Professor Paul Worsfold
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Professor Paul Worsfold

Emeritus Professor

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Head of the Biogeochemistry and Environmental Analytical Chemistry (BEACh) Research Group

Member of the Biogeochemistry Research Centre (BGC) 

Qualifications

 

1972-1976         BSc Hons Chemistry & Management, Loughborough University of Technology
1974                 Industrial Experience, Akzo Chemie, The Netherlands
1975                 Industrial Experience, AEG-Telefunken, Germany
1976                 Diploma in Industrial Studies, Loughborough University of Technology
1976-1978         MSc in Analytical Chemistry, University of Toronto
1978-1980         PhD in Analytical Chemistry, University of Toronto
1980-1981         Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, Technical University of Denmark
1981-1983         Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, Sheffield City Polytechnic
1983              Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), Chartered Chemist (CChem)
1984-1989         New Blood Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, University of Hull
1986-1999         Contributing Editor & Editorial Board Member, Trends in Analytical Chemistry (Elsevier)
1987-                Associate Member, IUPAC Commission V.1
1989                 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
1989-1991         Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member, Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier)
1989-1990         Senior Lecturer, University of Hull
1990                 SAC Silver Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry
1990                 Professor of Analytical Science, University of Plymouth
1990-1995         Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (Academic Press)
1991-                Journal Editor of Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier Science Publishers)
1992                 H.E. Armstrong Endowed Lectureship, Society of Chemical Industry
1993-1996         Journal Editorial Board of Measurement Science and Technology (Institute of Physics)
1996-2005         Director, Plymouth Environmental Research Centre (PERC), University of Plymouth.
1997-                Honorary Research Associate, BBSRC Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER)
1997                 C.B. Huggins Endowed Lectureship, Acadia University, Canada
1998                 IUPAC Fellow
1998                 DSc Loughborough University
2000                                  Theophilus Redwood Endowed Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry
2000-2009         Member of EPSRC Peer Review College
2000-2004         Editor of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (2nd Ed.), (Elsevier Science Publishers)
2000-2006         Member of Governing Body, BBSRC Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
2002-                International Advisory Board, Journal of Flow Injection Analysis (Japanese Chem. Soc.)
2003-2004         Associate Head (Research), SEOES, University of Plymouth
2003-2004         President Elect, Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2004-                Journal International Advisory Board of Environmental Chemistry (CSIRO, Australia)
2004-                Member, Environment Agency Scientific Advisory Panel
2004-2006         President, Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2004-2006         Chair of Trustees, Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund
2004-2006         Trustee, Analytical Methods Trust
2006-                Foreign Guest Member, Discussion Group for Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
2006-2007         Immediate Past President, Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2006-2010         RSC AD Representative, Division of Analytical Chemistry, The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences
2006-2010         Journal Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
2008-2010         Steering Group Member, Division of Analytical Chemistry, The European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS)
2008                 Japanese Association for Flow Injection Analysis Honour Award
2009                 Member of NERC Technologies Reviewer Pool
2011-2013         Chair, Division of Analytical Chemistry, The European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS)
2011-                Member, International Advisory Board, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Springer)
2012                 Member, NERC Peer Review College

 

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Roles on external bodies

REPRESENTATION ON NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BODIES

1986-1998    Contributing Editor, Trends in Analytical Chemistry (Elsevier Science Publishers).

1987-           Associate Member, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Division, Commission on General Aspects of Analytical Chemistry (V.1).

1989-1991    Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member, Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier Science Publishers).

1990-1995    Senior Editor, Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (published in 1995 by Academic Press).

1991-           Editor, Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier Science Publishers).

1993-1996    Editorial Board Member, Measurement Science and Technology (Institute of Physics Journal).

1996-2001    Member of Scientific Committee, Training and Mobility of Researchers, EUCON Environmental Analytical Chemistry.

1996-2010    Honorary Research Associate, BBSRC Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER).

2000-2004    Senior Editor, Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (second edition, published in 2004 by Elsevier Science Publishers).

