School of Engineering

Seminars: Previous years

Seminars: Previous years




11 July 2018 Parinda Thayanukul KMUTT, Thailand Emerging pollutants in Thai surface waters 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
13 June 2018 Edward Membere Newcastle University To be confirmed 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
16 May 2018 Eugene Mohareb University of Reading Challenges in meeting long-term carbon targets – an exploration using urban metabolism [recording] 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
2 May 2018 Kenneth F. Reardon Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University Insights into Microbial Ecology using Meta-proteomics [recording] 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
27 April 2018 Natalie Kruse Ohio University, USA Relationship between water quality and stream recovery [recording] 12:00-13:00 Stephenson Building STB.F16 (Room 1.13)
18 April 2018 Shaaban Mrisho Mgana Ardhi University, Tanzania Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Tanzania [recording] 13:00-14:00 Drummond Building 1.11
21 March 2018 Gordon Port Newcastle University Pesticide Pollution: Why pest control causes problems [recording] 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
14 March 2018 Hugh Potter Environment Agency Cleaning up centuries of pollution: the UK approach to managing abandoned mines 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
13 March 2018 Eddie Cytryn Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences; Volcani Center, Rishon Lezion, Israel Antibiotic resistance gene dynamics along a wastewater effluent, soil, crop continuum: is soil a barrier to dissemination? 13:00-14:00 Drummond Building 1.11
6 March 2018 Priti Parikh University College London Impact of Water and Sanitation in Slums [recording] 12:20-13:20 Drummond Building 1.11
21 February 2018 David Werner Newcastle University The DDT story: From savior to villain, and how to deal with a legacy [recording] 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
24 January 2018 Jason Snape AstraZeneca and Visiting Professor Newcastle University Assessing the environmental risks of human medicinal products:  What is the current state of the science? [recording] 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
19 January 2018 Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero and Dr Duncan Borman University of Leeds The role of microalgae for phosphorus recover from wastewater 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
21 December 2017 Sanjeeb Mohapatra; Prof Xin Xin IIT Bombay; Chengdu University of Information Technology Enzymatic micropollutant degradation; Aerobic granular sludge [recording] 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.33
13 December 2017 James Tate Leeds University Vehicle emissions research using telematics data 13:00-14:00 Cassie Building 2.32
29 November 2017 Christian Ruby Université de Lorraine Green rust and ferric oxyhydroxides for water denitrification and dephosphatisation [recording] 13:00-14:00 Drummond Building 1.11
15 November 2017 Paul Steadman Steadman Consulting Services Ltd Waste Treatment - An Industry Perspective [recording] 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
1 November 2017 Marta Vignola University of Glasgow Niche and neutral effect in drinking water filter microbial communities [recording] 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
11 October 2017 Andrew Singer NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology The challenge of antimicrobial resistance in the environment and what can be done [recording] 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
27 September 2017 Soydoa Vinitnantharat KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand Aquaculture and Water Pollution: The case study of aquaculture farming in Thailand [recording] 13:00-14:00 Merz Court L201

Seminars 2016-17

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle (link to Recap recording)TimeLocation
15 June 2017 Elisabeth Janssen Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland Environmental Fate of Bioactive Macromolecules 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
14 June 2017 Michael Templeton Imperial College London The Role of WASH in Moving Towards Elimination of Schistosomiasis 13:00-14:00 Cassie Building 2.32
1 June 2017 Catherine Gandy (presented by Adam Jarvis) Newcastle University Multi-scale investigations of divalent metal attenuation in compost bioreactors for the remediation of mine water discharges 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
30 May 2017 Yifei Leng and Jiangkun Du China University of Geosciences, Wuhan Metabolite, Genomics, and Proteomics Characterization of the Tetracycline-degrading Organism Stenotrophomonas maltophilia DT1 (Yifei) and Removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions by Fe0@FeS composite material (Jiangkun) 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
18 May 2017 Stephanie Connelly and Cindy Smith University of Glasgow Failure testing: a limit state approach to engineered biological wastewater treatment (Stephanie) and Ammonia oxidation in coastal sediments (Cindy)

