Detailed consideration of biogeochemical processes operating in natural and engineered systems with a view to both improving our understanding of nature and developing improved remediation strategies. Particular areas of research include:
· Factors controlling the growth and toxicity of marine and freshwater algae,
· Transformation and fate of contaminants in the coastal zone,
· Generation of reactive oxygen species and implications in natural systems, water and wastewater treatment and human health,
· Gelation phenomena in natural and engineered systems, and
· Transport of radionuclides in subsurface systems.
Studies involving a combination of laboratory and field investigation are common with use of mathematical modelling tools where possible.