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Marcelle is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has a particular interest in sustainability and life cycle impacts. Her research enables her to work with engineers to determine the environmental impact of different systems, with particular regard to renewable energy production.

Research interests

Marcelle's current research interests include investigating the life cycle environmental impact of various products and systems, primarily related to renewable energy and products. Detailed assessment of the environmental impact of these systems is required in order to ensure we are making the best, most effective use of the resources we have.

Specifically, she is interested in the use of Life Cycle Assessment to determine the impact of various micro energy generating systems, the production and use of bioenergy, carbon capture and the production of renewable materials.

Marcelle is involved with a number of research consortia, which effectively enable her to pursue her research interests.

Marcelle's other research interests include process and product improvement through the use of LCA within industry. She aims to use her research collaborations to further her LCA and sustainable energy research, and to enable her to identify the least environmentally damaging mechanisms to replace our current reliance on fossil fuels.

Research areas

Sustainable Energy Research Team

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Projects 2009 2022

IAA- Woolly Shepherd

McManus, M.


Project: Research council

Supergen Bioenergy Hub

McManus, M.


Project: Research council

3D printers
Intelligent materials
Climate change

Research Output 1998 2019

economic analysis
life cycle
environmental impact
agricultural technology
9 Citations (Scopus)

Collected marine litter - A growing waste challenge

Schneider, F., Parsons, S., Clift, S., Stolte, A. & McManus, M., 1 Mar 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 128, p. 162-174

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
waste treatment
Waste treatment
Geographical distribution
systematic review


An assessment of UK bioenergy production, resource availability, biomass gasification and life cycle impacts

Author: Adams, P., 1 May 2011

Supervisor: McManus, M. (Supervisor) & Hammond, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


An Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems Leading to a Pathway for a Low Carbon Economy

Author: Kelly, K., 15 Dec 2013

Supervisor: McManus, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Biogas Production and the Bioenergy Potential within the South West of England

Author: Mezzullo, W., 1 Jul 2010

Supervisor: McManus, M. (Supervisor) & Hammond, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Asset Management decision support tools: A conceptual approach for managing their performance

Author: Lattanzio, S., 24 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Newnes, L. (Supervisor), McManus, M. (Supervisor) & Dunkley, D. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD