Professor Karl Williams

Director Centre for Waste ManagementSchool of Engineering and Computing

Karl has seen his career evolve from heavy industry into environmental solutions for waste and resource management. He has extensive experience of a range of technologies associated with resource recovery. As a Chartered Waste Manager, he has detailed knowledge of the technical, legislative and financial implications of converting waste into valuable commodities. A Charted Engineer for over 25 years he has developed bespoke technical solutions for a range of materials. He has lead research projects in the following areas: life cycle thinking; environmental, economic and cultural barriers to waste management, waste strategies and social attitudes to resource management.