School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Shannon Flynn

Lecturer in Inorganic Geochemistry

Background

My work is broadly focused on characterizing the fate and behavior of metals and contaminants in the environment in order to inform risk assessments, and treatment or remediation options. To do so, I couple laboratory and field experiments  using a variety of advanced instrumental techniques, such as ICP-MS/MS, SEM, and TEM, to identify biotic and abiotic reaction pathways and mechanisms.

Education and Experience

Post-Doc

2014-2017 University of Alberta

Focus: Characterization of flowback and produced waters from hydraulically fractured wells in the Duvernay Formation, Alberta Canada

Supervised by Dr Daniel Alessi

Graduate

2010-2015 PhD, University of Notre Dame

Dissertation: Environmental behavior of metals and radionuclides   

Supervised by Dr Jeremy Fein

Undergraduate

2005-2009 BSc, Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University

2005-2010 BSc, Liberal Arts, Northland College

Area of Expertise

Geosciences

Studentship Opportunities 

Currently there is one opportunity available "Ferric phosphate molluscicide: A new direction or a new environmental problem?", which is joint hosted with Fera. The studentship is fully funded for UK/EU students with an annual stipend of £14,777. For more information click the hyperlink, applications must be submitted by April 7.


Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=22vlw3UAAAAJ&hl=en

SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56094700600


Research

Research Interests

-Low-temperature geochemistry

-Reactions at the mineral interface

- Biogeochemistry

-Hydraulic fracturing water cycle

-Environmental degradation of organic contaminants

-Deep sea biomarkers

Teaching

CEG2609 Research Methods in Environmental Pollution 

CEG8624 Environmental Analytical Geochemistry (Inorganic)

CEG8641 Environmental Inorganic Analysis

Publications