2000            SCOR Working Group 109, Iron Certification Sub-Committee, Convenor.

2000-2006    Member, EPSRC Electoral College

2000-2006    Member of Governing Body, BBSRC Institute for Grassland and Environmental Research

2002-           International Advisory Board, Journal of Flow Injection Analysis (Japanese Chemical Society) http://aitech.ac.jp/~jafia/english/index.html

2003-2006    Steering Group Member, South West Marine Forum http://www.mba.ac.uk/swmsf/SWMSF.php

2004-           International Advisory Board, Environmental Chemistry (CSIRO, Australia)

                   http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/188.htm

2004-2007    Member, Environment Agency Scientific Advisory Panel

2005            Member, EPSRC Chemistry Panel Meeting

2006            Foreign Guest Member, Discussion Group for Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry

2006-           Journal Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (Taylor and Francis) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/geac

2008-           Steering Group Member, Division of Analytical Chemistry, The European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS-DAC) http://www.euchems.eu/divisions/analytical-chemistry.html

2009            Member, Quality Peer Review Group, University of Limerick

2009            Member, NERC Pool of Technology Reviewers

2010            Chair, NERC/ACTF Analytical Science and Technology Studentship Assessment Panel.

2011            Chair, NERC/ACTF Analytical Science and Technology Studentship Assessment Panel.

2012            Chair, NERC/ACTF Analytical Science and Technology Studentship Assessment Panel.

 

ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (RSC) ACTIVITIES

 

1982-1990    Committee Member (Honorary Secretary 1984-1987; Vice Chair 1987-1989; Chair 1989-1990) RSC Analytical Division, North East Region.

1986-1988    Committee Member, RSC North Humberside Section.

1987-1996    Committee Member (Treasurer 1987-1990;  Vice Chair 1990-1992;  Chair 1992-1994), RSC

                   Analytical Division, Molecular Spectroscopy Group.

1989-1991    Council Member, RSC Analytical Division.

1989-1991    Trustee, RSC Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.

1990-1993    Committee Member, RSC Research Fund.

1991-1993    Committee Member (Vice Chair 1991-1992; Chair 1992-1993), RSC Peninsula Section.

1993-1998    Honorary Auditor, RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

1996-1998    Council Member, RSC Analytical Division and Trustee, RSC Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.

1999-2004    Committee Member, RSC Analytical Division, Molecular Spectroscopy Group.

2002            Selection Panel for RSC Industrially Sponsored Award.

2002-2005      Council Member, RSC Analytical Division and Trustee, RSC Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.

2003-2004      President Elect, RSC Analytical Division.

2003-2005      Committee Member, RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Forum.

2004-2006      President, RSC Analytical Division.

2004-2006      Chair of Trustees, Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.

2004-2008    Committee Member, Federation of European Chemical Societies – Division of Analytical Chemistry.

2004-2006    Trustee, Analytical Methods Trust.

2004-2005    Council Member, RSC.

2004-2006      Committee Member, RSC Science and Technology Board.

2005-2008      Committee Member, RSC Peninsula Section.

2005-2006    Steering Group Member, Chemistry Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network (CIKTN), Analytical and Measurement Sciences (AMS) Platform.

2006-2007    Immediate Past President, Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

2006-2012    RSC Disciplinary Committee.

2006-2013    RSC Analytical Division Representative, Division of Analytical Chemistry, The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS).

2008-2010    Chair, RSC Analytical Division, Western Region.

2011-2013    Chair, Division of Analytical Chemistry, The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS).

