Higher Degrees Awarded

Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group (PEGG)

This page itemises the higher degrees (PhD, MPhil and MSc) obtained by students working in the Group.

2016
Lukas Smik
Development of biomarker-based proxies for paleo sea-ice reconstructions 

2015
Michael J. Wilde
On the bicyclic acids of petroleum

2014
Charlotte Cree
Distributions of glycine betaine and the methylamines in coastal waters: Analytical developments and a seasonal study

Alba Navarro Rodríguez
Reconstruction of recent and palaeo sea ice conditions in the Barrents Sea

2013
Charlotte Alexander
Regional variation in marine mammal diet determined using highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) diatom biomarkers

Patricia Cabedo Sanz
Identification of variability in sub-Arctic sea ice conditions during the Younger Dryas and Holocene

David Jones
Synthesis, fractionation, characterisation and toxicity of naphthenic acids from complex mixtures

Ashleigh Ringrose
Temporal and vertical distributions of IP25 and other lipid biomarkers in sea ice from Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada

2011
Thomas A. Brown
Production and preservation of the Arctic sea ice diatom biomarker IP25

2008
Max Frenzel
Persistence, bioremediation and fate of unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs) of hydrocarbons in the environment

2007
Clare H. Redshaw
The transport and fate of fluoxetine hydrochloride, diazepam and their human metabolites in sewage sludge-amended soil 

Alan G. Scarlett
Effect-directed analysis of toxicants in unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs) of hydrocarbons from biodegraded crude oils

Charles E. West
The photooxidation of diazepam and its human metabolites in water

2006
Phillippa K. Curtis-Jackson
Characterisation of algal derived organic nitrogen

Benjamin E. Smith
Naphthenic acids: Synthesis, characterisation and factors influencing environmental fate

2004
Andrew M. Booth
Biodegradation, water solubility and characterisation studies of unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs) of aromatic hydrocarbons

2003
Guillaume G. Massé
Highly branched isoprenoid alkenes from diatoms: A biosynthetic and life cycle investigation

Paul J. McCormack
The characterization of oilfield chemicals by electrospray ionization multi-stage mass spectrometry (ESI-MSn)

2002
W. Guy Allard
Sources and structures of commonly occurring highly branched isoprenoid alkenes

Emma L. Smith
Unresolved complex mixtures of aromatic hydrocarbons in the marine environment: Toxicity, solubility and photodegradation

2001
Malcolm J. Hetheridge
An evaluation of the environmental fate of reactive dyes

Helen F. Sturt
Molecular characterisation of fluidised catalytic cracker feedstocks using ruthenium tetroxide oxidation: A study of model hydrocarbons

2000
Timothy W. Fileman
The transport and fate of organic contaminants in estuarine and coastal systems

Paul A. Sutton
The quantitative isolation of 'insoluble organic matter' (IOM) from sediments and bacteria, and its attempted dissolution using the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride-aluminium (III) chloride

1999
Lesley A. Johns
Structural characterisation and the diagenetic pathways of C25 highly branched isoprenoid hydrocarbons

Stewart J. Niven
The origins and occurrence of estrogenic A-ring aromatic steroids in U.K. sewage treatment works effluents

Andrew O. Tyler
The distribution and reactivity of organochlorines in estuaries

1998
Michael C. Cooper
Laminated sediments of Loch Ness, Scotland: Indicators of Holocene environmental change

1997
Emma J. Wraige
Studies of the synthesis, environmental occurrence and toxicity of unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs) of hydrocarbons

1995
David A. Cooke
Structural characterisation of highly branched isoprenoid alkenes from sediment and algae

David J. Heath
Characterisation of waxy gas-condensates by high temperature capillary gas chromatography and oxidative degradation

K.V. Thomas
Characterisation and environmental effects of unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons

1994
Lulwa N. Ali
The dissolution and photodegradation of Kuwait crude oil in seawater

Warren G. Pretorius
Development of improved methods for the analysis of metalloporphyrins in coals, sediments and oils

1993
Alexander W. Kim
Construction and validation of a GC-ICP-MS instrument for the analysis of organometals and other trace element species

1992
Simon J. Hird
Origins and short-term sedimentary fate of globally distributed biological marker hydrocarbons

Andrew T. Revill
Characterisation of unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons by degradative methods

1989
Mark A. Gough
Characterisation of unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons

1987
John N. Robson
Synthetic and biodegradation studies of some sedimentary isoprenoid hydrocarbons