Jurassic Lagoon: learning from the ancestors of the amazing mussels - QUADRAT
Dr A Brasier, Dr J Sigwart
31 January 2019
Mussels (bivalves of the family Mytilidae) are incredible animals with a long fossil history. For millions of years, populations of mussels have been able to withstand pounding waves by attaching themselves to the seafloor using threads that are one of the strongest materials found in nature.
Precious metals of the Anthropocene - QUADRAT
Dr T Mighall, Prof A Meharg
31 January 2019
Understanding the consequences of metal pollution is of increasing importance given the ever-growing consumption of resources and the increasing sophistication of metallic products, creating new and different types of waste, which is often discarded into the environment (Nriagu, 1990).
Carbon Negative Cementised Precipitated Magnesium Carbonate Building Products
Dr M S Imbabi, Dr W Afzal, Prof F P Glasser
28 February 2019
The proposed PhD will investigate the production of different granularity and morphology Precipitated Magnesium Carbonate (PMC) derivative building products to reduce the carbon footprint and improve the performance of the built environment.
Comprehensive investigation of the chemical flooding EOR in natural rocks
Dr J Vinogradov, Dr L Akanji
Applications accepted all year round
Chemical flooding is a promising method of EOR in both carbonate and sandstone reservoirs. It is widely accepted that presence of chemicals in rock pore space results in alteration of interfacial tension between brine and hydrocarbons and rock wettability alteration.