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News and upcoming events


  • 18 October 2017: Talk on "Low and high temperature dolomite synthesis: Testing catalysing factors" by Veerle at AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in London
  • 11 October 2017: Presentation by Veerle for the Royal Society of Chemistry Water Science Committee
  • 2 October 2017: New PhD students Grace Belshaw, Tharwat Hassan, Freya Jones, research assistant Ian Clark and MSci student Charlotte Cowan join the research group
  • 22 September 2017: New project award! EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Award to develop water treatment in Egypt using local natural resources
  • 16 August 2017: Talk on "Element mobilization from interaction of fracking fluids with Bowland Shale (UK)" by Veerle at the Goldschmidt conference
  • 3 May 2017: Carla, Veerle and Den Gammer (ETI) visit Winsford Mine
  • 3 April 2017: Tharwat Hassan is awarded a Newton-Mosharafa PhD scholarship and will join the research group in a few months time
  • 23 March 2017: New project award! A Royal Society Research Grant to study environmental risks of gas storage in salt rocks, awarded to Veerle, in collaboration with Prof. Chris Jackson (Imperial College London) and Dr. Enrique Gomez-Rivas (University of Aberdeen)
  • 25 February - 4 March 2017: Visit ot VirginiaTech (Blacksburg, Virginia, US) with the GeoEnergy Research Centre team
  • 16 February 2017: Carla receives a best poster prize for her EngD poster presentation at the Winter School
  • 15 February 2017: Talk on "Potential environmental impact of shale fracking activities" by Veerle in Geography
  • 13 - 16 February 2017: Winter Shool, UKCCSRC and CDT in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy
  • 23 - 24 January 2017: Prof. Yongsheng Zhou from the China Earthquake Administration visits Nottingham in the framework of a collaborative research project on fault healing processes
  • 12 January 2017: Modelling an Uncertain World RPA Interdisciplinary Research Meeting, where Veerle presents results of the collaborative project with Donald Brown


  • 16 December 2016: The University of Nottingham and British Geological Survey, Centre for Environmental Geochemistry Female Networking Event
  • 31 October 2016: Julia Beckert defends her PhD with success
  • 25 October 2016: Veerle Vandeginste gives a ChemSoc Guest Lecture
  • 21 October 2016: New project award! Funds from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Partnered Access Fund for a collaborative research project with Prof. Yongsheng Zhou from the China Earthquake Administration on fault healing processes related to slow-slip earthquakes
  • 11 - 12 October 2016: Veerle attends the UK Shale Gas Summit 2016 in Manchester
  • 5 October 2016: Ryan Larder receives a best poster prize for his BP summer research project
  • 26 September 2016: New PhD student Carla Martin Clave and MSci students Grace Belshaw, Imogen Player, Tanguy Racine and Oliver Snell join the research group
  • 4 July 2016: Ryan Larder joins the research group to start his BP summer research project
  • 22 June 2016: Talk on "Spatial Distribution of Diagenetic Geobodies in Carboniferous Host Rock, Picos de Europa, Northern Spain" by Veerle at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 20 June 2016: Casey Jennings joins the research group to start his IRES project
  • 30 May - 10 June 2016: Field work in Picos de Europa (northern Spain) using drones and ground-penetrating radar to study dolomite geobodies, with Muhamad Madjid, Fergus Kennedy, Manuel Antonio Diaz Rodriguez and Veerle Vandeginste. More information can be found on this blog post
  • 23 May 2016: Muhamad Madjid joins the research group to start his MSc independent project


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