12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
11 May 2017 Oupa Ntwampe North West University, South Africa Impact of mining and acid mine drainage (AMD) on ecosystems in South Africa
12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
4 May 2017 Bhoopesh Mishra University of Leeds Towards a mechanistic understanding of mercury–microbe/mineral interactions
12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
20 April 2017 Jan-Ulrich Krefts University of Birmingham Biofilm modelling, kinetic theory and the prediction of complete ammonia oxidation (comammox)
12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
3 April 2017 Karen Johnson Durham University Manganese and Carbon - Partners in Grime
12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
23 March 2017 Forbes McDougall Visiting Professor of Practice at Newcastle University Inaugural Lecture: Circularity, Resource Management and Innovation: the What, Why and How 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
9 March 2017 Chuck Knapp University of Strathclyde Antimicrobial resistance: any risks associated with drinking water? 12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
23 February 2017 Aidan Robson Newcastle University Who Pooed in the Sea? 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
10 February 2017 Bruce Logan Pennsylvania State University, USA Publishing Your Best Research in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) and ES&T Letters: Insights into the Manuscript Evaluation and Review Process 15:00-16:00 Cassie Building 2.32
9 February 2017 Bryne Ngwenya University of Edinburgh Bugs to the rescue: Application of microbial metabolic pathways to toxic metal remediation and detoxification in the environment 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
26 January 2017 Benjamin Tutolo University of Oxford From "invisible" pores to supercomputer cores: Reactive transport across geologic CO2 storage scales
12:00-13:00 Cassie Building 2.32
12 January 2017 Neil Gray Newcastle University Should geochemists, geologists and environmental engineers be interested in the molecular microbial toolbox? 13:00-14:00 Cassie Building 2.32
15 December 2016 Matt Simpson Typhon Treatment Systems Advances in UV technologies for low energy disinfection of water and wastewater 12:00-13:00 Stephenson Building F1
1 December 2016 Michael Alderson Seminario EcoSwell EcoSwell sustainable development NGO - intern/volunteering programme (northern Peru)
 12:00-13:00 Stephenson Building T12
17 November 2016 Anh Phan Newcastle University Integrated biorefining of solid waste for multiple applications 12:00-13:00 Drummond Building 1.11
3 November 2016 Marta Vignola School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University (PGR) Niche and Neutral effect in drinking water filter microbial communities 12:00-13:00 Stephenson Building F1
20 October 2016 Tom Curtis School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University Measurement, Theory and Wastewater Treatment Design
12:00-13:00 Stephenson Building F1
6 October 2016 Jingchun Tang Nankai University, China Modification of biochar and its application in environmental remediation 13:00-14:00 Cassie Building 2.32

Seminars 2015-16

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle (link to Recap recording)TimeLocation
1 July 2016 Carlos Chernicharo Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Anaerobic treatment of domestic sewage: constraints, advances and challenges regarding energy recovery 16:00-17:00 Cassie 2.32
22 June 2016 Huw Taylor University of Brighton Available and sustainably managed water and sanitation for all: 'Senseless, dreamy and garbled'? 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.32
9 June 2016 Khalid Zakaria, Wojciech Mrozik Newcastle University Reactive oxidants from Fe(II)-containing clay minerals for contaminant removal / Smart reactive sorbents for the removal of emerging contaminants 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
24 May 2016 Adrian Oohmen New University of Lisbon, Portugal Photosynthetic bioplastic production: A novel bioprocess for achieving wastewater treatment and resource recovery 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
20 May 2016 Dominic Frigon McGill University Dynamics of antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes in E. coli 12:00-13:00 Cassie 3.25
12 May 2016 Evangelos Petropoulos Newcastle University Investigating the true limits of anaerobic treatment of wastewater at low temperature using cold-adapted Arctic and Alpine seeds 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
11 May 2016 Bruce Beck Imperial College London The Ecological Basis of the Resilient City 12:00-13:00 Cassie 3.25
4 May 2016 Sam Shaw University of Manchester Trapping contaminants in minerals: understanding atomic scale processes and their application to environmental systems 12:00-13:00 Cassie 3.25
14 April 2016 Nirmala Khandan New Mexico State University, USA Sustainable Autarky of Food-Energy-Water (SAFE-Water) 12:00-13:00 Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building
31 March 2016 Amelia-Elena Rotaru Nordic Center for Earth Evolution, Denmark Electric interactions with methanogens 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
17 March 2016 Tarric Igun, David Werner Newcastle University Employing the power of DNA-based microbial community structure analysis for the rational design of hydrocarbon contaminated soil remediation 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
3 March 2016 Maxine Mayhew Northumbrian Water Limited Low energy wastewater treatment - A paradigm? 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.32
26 February 2016 Dominic Frigon McGill University, Canada Natural seeding of nitrifiers by influent wastewater and impact on modeling approaches 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
18 February 2016 Will Mayes University of Hull Alkaline wastes and the environment: issues and opportunities 12:00-13:00 Stephenson STB.T13 (3.04)
4 February 2016 Adam Jarvis Newcastle University Mining impacts on the environment: Tales and truths from the Peruvian Andes 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
14 January 2016 Alastair Boxall University of York Pharmaceuticals in the natural environment: What are the risks and how can these be managed? 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
17 December 2015 Marius Majewsky Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Germany Removal of Micropollutants in Wastewater Treatment Plants: Microbial activity and sampling strategies 12:00-13:00 Drummond 1.11
10 December 2015 Jannis Wenk University of Bath The role of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in natural and technical aquatic oxidation processes 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
18 November 2015 Cris Tulloch Santa Clara Valley Water District, California, USA California Drought: A local perspective and the future of change 17:00-18:00 Cassie 1.01
5 November 2015 Maria Valdivia-Garcia Newcastle University Best predictors of trihalomethanes (THMs) in Scottish drinking water sites 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
22 October 2015 Helmut Buergmann EAWAG, Switzerland Antibiotic resistance in Swiss Waters: Wastewater impact and the effectiveness of technical barriers 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33
8 October 2015 Ambisisi Ambituuni Newcastle University Environmental Disaster risk management in downstream oil and gas sector 12:00-13:00 Cassie 2.33