Dr Paola Meynet
Marie Curie and CEG School Fellow
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8479
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- Address: School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Room 1.08, Cassie Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
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
- Kinetic modelling
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- Bioremediation for removal of degradable organic pollutants
- Environmental microbiology
- Design of novel technologies for sediment remediation
- Bushnaf KM, Mangse G, Meynet P, Davenport RJ, Cirpka OA, Werner D. Mechanisms of Distinct Activated Carbon and Biochar Amendment Effects on Petroleum Vapour Biofiltration in Soil. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 2017, (ePub ahead of print).
- Vignola M, Werner D, Wade MJ, Meynet P, Davenport RJ. Medium shapes the microbial community of water filters with implications for effluent quality. Water Research 2017, 129, 499-508.
- Batista AMM, Meynet P, Garcia PPG, Costa SAV, Araujo JC, Davenport RJ, Werner D, MotaFilho CR. Microbiological safety of a small water distribution system: evaluating potentially pathogenic bacteria using advanced sequencing techniques. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Meynet P, Head IM, Werner D, Davenport RJ. Re-evaluation of dioxygenase gene phylogeny for the development and validation of a quantitative assay for environmental aromatic hydrocarbon degraders. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2015, 91(6), fiv049.
- Meynet P, Moliterni E, Davenport RJ, Sloan WT, Camacho JV, Werner D. Predicting the effects of biochar on volatile petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation and emanation from soil: A bacterial community finger-print analysis inferred modelling approach. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 2014, 68, 20-30.
- Meynet P, Hale SE, Davenport RJ, Cornelissen G, Breedveld GD, Werner D. Effect of Activated Carbon Amendment on Bacterial Community Structure and Functions in a PAH Impacted Urban Soil. Environmental Science and Technology 2012, 46(9), 5057-5066.
- Hale SE, Meynet P, Davenport RJ, Jones DM, Werner D. Changes in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon availability in River Tyne sediment following bioremediation treatments or activated carbon amendment. Water Research 2010, 44(15), 4529-4536.
- Christensen PA, Egerton TA, Lin WF, Meynet P, Shao Z-G, Wright NG. A novel electrochemical device for the disinfection of fluids by OH radicals. Chemical Communications 2006, (38), 4022-4023.