School of GeoSciences

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Professor Bryne T. Ngwenya BSc, PhD (Read), FGS


Professor in Microbial Geochemistry; Head of Earth & Planetary Science Research Institute

Room: 21
Address: John Murray Laboratories, The King's Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 8507
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Research Institute: Earth and Planetary Science
Research Groups: Porous Media Earth Resources Geobiology and Geochemistry
Research Interests: Aqueous environmental and microbial geochemistry of metals; coupled fluid flow and rock deformation. Thermodynamics of metal adsorbtion and mechanisms of metal uptake onto bacterial cells. Metal pollution and biogeochemistry in constructed wetlands, and in coastal settings, including the geochemistry of lanthanides. Fluid-rock interactions, time-dependent failure and fluid flow in the brittle crust, with application to sediment diagenesis, fault seal problems and rock weathering.
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