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS SINCE 2007

2007
·           Using HMS data for the assessment of the trophic status of the Taw Estuary, Water Status Monitoring under the WFD Conference, Lille, France, March 2007.
·           Iron in the oceans – Analytical challenges and environmental consequences, Invited Lecture, 19th NASTEC (Nordic Atomic Spectroscopy and Trace Element Conference), Laugarvatn, Iceland, June 2007.
·           Flow injection coupled with luminescence detection for the analysis of environmental and other matrices, Keynote Lecture, 14th International Conference on Flow Injection Analysis (ICFIA 2007) including Related Techniques, Berlin, Germany, September 2007.
·           Grassland, sediments, colloids and phosphorus: an interdisciplinary team approach with the ‘GrasP’ project, The 5th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW5), Silkeborg, Denmark, September 2007 (C.J.A Macleod, G.S. Bilotta, R. Bol, R.E. Brazier, P.J. Butler, J. Freer, L.J. Gimbert, S.J. Granger, J. Hawkins, T. Krueger, P.S. Naden, G. Old, J.N. Quinton, P. Worsfold, P.M. Haygarth).
·           Characterisation of colloidal material in soil suspensions and agricultural runoff waters, The 5th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW5), Silkeborg, Denmark, September 2007 (L. Gimbert, P. Haygarth, P. Worsfold).
·           Determination of the factors controlling the dissolution of aerosol iron in seawater by FI-CL detection, Challenger Conference for Marine Science, Galway, September 2007 (M Séguret, S Ussher, E Achterberg, M Nimmo, P Worsfold).
·           Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of dynamic marine environments, Plenary Lecture, 4th Asian-Pacific International Conference on Pollutant Analysis and Control, Beijing, China, October 2007.
·           The potential of modified agricultural practices to mitigate eutrophication events in the Taw Estuary (UK), ERF-Estuarine Research Federation Conference, Providence, RI, USA, November 2007 (G. Maier, A.D. Tappin, G.A. Glegg and P.J. Worsfold).
·           Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of dynamic marine environments, Keynote Lecture, EMEC8, 8th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, Inverness, December 2007.
2008
·           Dissolution of aerosol iron in seawater using FI-CL detection, ASLO, Orlando, Florida, March 2008 (M. Séguret, S.J. Ussher, P.J. Worsfold and M. Nimmo).
·           The corrosion and fate of depleted uranium in coastal sediment during progressively anoxic conditions, 2nd International Nuclear Chemistry Congress, Cancun, Mexico, April 2008 (S. Handley-Sidhu, P.J. Worsfold, M. Keith-Roach).
·           Impact of organic co-contaminant complexation on radionuclide sorption to sand, 2nd International Nuclear Chemistry Congress, Cancun, Mexico, April 2008 (C.C. May, E. Reinoso-Maset, P.J. Worsfold, M.J. Keith-Roach).
·           The corrosion of depleted uranium penetrators in grassland soils, Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, Canada, July 2008 (S. Handley-Sidhu, P.J. Worsfold, M. Keith-Roach).
·           Impact of organic co-contaminant complexation on Th sorption to sand, Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, Canada, July 2008 (C.C. May, P.J. Worsfold, M.J. Keith-Roach).
·           Radionuclides, organic complexing agents and solid phases: Exploring their interactions, Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, Canada, July 2008 (E. Reinoso-Maset, P.J. Worsfold, M.J. Keith-Roach).
·           Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of dynamic aquatic environments, Invited Lecture, DanSAK 9 (Danske Symposium i Analytisk Kemi), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2008.
2009
·           Physical and chemical factors impacting upon the dissolution of aerosol iron in seawater, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Nice, France, January 2009 (M. Séguret, S.J. Ussher, P.J. Worsfold and M. Nimmo).
·           Eutrophication and ammonia inhibition in the Taw Estuary, SW England, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Nice. France, January 2009 (G. Maier, M.M. Ripoll Matas, A.D. Tappin, G.A. Glegg and P.J. Worsfold).
·           Effect of turbulence on phosphorus release from estuarine sediment, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Nice, France, January 2009 (J. Zhao, A.D. Tappin, M. Keith-Roach, I.D. McKelvie, M. Fitzsimons, A. Manning and P.J. Worsfold).
·           Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of dynamic aquatic environments, University of Vigo Research Seminar, Vigo, Spain, May 2009.
·           A novel solid phase preconcentration method using gold coated silica for the determination of mercury in river waters by atomic fluorescence spectrometry, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP 2009), Guiyang, China, June 2009 (K. Leopold, M. Foulkes and P.J. Worsfold).
