New PhD Student: Sarah Butterworth

Hi, I am from Manchester (well, Oldham)! I studied my BSc in Geochemistry and then completed an MSc by Research focusing on remediation of radioactively contaminated land, both at The University of Manchester. My PhD research will be looking at the impacts of microbial metabolism on the geo-disposal of radioactive waste. Outside of my research I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, learning to code and … Continue reading New PhD Student: Sarah Butterworth

New PhD Student: Mallory Ho

Hello! I’m Mallory from Singapore (on the far right. I know it’s confusing). I did my BEng in Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore then worked for Oil Spill Response Limited as a spill response specialist and consultant for 4 years before heading over to Turin, Italy to do a MSc in Petroleum Engineering. After a turn of events, I decide to dive … Continue reading New PhD Student: Mallory Ho

Goldschmidt Conference: Geomicro in Paris

In August, I had the opportunity to travel to a city where the food, culture and people merge in a unique atmosphere; a city that is the cradle of many artistic geniuses and the guardian of numerous treasures of humanity; a city constantly evoking its beauty and magnificence, the City of Lights, Paris. However, the purpose of my visit was not tourism, I was there … Continue reading Goldschmidt Conference: Geomicro in Paris

New PhD Student: Alana McNulty

Hi, I’m originally from Blackburn, Lancashire and did an MChem here at Manchester before taking a year out to work for Peer Support at the University. Despite loving the job, I missed science, research and not having to pay council tax, so decided to take up a PhD. My masters project with Dr Alex Pulis looked into metal-free C-H functionalisation by hydride ‘borrowing’ catalysis using … Continue reading New PhD Student: Alana McNulty

New PhD Student: Jing Zhang

Hi, I am from China. I gained my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Shandong University of Technology and then worked in Environmental Protection Agency as a chemist. I finished my Master’s project in Pollution and Environmental Control here at the University of Manchester. My PhD research title is ‘Iron oxide mineral cycling in the environment: Understanding links between abiotic, biological and electron transfer processes … Continue reading New PhD Student: Jing Zhang