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Research team

Current members

  • Dr. Veerle Vandeginste (Assistant Professor in Geochemistry)
  • Ms. Charlotte Cowan (MSci student, 2017-2018): Evaluation of heavy metal remediation using natural apatite
  • Mr. Ian Clark (research assistant, 2017-2018): Cost-efficient development of sustainable water resources in Egypt
  • Ms. Omomayowa Akele (PhD student, 2017-2021): Ensuring sustainability of drinking water resources by optimising energy efficiency for desalination techniques, First supervisor: Prof. John King
  • Ms. Grace Belshaw (PhD student, 2017-2020): Fluid-rock interaction in geothermal systems
  • Mr. Tharwat Hassan (PhD student, 2017-2021): Mobility of trace elements from interaction of groundwater with crystalline rocks: Golden Triangle Area, Eastern Desert of Egypt
  • Ms. Freya Jones (PhD student, 2017-2020): Understanding the effects of heterogeneities on pore scale flow in an aeolian sandstone petroleum reservoir, First supervisor: Prof. Matthew Hall
  • Ms. Carla Martín Clavé (EngD student, 2016-2020): Impact of impurities and salt structures on environmental risks of gas storage in salt caverns


  • Ms. Brenda Medrano Buenrostro (MSc student, 2017): Kinetic behaviour of volcanic rock dissolution under geothermal conditions (Poás volcanic system, Costa Rica), collaboration with Dmitri Rouwet (NIGV, Italy)
  • Ms. Grace Belshaw (MSci student, 2016-2017): Mobilization of elements during shale-water contact and the impact of changing redox conditions in relation to the fracking process
  • Ms. Imogen Player (MSci student, 2016-2017): The impact of fluid acidity on the mobilization of elements during shale-fluid contact
  • Mr. Oliver Snell (MSci student, 2016-2017): Catalysis of dolomite formation
  • Mr. Tanguy Racine (MSci student from Imperial College London, 2016-2017): Dolomite formation in the Picos de Europa (northern Spain), collaboration with Jonathan Naden (BGS)
  • Ms. Helen Lacey (PhD student at Imperial College London, 2014-2017): The manifestation and role of calcite cementation in fault zones, joint supervision with Robert Zimmerman, John Cosgrove (Imperial College London)
  • Dr. Julia Beckert (PhD student at Imperial College London, 2012-2016): Fracture related dolomitization in the Central Oman Mountains, joint supervision with Cedric John (Imperial College London)
  • Mr. Muhamad Madjid (MSc student from Imperial College London, 2016): Distribution of dolomite geobodies in the Picos de Europa (northern Spain): A novel approach to mapping, joint supervision with Gary Hampson (Imperial College London) and collaboration with Colm Jordan (BGS) and Adam Booth (University of Leeds)
  • Mr. Ryan Larder (BP undergraduate research student, 2016): Synthesis of dolomite at room temperature: overcoming kinetic inhibition
  • Mr. Casey Jennings (IRES student from Virginia Tech, USA, 2016): Geochemical modeling of the effects of carbon dioxide injection on coalbed methane-associated water in the Central Appalachian Basin, joint supervision with Nino Ripepi (VT), Matthew Hall (UoN Engineering), Andrew Kilpatrick (BGS), Chris Rochelle (BGS)


The University of Nottingham
School of Chemistry
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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