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Vernon Phoenix is Professor of Environmental Engineering Science and Director of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health (WESP). He has expertise in environmental geochemistry and geomicrobiology, and has a broad interest in bacteria/biofilm-pollutant interactions, pollutant control in natural and engineered systems and in wastewater treatment. He combines his skills in geochemistry and geomicrobiology to explore and control pollution behaviour in the environment. This includes research into cement-making bacteria for plugging pollution transport pathways in the subsurface, capturing and immobilizing pollutants through bacterially generated minerals and the role of the bacterial surface as a reactive interface (metal adsorption surface). This work extends to development of pro-microbial bio-enhanced water filtration technologies for urban systems. He has significant expertise in a wide range of imaging methods, including electron microscopies and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the later used to visualize pollution transport inside rocks, sediments and biofilms. Outside of his work with pollutants, he continues his research in exobiology, for example, understanding how and where microbial life might be preserved on other planets. He is always keen to talk to potential students, collaborators and industry about future projects. He is available for consultancy.
16/01/20 → 31/12/20
Prosperity Partnership Call 2 Strategic Students-Weir Group and University of Strathclyde | Drais, Sara
1/11/19 → 1/11/23
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Allen, S., Allen, D., Moss, K., Le Roux, G., Phoenix, V. R. & Sonke, J. E., 12 May 2020, In : PLOS One. 15, 5, 14 p., e0232746.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)3 Downloads (Pure)
Phoenix, V. R., Thives, L. P., White, C. & Holdefer Garcia, E. S., 13 Oct 2020, In : Water. 12, 10, 15 p., 2840.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Data for: "Microscale analysis of fractured rock sealed with microbially induced CaCO3 precipitation: influence on hydraulic and mechanical performance"
Tobler, D. J. (Data Collector), Skuce, R. (Data Collector), MacLaren, I. (Data Collector), Lee, M. (Data Collector) & Phoenix, V. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 9 Feb 2017
Training day on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control for delegates from the Hebei Provincial Government5 Dec 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course