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Prof Richard Pattrick

Professor of Earth Sciences

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.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Education
Environment

Connections

Course

Environmental Challenges

Examines the positive and negative impacts of globally important industry sectors over time as successive technological innovations impact on the natural environment and human society.

Course

Topics in Earth Sciences

Includes components dealing with sustainability of mineral resources, environmental impact of mineral exploitation, dealing with nuclear wastes, remediation of contaminated land, impact of exploitation of hydrocarbon resources.

Group

Research Centre for Radwaste and Decommissioning

The RCRD is dedicated to research and training into the safe containment and disposal of radioactive wastes, the decommissioning of contaminated nuclear plant and the containment and remediation of radionuclides in the environment.

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste

Group

Dalton Nuclear Institute

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste, Energy, Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning

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water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources

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Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology

Our research focuses on the characterization of mineral-water-organic matter reactions in surface and subsurface environments. By combining the techniques of microbiology and molecular biology with physical, chemical and modelling approaches, we are identifying the role that microorganisms play in key environmental processes.

Keywords: 
Environment, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental biology

Group

Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science

Work across the WRC aims to understand and predict the behaviour of Earth surface systems and their response to human perturbation. Our cross-disciplinary research programmes have been developed in areas including geological disposal, remediation, environment & health, climate change and nanotechnology.

Keywords: 
Geology, Climate change, Nanotechnology, Nanoscience