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New paper published: Optimisation approaches for the synthesis of water treatment plants

Masha’s paper in Computers and Chemical Engineering has finally appeared, after a long time being ‘in press’.

In the paper Masha has used a mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) model approach to look at optimising complex processes such as water purification. In this case, pretty complex problems required complex solutions and Masha actually used  partially linearised […]

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New paper in Nature Geoscience

Holly has just co-authored a short correspondence on Biodiversity Loss from Deep-Sea Mining in Nature Geosciences.  Based on an assessment of the four tiers of mitigation hierarchy (biodiversity loss should be avoided, minimized, remediated and — as a last resort — offset) the paper argues that mining with no net loss of biodiversity in the deep […]

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MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources

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New research published: Sensitivity of oyster reproduction to antifouling compounds

Ex-post-doc Laura, Craig, Antony and colleagues from Sweden have just published a paper Low sensitivity of reproductive life-stages in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) to abamectin in the journal Chemosphere. The paper is pretty much what’s in the title – using a range of ecotoxicology assays, including our new method for assessing sperm motility, we […]

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New paper: A global snapshot of marine biodiversity offsetting policy

A global snapshot of marine biodiversity offsetting policy  is the first paper from Holly Niner’s PhD and  has just appeared in Marine Policy. Abstract pasted below and a free pdf can be downloaded for fifty days, after which an authors’ copy will be available from the UCL research publication service.

Well done Holly!

Abstract:  Biodiversity offsetting is used […]

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New MSc Students

This month we say hello to two new MSc students from London, Xuejin Zhu and Alexandra Mitchell, both in Australia to do their research projects as part of the MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources.  Both will be working on Social Licensing projects in conjunction with local mining operators in the Adelaide Hills and […]

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CAS appointed as Acting Head of UCL Australia

With our current Head of Department, Prof Magnus Nyden, leaving soon for a position in industry, Craig will be acting head of department at UCL Australia until the end of the year.  We wish Magnus all the best in his new position as Chief Scientist at AksoNobel and thank him for all of his efforts […]

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New Year, New Papers

Somehow it’s Feb 2017 already  – but a bunch of papers have appeared from the ERME lab over the Christmas/New Year break:

No Harm, No Foul? Expert Views on the Future Direction of Marine Anti-Biofouling Technologies. A conference paper on stakeholder’s perceptions of the likely directions for anti-fouling paint research, authored by our UCL Australia […]

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ERME Lab go on Writing Retreat

Last week the ERME group spent a few days away from the office/lab at Moonta Bay on the Yorke Peninsula.  Craig, Hazel, Holly, Antony and Chaos the Dog spent a few days working on manuscripts, interspersed with some snorkelling and a trip up to Port Pirie to have a look around.  Chaos continued his ongoing […]

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New Research Published – Cryptic Species in a Globally Invasive Estuarine Worm

Craig has just had a new paper published about  unrecognised (cryptic) species in one of the world’s most invasive estuarine species, the tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus.  With colleagues from the Australian Museum and Deakin University, we had planned to look at the genetic make-up and connectedness of populations of Ficopomatus among different estuaries across Australia – in part […]

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Hej från Sverige

Hello from Sweden.

Craig is at Tjärnö Marine Lab (University of Gothenburg) for a few days break from London, visiting his colleague Professor Jon Havenhand.  As well as solving most of the world’s problems (at least theoretically), Craig and Jon are finishing up a couple of manuscripts based on work that former post-doc Laura Falkenberg started last […]

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UCL – UniSA Workshop

Yesterday, Craig ran a workshop “A systems approach to Energy & Resources Management” on the Bloomsbury campus.  Five participants travelled over from UniSA in Adelaide, a couple (Craig and Magnus) from UCL Australia and another dozen or so came from across the Faculty of Engineering/Bartlett in London.  A very successful day all round, with some […]

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Term starts in London

Craig is in London for two weeks, teaching in the new MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources. For once, the weather in the UK was better on arrival than what Craig left in Adelaide.

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Congratulations Suzanne

Last week in Perth Suzanne gave birth to Ezekiel Jaziel Roshan.  Well done and best wishes from all  of us in the ERME group Suzanne….the MSc thesis will be a walk in the park by comparison!

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New Research on Desalination Published

Congratulations to Masha on publishing part of her  PhD work on optimising water treatment processes, with a new paper just out: ‘Optimal Design of Water Treatment Processes’ in the journal Desalination and Water Treatment. In the paper Masha has used mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) modelling to develop a a general approach for the (optimal) […]

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