Moel, Hans, Kampelmann, Stephan, McQuaid, Siobhán, Schwarz von Raumer, Hans-Georg, Slaev Aleksander, Stumpp, Eva-maria, Van den Abeele, Patrick and Vandergert, Paula. 2017. Urban transformation with TURAS open innovations; opportunities for transitioning through transdisciplinarity. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 22, pp. 57-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2017.04.005
Molineux, C., Gange, Alan C. and Newport, D. 2016. Using soil microbial inoculations to enhance substrate performance on extensive green roofs. Science of the Total Environment. 580, pp.846-856. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.031
Connop, S., Vandergert, P., Eisenberg, Collier, Marcus J., Nash, Caroline, Clough, Jack and Newport, D. 2016. Renaturing cities using a regionally-focussed biodiversity-led multifunctional benefits approach to urban green infrastructure. Environmental Science & Policy. 62 (Aug.), pp.99-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2016.01.013
Latif, Eshrar, Tucker, Simon, Ciupala, A., Wijeyesekera, Devapriva, Chitral, Newport, D. and Pruteanu, Marian 2016. Quasi steady state and dynamic hygrothermal performance of fibrous Hemp and Stone Wool insulations: Two innovative laboratory based investigations. Building and Environment. 95, pp.391-404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.10.006
Vandergert, P., Collier, Marcus, Kamplemann, Stephen and Newport, D. 2015. Blending adaptive governance and institutional theory to explore urban resilience and sustainability strategies in the Rome Metropolitan Area, Italy. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development.
Molineux, C., Newport, D., Ayati, Bamdad, Wang, Chuang, Connop, S. and Green, Jon E. 2015 Bauxite residue (Red mud) as a pulverised fuel ash substitute in the manufacture of lightweight aggregate. Journal of Cleaner Production. 112 (1), pp.401-408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.024
Nash, C, Clough, J., Gedge, D., Lindsay, R., Newport, D., Ciupala, A. and Connop, S. 2015. Initial insights on the biodiversity potential of biosolar roofs: A London Olympic Park green roof case study. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution; special issue “Integrating ecology into green roof research”. 62 (1-2), pp.74-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/15659801.2015.1045791
Molineaux, C., Gange, Alan C., Connop, S. and Newport, D. 2015. Using recycled aggregates in green roof substrates for plant diversity. Ecological Engineering. 82 (Sep.), pp.596-604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.05.036
Latif, Eshrar, Ciupala, A., Tucker, Simon, Wijeyesekera, Devapriva Chitral and Newport, D. 2015. Hygrothermal performance of wood-hemp insulation in timber frame wall panels with and without a vapour barrier. Building and Environment. 92, pp. 122-134.
Molineux, C., Gange, Alan, Connop, S. and Newport, D. 2015. Are microbial communities in green roof substrates comparable to those in post-industrial sites?- a preliminary study. Urban Ecosystems. 18 (4), pp.1245-1260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-015-0450-z
Latif, Eshrar, Tucker, Simon, Ciupala, A., Wijeyesekera, Devaprive Chitral and Newport, D. 2014. Hygric properties of hemp bio-insulations with differing compositions. Construction and Building Materials. 66, pp.702-711.
Collier, Marcus J., Nedović-Budić, Zorica, Aerts, Jeroen, Connop, S., Foley, Dermot, Foley, Karen, Newport, D., McQuaid, Siobhán, Slaev, Aleksander and Verburg, Peter 2013. Transitioning to resilience and sustainability in urban communities. Cities.
Vandergert, P., Jordan, S., Newport, D. and Sandland, S. 2020. Impact of Public Charging Infrastructure on the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in London. International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) 2019. University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK 11-12 Sep 2019 Springer International Publishing. pp.327-333. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44381-8_25
Taher, H., Elsharkawy, H. and Newport, D. 2019. The Influence of Urban Green Systems on the Urban Heat Island Effect in London. Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2019 Wales: Policy to Practice. Cardiff, Wales 24-25 Sep 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/329/1/012046
Latif, E, Rhydwen, G R, Wijeyesekera, D.Chitral, Tucker, Simon, Ciupala, A. and Newport, D. 2011. Thermal conductivity of building materials: an overview of its determination. Advances in Computing and Technology. University of East London, London Jan 2011 London University of East London, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering.
Latif, E., Wijeyesekera, D.Chitral, Newport, D. and Tucker, Simon 2010. Potential for research on hemp insulation in the UK construction sector. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 5th Annual Conference. University of East London, pp.143-150.
Project reports and other publications:
Clough, J. and Newport, D. 2017. Renfrew Close Rain gardens – Year two monitoring and project evaluation report, May 2017. University of East London.
Connop, S., Clough, J., Borland, T. and Newport, D. 2015. Water attenuation performance of the Museum of London green roof. University of East London.
Connop, S., Gedge, Dusty, Kadas, Gyongyver, Nash, Caroline, Owczareck, Kinga and Newport, D. 2013. TURAS green roof design guidelines: Maximising ecosystem service provision through regional design for biodiversity. London University of East London.