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MRes in Affordability, Housing Markets and Private Renting
In this theme we address the big economic issues manifested in the housing market and the way these impact on social outcomes at national, regional and local levels. Booming housing markets...Read more
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The subject of Geomaterials is very broad, and reaches into many other topics that are investigated at the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering. Our research seeks to understand rocks – and related...Read more
Heriot-Watt University has an active and growing capacity in Applied Geoscience which sits alongside and complements its Petroleum Engineering capabilities and research. At present, the main...Read more
MRes in Housing Design, Development and Regeneration
The Housing Design, Development and Regeneration research theme deals with the processes and outcomes of development in both urban and rural settings. There is a particular focus on affordable...Read more
The Flow Assurance and Scale Team (FAST) is a group of over 25 academics, researchers, research students, technicians and support staff, based mainly at Heriot-Watt University and also at the...Read more
Research interests focus on the economics of property markets and investment but also assess the implications for government policy. Particular interests can be broadly classified as the spatial...Read more
MRes in Housing Policy, Housing Management and Governance
Much of our research under this theme relates to the management of social housing and focuses on social landlord operational functions such as housing allocations, rent collection and the management...Read more
Current areas of interest includes: Accounting for Health and Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity, Employment Relations and Organizational Misbehaviour, Impact of Organizational Change on Wellbeing,...Read more
Gas hydrates are crystalline compounds that can form when water or ice and suitably sized molecules are brought together under favourable conditions, usually at low temperatures and elevated pressures. ...Read more
The Nanosafety Research Group is a multi-disciplinary research group that conducts work to assess the potential human and environmental effects of nanomaterials, encompassing human and environmental...Read more
A sound reputation has been established within the oil and gas industry for the delivery of quality, focused research, which is reflected by the large number of companies that regularly offer...Read more
The Reservoir Geophysics group specialises in studies which integrate reservoir engineering and time-lapsed seismic data. Our particular focus is monitoring of producing hydrocarbon reservoirs...Read more
The Railway Research is led by Professor Peter Woodward who has been involved in rail track developments for over a decade. Peter and his team investigate the main issues for modern rail networks...Read more
Globally important Grand Challenges such as sustainability, environmental limits, social inclusion and wellbeing are not merely technical problems. These challenges place engineering in contact...Read more
Yeast physiology with a distinct molecular biological basis is a major research area within Life Sciences and the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD). Many projects relate...Read more
Members of staff who work within this research theme address issues of spatial planning and urban design, as well as linked issues of urban governance. They provide teaching, training, research...Read more
The group has particular interests in applied Quaternary geology and geomorphology, especially with reference to coastal and estuarine management. We are also interested in the applications...Read more
There has been a growth in interest in comparative housing and urban research over the past 20 years. In part this reflects the growing influence of supranational forms of governance, such as...Read more
Research in textile science and technology has developed to reflect the expansion of the technical textiles discipline, while still maintaining activity in important traditional textiles. ...Read more