School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Paola Meynet

Marie Curie and CEG School Fellow


After a first degree and master in Analytical Chemistry (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy), I undertook a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University, where I developed my expertise in wastewater treatment systems.

Since then, I have been working as an environmental engineer in both industry (Geneius Labs Ltd, L’Oréal) and academia, focussing on studying the relationship between chemical and microbiological processes that govern engineered and natural systems, by integrating high-throughput molecular microbiological and advanced chemical techniques with mathematical modelling.

In 2016, I became Senior Researcher and School Research Fellow in the School of Engineering, and I was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, which brought me to spend two years at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag, Switzerland), in the department of Environmental Chemistry, where I have strengthen my knowledge in biotransformation assays and modelling of process kinetics.

Area of expertise

  • Environmental engineering
  • Wastewater treatments
  • Microbial ecology
  • Micro-pollutants
  • Biodegradation
  • Kinetic modelling

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Research Interests

- Bioremediation for removal of degradable organic pollutants
- Environmental microbiology
- Design of novel technologies for sediment remediation