Dr Laurie Wright joined Solent University in September 2013 - he is a senior lecturer and oversees the School research strategy as Strategic Lead for Research. Previously, he was a teaching fellow in carbon management at the University of Southampton. He is co-chair of the American Center for Life Assessment (ACLCA) Education Committee, and a member of the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI).
Laurie's expertise concerns the sustainability of industry environment interactions by understanding flows of materials and energy, and their resulting impacts. He is particularly interested in investigating and reducing environmental impacts from the maritime industry and in the marine environment. He has a track record of appointments to service on external bodies, on the scientific and organisational committees of several international conferences, and as a scientific adviser to a number of national and international working groups.
Laurie contributes to a number of courses with a particular focus on sustainable management and leadership, resource management, and life cycle thinking.
Laurie's research focuses on the sustainability of industry environment interactions, particularly in marine and maritime.
Current and recent projects address practical issues, such as:
Laurie is a regular reviewer for a range of peer-reviewed journals.
Laurie has contributed to a number of publications in the field of sustainability.
For a full list of Laurie's publications, see Google Scholar Citations
Laurie is current working on the Port Energy and Carbon Savings (PECS) and Implementation of Ship Hybridisation (ISHY) research projects.
The PECS project is an international cooperative project, funded by the Interreg 2 Seas Program, involving knowledge institutions, port authorities, industry and public authorities. The project is developing and testing tools and technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of SME ports and marinas through energy savings.
The ISHY project is an international collaboration funded by the Interreg 2 Seas Program that has been awarded almost €16 million to look at the options for green technology in the maritime industry. The project aims to test and validate a number of technical tools and business models for the implementation of hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technologies in ships and ports.
2014 - C40 Cities Climate Leadership Award for Carbon Measurement and Planning, Member of Steering Group that developed BSI PAS 2070