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Prof William Craig

Research interests:

- Geotechnical centrifuge modelling

- Marine geotechnics

- Landfill engineering

- Industrially funded work on marine foundations

- Stability of steep and reinforced slopes

Keywords: 
Geology, Engineering, Materials, Waste, Environment, Waste management, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Simone Turchetti

I am interested in exploring the history of contemporary science and technology, especially in connection with the emergence of ‘big science’ and the development of international relations. I am pursuing an independent and interdisciplinary research programme which aims at providing a novel picture of the relations existing between the scientific community, the diplomacy and the intelligence agencies, especially during the post-WW2 period and the Cold War years.

Keywords: 
History, Education, Climate change, Climate, Sustainability, Teaching, Geology, Physics, Tectonics

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Dr Simon Brocklehurst

My research interests in tectonic geomorphology are based around landscape response to climate change and tectonic processes. This includes:

- the impact of glacial erosion on previously fluvially-sculpted mountain ranges

- the response of fluvial and glacial landscapes to active tectonics

- erosion and sediment routing in active extensional settings

Keywords: 
Environment, Climate, Impact, Information technology, Geology, Glaciers, Climate change, Geography

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Dr Richard Huggett

Richard's current research addresses four basic questions:

How is the environment put together?

This theme considers ecological worldviews. It explores individual environmental components and the interdependence among them (see Huggett 1995, 1997, 2002 below).

How does the environment change?

This theme investigates evolutionary worldviews. It considers the ideas of development and evolution applied to individual environmental components and to the ecosphere as a whole (see Huggett 1997 below).

How fast does the environment change?

Keywords: 
Environment, Resilience, Philosophy, Geology, Catastrophes, Ecology, Evolution, Biology, Geography

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Prof Richard Pattrick

Research interests: 

Pure and applied mineralogy, geochemistry and metallogenesis. This work has ranged from experimental investigations to field studies. The mineralogical investigations have focussed on the chalcogenides (esp. sulfides) and magnetic oxides, using experimental synthesis combined with spectroscopic analysis, including synchrotron XAS and diffractiontechniques.

Keywords: 
Geology, Minerals, Metals, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Roy Wogelius

Research interests:

-  Mineral Surface Chemistry

- Reaction Kinetics

- Aqueous Geochemistry

- Environmental Mineralogy

Keywords: 
Geology, Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Environment, Minerals, Water, Kinetics

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Dr Nicholas Bryan

The main research area of my group is Environmental Chemistry, and in particular, the interaction of radionuclides with natural systems. Current projects involve the study of the interaction of these elements with natural colloids, including humic substances. Colloids have a high affinity for many pollutants, and can act as a vector for their migration in the environment. Lab experiments are used to study sorption and desorption mechanisms, and are backed up by work involving real samples from the field.

Keywords: 
Environment, Chemistry, Metals, Pollution, Nuclear energy, Radioactivity, Energy, Soil, Water, Geology, Waste, Impact, Nuclear waste, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Neil Mitchell

In Manchester, Neil is pursuing a range of research on quantifying and modelling seabed morphology in a variety of settings including continental margins and around volcanic islands.

Keywords: 
Marine, Geology, Water, Environment, Coasts, Climate change, Climate, Instrumentation, Shipping, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Katherine Morris

My current research focuses on the environmental behaviour of radioactive contaminants. Development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power has left a legacy of radioactively contaminated land and radioactive wastes that will be disposed of in a deep geological disposal facility. Understanding the behaviour of radioactive contaminants in these environments is essential in managing our radioactive legacy.

Keywords: 
Nuclear waste, Radioactivity, Waste management, Environment, Nuclear energy, Energy, Geology, Biology, Chemistry

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Prof Jonathan Redfern

My research interests cover a broad spectrum from applied clastic sedimentology (fluvial and glacial), petroleum system analysis , regional geology, and basin modeling.

Keywords: 
Fossil fuels, Energy, Carbon, Emissions, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Development, Energy industry, Business, Geology, Glaciers, Environment, Water

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