Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay
- Lecturer (Infrastructure and Environment)
Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay graduated in applied physics and chemistry from the ESPCI-ParisTech (Ecole supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris) in 2004. She holds a DEA in analytical chemistry from the Université Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie) and an MSc in forensic science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2010 from the Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Before joining the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in September 2012, she conducted her postdoctoral research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde where she pursued her research in the development of original and cutting edge analytical solutions to elucidate the fate of organic micropollutants in subsurface environments to optimise risk assessment, liability identification and remediation strategies.
Dr Gauchotte-Lindsay’s research interests lie in investigation of the changes in the signatures of complex environmental samples during physical, chemical and microbial processes in the subsurface and in engineered water systems at bulk, intermolecular and atomic levels. Her current focus is two-fold: the investigation of the links between changes in chemical signatures and microbial ecology and the modelling and study of the environmental impact of the release of organic compounds by the resource extraction industry.
As an analytical chemist specialised in environmental and forensic applications, Dr Gauchotte-Lindsay’s specialises in the development of new sample treatment and analytical methods to help characterisation of the fate of complex organic environmental samples. Her expertise lies in advanced analytical techniques such as pressurised liquid extraction, advanced stable isotope mass spectrometry and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography.
McGregor, L.A., Gauchotte-Lindsay, C., Nic Daéid, N., Thomas, R. and Kalin, R.M. (2012) Multivariate statistical methods for the environmental forensic classification of coal tars from former manufactured gas plants. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(7), pp. 3744-3752. (doi:10.1021/es203708w)
Royal Society Paul Instrument Fund: On-line Position Specific Isotope Analysis Interface for Continuous Flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry. Total: £67,219
I am currently looking for students wishing to pursue high quality PhD research in the following fields: environmental analytical chemistry, polyomics research in environmental science, environmental impact of the resource extraction industry and environmental forensics. Don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss application process and funding opportunities.
Current PhD Students:
Tanatip Uan-On- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- University of Strathclyde (Second supervisor)- Development of an automated interface for on-line position specific isotope analysis in isotope ratio mass spectrometry continuous flow systems.
Siriporn Borrirukwisitsak- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- University of Strathclyde (Second supervisor)-Partition Coefficients and Bioaccumulation of Bisphenol A in the Marine Environment.
Former MRes Students:
Aliyssa Glen- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- University of Strathclyde- Environmental Forensics of Coal Tar (2011-2012)
Jennifer Niven- - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- University of Strathclyde-An investigation to determine the capability of micro-scale zero-valent iron (µZVI) in the remediation of Cr(VI). (2011-2012)
Phil Richards- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- University of Strathclyde-Analysis of tar components for source fingerprinting and bio-degradation products identification. (2010-2011)
Stephanie Kerr- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- University of Strathclyde- Monitoring of chemical oxidation remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by comprehensive tow-dimensional gas chromatography. (2010-2011)
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