·           Rapid analytical techniques for monitoring the impact of nutrients on water quality, Plenary Lecture, Pan African Chemistry Network – Sustainable Water Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, August 2009.
·           Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of dynamic marine environments, Keynote Lecture, Euroanalysis 15, Innsbruck, Austria, September 2009.
·           Catalytically active gold collector for the preconcentration and determination of total dissolved mercury in natural waters, Euroanalysis 2009, Innsbruck, Austria, September 2009 (K. Leopold, A. Zierhut, M. Schuster, M. Foulkes and P.J. Worsfold).
·           Flow injection with chemiluminescence detection for the determination of total dissolved cobalt in open ocean water, Flow Analysis XI, Mallorca, Spain, September 2009 (R. Shelley, B.Zachhuber, M. Lohan and P.J. Worsfold).
·           A spectrophotometric flow injection method with sequential extraction for the determination of organic phosphorus species in natural waters, Flow Analysis XI, Mallorca, Spain, September 2009 (P. Monbet, I.D. McKelvie and P.J. Worsfold).
2010
·           Flow based analytical techniques as tools for water quality assessment, PACCON, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, January 2010, (I.D. McKelvie, P.S. Ellis, B. Gentle, M.R. Grace, P. Cook, P.A. Faber and P.J. Worsfold).
·           The analytical challenges in oceanic iron biogeochemistry, Invited Lecture. Analysdagarna 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2010.
·           Flow injection techniques for investigating nutrient biogeochemistry in dynamic aquatic environments, Environmental Chemistry Masterclass, Maynouth, Ireland, June 2010.
·           Marine nutrient dynamics in turbid estuaries – a case study of the Seine Estuary, France, 14th Biennial Challenger Conference for Marine Science, Southampton, September 2010. (E.L. Pidduck, R. Verney, A.J. Manning, M.F. Fitzsimons, A.J. Souza and P.J. Worsfold).
·           Investigating processes that control aerosol iron dissolution in the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean, 14th Biennial Challenges Conference for Marine Science, Southampton, September 2010. (S. Ussher, K. Buck, P. Sedwick, M. Lohan, P. Worsfold, T. Knap).
·           Ultra-trace determination of plutonium in coral samples using multi-collector ICP-MS, 11th International Symposium on Environmental Radiochemical Analysis, Chester, September 2010. (P. Lindahl, M. Keith-Roach and P.J. Worsfold).
2011
·         Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of dynamic aquatic environments, Bermuda Institute for Ocean Research (BIOS) Research Seminar, Bermuda, March 2011.
·         Flow injection techniques for investigating the biogeochemistry of dynamic aquatic environments, Plenary Lecture, 34th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Chemical Society, Florianopolis, Brazil, May 2011.
·         Sources of plutonium to the tropical Northwest Pacific Ocean since the mid-20th century: a natural coral archive, Japan Geoscience Union International Symposium, Chiba, Japan, May 2011. (P. Lindahl, R. Asami, Y. Iryu, P.J. Worsfold, M. Keith-Roach and M.S. Choi).
·         Effect of climate change driven sea water intrusion on the mobilisation of Tc(VI) from reduced sub-surface sediments, Goldschmidt 2011, Prague, August 2011. (J. Eagling, P.J. Worsfold, G. O’Sullivan and M. Keith-Roach).
·         The influence of co-contaminant complexing agents on radionuclide environmental behaviour, Invited Lecture, Goldschmidt 2011, Prague, August 2011. (M. Keith-Roach, E. Reinoso-Maset, C. May, L. Young and P.J. Worsfold).
·         Flow injection with chemiluminescence detection as a tool for investigating the aquatic environment, Keynote Lecture, Euroanalysis 16, Belgrade, Serbia, September 2011.
2012
·         Investigating trace element speciation in the marine environment using chemical separation strategies combined with spectrometric detection, 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Prague, August 2012.
·           flow injection techniques with spectrometric detection for studying marine trace element biogeochemistry, plenary lecture, 1st international conference on analytical chemistry, targoviste, romania, september 2012
·           investigating the chemistry of the oceans using flow injection with luminescence detection, keynote lecture, flow analysis xii, thessaloniki, greece. (paul worsfold, simon ussher, rachel shelley, marie séguret, neil wyatt, patricia cabedo-sanz, robert clough, malcolm nimmo, maeve lohan). 
·         investigating the chemistry of the oceans using flow injection analysis, invited lecture, royal australian chemical institute r&d topics 2012, geelong, australia, december 2012.

