Prof B E van Dongen

Reader in Organic Chemistry

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Research interests

Organic geochemistry, Isotope geochemistry

Other research

Recent Major Research Grants

  • 2018-2022           NERC (NE/R003386/1; £561K), Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River Basin, together with Polya, Goody, Krausen. Mondal, Lloyd, Lapworth & Marchant.
  • 2017-2021           NERC (NE/P007743/1; £88K), Exploring and imaging nano- to micro-scale graphite-organic interactions underpinning novel water treatments, together with Polya, Boult, Wogelius, Nabeerasool & Brown.
  • 2017-2020           NERC (NE/P01304X/1; £580K), Genetic and molecular basis of organic-arsenic-microbe interactions in arsenic prone aquifers, together with Lloyd, Shaw & Polya.
  • 2017-2020           NERC (NE/P006221/1; £98K), Can we detect changes in Arctic ecosystems? together with Wolff.
  • 2015-2019           H2020 Euratom (NFRP-06-2014; £270K), Development of the safety case knowledge base about the influence of microbial processes on geological disposal of radioactive wastes (MIND), together with Lloyd, Pimblott, Morris & Goodacre.
  • 2013-2016           NERC (NE/J023833/1; £630K), Predicting Secular Changes in Arsenic Hazard in Circum-Himalayan Groundwaters, together with Polya & Ballentine.
  • 2013-2015           TECHOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD (KTP0859; £162k). Adsorption and electrochemical oxidation of aqueous organic waste, together with. Polya, Wogelius, Boult, Brown & Miller.
  • 2012-2015           NERC (NE/J023426/1; £628K), The Geochemistry of Fossil Pigment Preservation, together with Wogelius, Manning & Sellers.
  • 2012-2015           NERC (NE/I024798/I; £467K), Effects of a warming climate on the key organic carbon cycle processes in the Eurasian Arctic, together with Talbot.


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