Rick Lupton

Rick Lupton CEng MIMechE AFHEA

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

University of Bath


I joined the University of Bath as a Lecturer in January 2019. I previously worked with the Use Less Group at the University of Cambridge, where I built tools to let us map the way resources and materials are used throughout society, despite the limited statistics we have available. This is important because making just five key materials – steel, cement, paper and aluminium – dominate carbon emissions from industry and account for 20% of all global emissions from energy use and industrial processes. My research interests include the application of Bayesian inference to these types of problems, and interactive visualisation of the results.

For my PhD (at the University of Cambridge), I worked on modelling tools for simulating the dynamics of floating offshore wind turbines. I previously worked for renewable energy consultants Garrad Hassan on modelling wind turbines.


  • Bayesian inference
  • Industrial carbon emissions
  • Data visualisation
  • Floating wind turbine


  • PhD in Engineering, 2015

    Cambridge University

  • MEng in Engineering, 2009

    Cambridge University


Visualising Resource Efficiency: Energy-Intensive Industry in Poland. 2018.

Incremental Material Flow Analysis with Bayesian Inference. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2017.


Hybrid Sankey Diagrams: Visual Analysis of Multidimensional Data for Understanding Resource Use. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2017.