 

 

Teaching interests

MAJOR TEACHING INTERESTS

Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Science

Staff serving as external examiners

70 PhD examinations in total; 51 external and 19 internal

2007     PhD (Deakin University, Geelong); PhD (Dublin City University).

2008     PhD (University of Balochistan)

2009     PhD (University of Plymouth); PhD (University of Southampton); PhD (Shah Abdul Latif University, Khaipur).

2010     PhD (University of Antwerp).

2011     PhD (University of Plymouth); PhD University of Southampton; PhD Deakin University, Geelong).

Research interests

Further details can be found on my University personal web page at www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/pworsfold and on my research group (Biogeochemistry and Environmental Analytical Chemistry (BEACh)) web page at www.research.plymouth.ac.uk/beach.

 

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

My research activities are underpinned by my interest and expertise in Analytical Chemistry. My research programme is at the interface of Analytical Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry as Head of the Biogeochemistry and Environmental Analytical Chemistry (BEACh) Group at the University of Plymouth and a member of the Biogeochemistry research Centre.  Particular areas of current interest are the development of field based and laboratory techniques for the determination of macronutrients (e.g. P, N species) and micronutrients (e.g. Fe species) in natural waters and their role in terrestrial, freshwater and marine biogeochemical processes. The technique of flow injection (FI) analysis provides an integrating theme for my research activities, with particular emphasis on the design, construction and deployment of automated FI instrumentation for laboratory and in situ applications. The principle objectives are to:

·                     Monitor environmental processes by shipboard, bankside or submersible deployments in order to provide immediate, high quality analytical information with good temporal and spatial resolution on specific analytes of environmental interest.

·                     Use this high quality data as a means of better understanding environmental processes, elucidating the biogeochemical cycling of nutrient elements, providing a database of environmental trends and detecting transient events such as pollution incidents.

·                     Interact with other disciplines in order to provide decision support systems for environmental / water quality management.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

·                     The effect of climate change on bioavailability of iron and rates of nitrogen fixation in Trichodesmium. (NERC) 2008-2012.

·                     Impact of sea level rise on the fate of radionuclides at contaminated nuclear sites. (NERC) 2008-2012.

·                     Solubility of aerosol iron in open seawater. (EU MC-OIF) 2009-2012.

·                     Measuring the effect of sedimentary nitrogen and phosphorus on water quality. (NERC) 2009-2012.

·                     Impact of wildfire on UK water resources (UoP) 2009-2012.

·                     Design and implementation of technical and management systems for the Langage farm anaerobic digester (KTP) 2010-2012.

·                     Uncertainty estimates for iron species in seawater. (EU EMRP Researcher Excellence Grant) 2011-2014.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Total completions - 55 PhD, 2 MPhil


Since 2007
2007

A. Milne (University of Plymouth) “Marine biogeochemistry studies of iron and hydrogen peroxide using flow injection-chemiluminescence”.

M. Orif (University of Plymouth) “The impacts of atmospherically derived metals on coastal marine systems”.

2008

C. Money (University of Plymouth) “Trace metal chemical speciation and acute toxicity to Pacific oyster larvae”.
R. Tuckwell (MPhil) (University of Plymouth) “Flow analysis techniques for the determination of nutrients in natural waters”.

2009

S. Handley-Sidhu (University of Plymouth) “The biogeochemical controls on the corrosion and fate of depleted uranium”.

M.J. Séguret (University of Plymouth) “Dissolution of aerosol iron in seawater using flow-injection with chemiluminescence detection”.

G. Maier (University of Plymouth) “Nutrients and eutrophication in the Taw Estuary”.

C. May (University of Plymouth) “The impact of co-contaminant chelating agents on the speciation, sorption and migration of actinides”.

