Mercury: history, facts and concerns – a new article by Eliana has just been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Group Bulletin! Check it out at https://www.envchemgroup.com/mercury-history-facts-and-concerns.html.
We’re recruiting for a postdoc to come work with us in lovely Cornwall and investigate using electricity to clean up mine wastes! Part of the NERC Sustainable Mineral Resources in the Philippines. Apply by 25 Jan. For full details click… Continue Reading
Karen and Laura participated in some events to celebrate the Red River, which were organised and run by Dr John Wedgwood Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter. The aim of his research project is to… Continue Reading
Mine waste is a serious global environmental issue. Poorly-managed mine wastes are responsible for polluting our environment with toxic metals and metalloids. Microbes can live in mine wastes, even when they contain high levels of metals. These microbes can lessen… Continue Reading
We are very lucky to have access to hybrid meeting facilities for our lab group meetings! Here is Will Nash presenting his research on deep eutectic solvents on campus, and a few of us still able to attend from home
Jody Grassby was recently awarded the best poster prize from the MinSoc Environmental Mineralogy Group at the Research in Progress meeting held in conjunction with the Clay Minerals Group. Congratulations Jody!
Laura Newsome gave a talk on “Geomicrobiology – how microbes change the Earth” to the Royal Cornwall Geological Society on 19th May. The talk is available on YouTube at youtu.be/2j_3k1aWeng
Eliana Molina Ramirez was successful in her application for a £500 bursary from the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland! She will use the bursary to further her research into remediating mercury contamination from active and abandoned mines.
There is an urgent need for microbiology literacy in society, see https://sfam.org.uk/knowledge/policy/applied-microbiology-matters/microbiology-literacy-knowledge-framework.html. I contributed a topic framework on “metals and radioactive substances bioremediation” (2021). This can be used to help teach how microbiology impacts our everyday lives, and how microbiology… Continue Reading
We’re recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the NERC consortium project LiFT: Lithium for Future Technology (https://twitter.com/Li4FutureTech). This NERC funded post is available 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2023. The project aims to better understand the Earth… Continue Reading