Research news and awards

Latest news about our research. Project progress and collaboration. Awards and achievements.


Dr Munir Zia
Congratulations to Dr Munir Zia (Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakistan) on his appointment as a Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (BGS).


25 June 2015

Edward in Malawi
Congratulations to Dr Edward Joy (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) on his appointment as a Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (BGS).


25 June 2015

iSmart magazine article
BGS's iSMART project (EPSRC funded consortium) has been highlighted in the International Innovation magazine. Download a high quality PDF.
Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service.


9 June 2015

BGS staff member David Boon

David Boon talks about the potential for an underground heating system in Cardiff. Listen into today's BBC Good Morning Wales from 01:16:30.



5 June 2015

BGS Staff at work in the laboratory
Congratulations to Dr Sev Kender, Prof Melanie Leng and Dr Lyndsey Fox from the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, who have won a NERC Directed IODP grant to work on reconstructing Bay of Bengal palaeoceanography and the East Asian Monsoon since the Miocene. The project will analyse stable isotopes and trace metals in fossil foraminifera collected during IODP Exp. 354, Bengal Fan.


14 May 2015

Seismic trace
We've been working hard obtaining, processing and interpreting satellite imagery to map landslides following the 25th April Nepal earthquake. View this updated map and many more on the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters website.


5 May 2015

Lauren Selby

Lauren Selby talks about the up and coming Women in Energy Conference to be held at BGS on Thursday 30th April.

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24 April 2015

Dr Jonathan Dean

Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Dean on his appointment as Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Geography, University of Nottingham. Jonathan’s appointment is due to his collaborations within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, in particular with Dr Matthew Jones and Prof Sarah Metcalfe on climate change in Turkey.



21 April 2015

Debbie White

Debbie White who was awarded the RSC Water Science Forum Poster Prize for Best Poster at the "Emerging contaminants in waters and soils, practical considerations: Sampling, analysis and consequences" conference. Her poster, co-authored by Dan Lapworth, Marianne Stuart and Peter Williams, was titled, “Profiling micro-organic contaminants in groundwater using multi-level piezometers”.



18 March 2015

Dr Clement Uguna

Welcome to Dr Clement Uguna who has joined BGS as a Research Fellow within Organic Geochemistry and the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry. Clement is investigating the mechanism of shale gas formation and how gas is stored within shale rocks in unconventional reservoirs by using high water pressure pyrolysis technique to simulate shale gas generation as a function of temperature and pressure over geological time scales. This is to improve our understanding of the mechanism of shale gas formation and how it is stored within shale rocks.



27 February 2015