2010

J. Zhao (University of Plymouth) ”Transformations of organic and inorganic phosphorus in estuarine particle – water systems.”

E. Reinoso-Maset (University of Plymouth) “Aqueous and solid phase interactions of radionuclides with organic complexing agents”

2011

R.A. Shelley (University of Plymouth) “Cobalt biogeochemistry in the Atlantic Ocean using flow injection-chemiluminescence”
2012
A.J.M. Turner (Plymouth University) “Diffuse minewater pollution: Quantification and risk assessment in the Tamar catchment”.
J. Eagling (Plymouth University) “The effect of sea level rise on radionuclide mobility at contaminated nuclear sites”.

 

Grants & contracts

 GRANTS SINCE 2007
 

2007 (£110,854)

·           Phosphorus mobilisation with sediment and colloids through drained and undrained grasslands. Part 2. DEFRA contract PE0120 via IGER sub-contract. Nine months. £49,728.

·           Sediments as internal nutrient source for eutrophication of the Black Sea shelf (with Prof Laurence Mee, Drs Phil Culverhouse and Alan Tappin). The Royal Society. Two years. £11,920.

·           Zinc and copper chemistry in the Atlantic Ocean (with Dr Maeve Lohan). Marine Institute studentship. Three years. £50,000.

 

2008 (£13,687 + €260,445)

·           Plutonium bio-signature as a tracer of climate changes in ocean transport (with Drs Patric Lindahl (IRMM Geel, Belgium), Miranda Keith-Roach and Gi-Hoon Hong (KORDI, South Korea)). EU Marie Curie. Three years.  €257,445.

·           Mercury in natural waters (with Drs Mike Foulkes and Kirsten Leopard). Bayerische Forschungsstiftung. Eight months. €3,000.

·           Phytoplankton community successions and their relation to nutrient availability in the Taw Estuary, North Devon (with Drs Alan Tappin and Gillian Glegg). Seale Hayne Educational Trust. Four months. £9,137.

·           Environmental applications of flow injection analysis. Technical University of Denmark. Six months. £2800.

·           Flow injection techniques for environmental analysis. Pakistan Higher Education Commission. Six months. £1750.

 

2009 (£116,283 + €244,808)

·           Solubility of aerosol iron in open ocean seawater (with Drs Simon Ussher, Maeve Lohan and Peter Sedwick (BIOS, Bermuda)). EU MC-OIF. Three years. €244,808.

·           Flow injection techniques for nutrients in highway runoff. University of Lagos/ACTF (with Malcolm Nimmo). Six months. £4345.

·           Diurnal cycling of DOC in the Taw catchment using a high resolution, in situ UV sensor (with Roland Bol (North Wyke Research)). Seale Hayne Educational Trust. Three months. £9438.

·           Chemically modified biomass method for biosorption of heavy metals in wastewater systems (with Mike Foulkes). Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Six months. £2500.

·           Measuring the effect of sedimentary nitrogen and phosphorus on water quality (with Andrew Manning and Mark Fitzsimons) NERC. Three years. £50,000

·           Impact of wildfire on UK water resources (with Will Blake and Miranda Keith-Roach) UoP. Three years. £50,000.

 

2010 (£126,472)

·           Design and implementation of technical and management systems for Langage farms anaerobic digester (with Colin Trier, Rob Parkinson, Rob Clough, Graham Bradley). TSB/Defra KTP. Two years. £121,472.

·           The influence of suspended sediment on the flux of nutrients from estuaries (with Mark Fitzsimons and Andy Manning). UoP MI. Six months. £5,000.

·           Determination of nutrients in natural waters. Pakistan HEC. Six months. £2,899.

 

2011 (€281,606)

·           Uncertainty estimates for iron species in seawater (with Maeve Lohan and Malcolm Nimmo). EU EMRP Researcher Excellence Grant. Three years. €281,606.

Research groups

  • Biogeochemistry Research Centre (BGC)
  • Chemical Sciences