Food, Water, Waste Research Group

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Melissa Maher

Environmental Engineering PhD Student,



Melissa received her MChem in Chemistry from Manchester Metropolitan University where her main research project aim was to synthesise broad-spectrum antibiotic candidates, which gave her experience in both organic and inorganic synthesis. She gained analytical experience from three summer placements working as a research assistant, where one led to publication.

Melissa has now undertaken a cross-disciplinary PhD at the University of Nottingham with the Food, Water, Waste research group. Her research will be focused on understanding the extent and impact of plastic pollution on water quality and services using established and emerging analytical techniques, and will aim to explore the fragmentation of plastic due to abiotic or biotic degradation and how environmental conditions influence plastic fate.

Food, Water, Waste Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 82 32502