Professor Rick Greenough

Job: Professor of Energy Systems

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 207 8714




Research group affiliations

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)

Publications and outputs 

Click here for a full listing of Rick Greenough's publications and outputs. 

Research interests/expertise

Industrial sustainability, low carbon manufacturing, energy efficient manufacturing.

Areas of teaching

Renewable Energy Technology

Industrial Sustainability


PhD Advanced Manufacturing

MSc Industrial Robotics and Manufacturing Automation

BA (Oxon) Engineering Science

Courses taught

ENGD2033 Near Zero Emissions Technologies

ENGD5220 Low Impact Manufacturing

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of IET

Member of Energy Institute

Conference attendance

  • Benedettini, O., Baines, T.S., Lightfoot, H.W. and Greenough, R.M. (2008), ‘State-Of-The-Art In Integrated Vehicle Health Management’, In: Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Production and Operations Management (POM Tokyo 2008), 5th-8th August 2008, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Greenough RM. (2009), ‘Manufacturing As If The World Matters’, In: O’Donnell, G.E and Kelly, K. (eds), Proceedings of the 26th International Manufacturing Conference IMC-26, 2nd – 4th September 2009, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, pp. 33-40. ISBN: 978-0-9562303-8-6.
  • Ball, P.D., Despeisse, M., Evans, S., Greenough, R.M., Hope, S.B., Kerrigan, R., Levers, A., Lunt, P., Oates, M.R., Quincey, R., Shao, L., Waltniel, T., Wheatley, C. and Wright, A.J. (2011), ‘Modelling Energy Flows Across Buildings, Facilities and Manufacturing Operations’, In: Young, P. and Geraghty, J. (eds), Proceedings of the 28th International Manufacturing Conference IMC-28, 30th August – 1st  September 2011, Dublin City University, Ireland.
  • Oates, M.R., Wright, A., Greenough, R.M. and Shao, L. (2011), Understanding Resource Flows in a Factory Environment – a Graphical Approach, In: Bartolo, H. et al. (eds). Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, SIM2011, 29th June – 1st July, Leiria, Portugal, pp. 95-102.

Externally funded research grants information

The Carbon Game, EPSRC, Partnerships for Public Engagement, PI




Professional esteem indicators

Rick was asked to review a proposal for a Royal Academy of Engineering public engagement grant under the RAE ‘Ingenious’ scheme. Proposal was entitled: ‘Renewable energy in SCI-FUN, the Scottish Science and Technology Roadshow’.


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