Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group

Bringing together research in the general area of organic geochemistry

The Group, housed in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, is also part of the Centre for Chemical Sciences. It was set up by Steve Rowland in 1989, to coordinate the interests of those in Plymouth involved in the general area of organic geochemistry research. We have strong links with national and international laboratories (please see our detailed international page).

The Group is comprised of six members of academic staff (two Professors, a Reader, a Senior Lecturer and two lecturers), a Research Professor, a Senior Technician, four Research Fellows and two PhD students.

Picture: The Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group, October 2016 (Absent are Sabine Lengger, Hayley Manners and Jim Readman).

Our major areas of research

  • Characterisation and geochemical fate of highly branched isoprenoids (HBIs).
  • Characterisation of unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons.
  • Environmental toxicology of petroleum hydrocarbons.

  • Fate of pharmaceuticals in the environment.
  • Fate and effect of plastics in the environment.
  • Characterisation and reactivity of organic nitrogen compounds.

Further information about us

 

Academics and technicians

 
 

Group photograph archive

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Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group 2013
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Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group 2011
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Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group 2008
<p>Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group 2004<br></p>
Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group 2004