Dr Neil Burnside

  • Research Fellow (Systems Power & Energy)

Research interests

Biography:

I am a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow within the School of Engineering. I joined the School in November 2014 as a PDRA, and was awarded a Fellowship in 2017. Prior to this, I took a year out (2013-2014) to focus on my health (I've suffered various complications since contracting Lyme Disease in 2009) and worked as a part-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh (2010–2013). I received my BSc in Earth Sciences from the Univeristy of Glasgow's School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES) in 2006 and my PhD from the Scottish Universities Envrionmental Research Centre (SUERC) and GES in 2010.  

 

Research Interests:

I am a geoscientific engineer who works in the fields of sustainable energy development and environmental resilience. My main research focus is the advancement of novel analytical approaches for resource characterization. I’m particularly interested in elucidation of ground water systems for geothermal energy and drinking water resources. Broad topics of interest include:

  • Renewable low-carbon heat and power
  • Creative resource characterization
  • Ground water engineering   
  • Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS)
  • Energy system integration

My research covers the fundamental and applied aspects of:

  • Environmental diagnostics (particularly hydrogeochemistry)
  • Ground / surface water systematics
  • Engineered remediation design (e.g. mine water treatment)
  • Thermal energy storage

Expertise:

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geological engineering
  • Stable and radioactive isotope chemistry
  • Multiparameter analytics
  • Structural Geology
  • Environmental science

Publications

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Number of items: 32.

2020

Montcoudiol, N., Burnside, N. M. , Teklemariam, E. L. and Boyce, A. (2020) Addressing Essential Hydrogeological and Environmental Constraints for Geothermal Development in East Africa. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Watson, S. M., Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. (2020) Revaluating Glasgow’s Heat Flow Dataset to Account for Corrections for Palaeoclimate: a Case Study of the Maryhill Borehole. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Westaway, R., Burnside, N. M. and Banks, D. (2020) Hydrochemistry of Produced Water from the Pohang EGS Project Site, Korea: Implications for Water-rock Reactions and Associated Changes to the State of Stress Accompanying Hydraulic Fracturing of Granite. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

2019

Watson, S. M., Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) Digging deeper: the influence of historic mining on Glasgow’s subsurface thermal state to inform geothermal research. Scottish Journal of Geology, (doi:10.1144/sjg2019-012) (Early Online Publication)

Montcoudiol, N., Burnside, N. M. , Györe, D. , Mariita, N., Mutia, T. and Boyce, A. (2019) Surface and groundwater hydrochemistry of the Menengai Caldera geothermal field and surrounding Nakuru County, Kenya. Energies, 12(16), 3131. (doi:10.3390/en12163131)

Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) Fault “corrosion” by fluid injection: potential cause of the November 2017 MW 5.5 Korean earthquake. Geofluids, 2019, 1280721. (doi:10.1155/2019/1280721)

Millar, M. A. , Burnside, N. and Yu, Z. (2019) An investigation into the limitations of low temperature district heating on traditional tenement buildings in Scotland. Energies, 12(13), 2603. (doi:10.3390/en12132603)

Willems, C.J.L. , Westaway, R. and Burnside, N.M. (2019) Hydraulic Connectivity in Pannonian Sandstones of the Mezőberény Geothermal Doublet. European Geothermal Congress 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands, 11-14 Jun 2019.

Willems, C. J.L. , Ejderyan, O., Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) Public Perception of Geothermal Energy at the Local Level in the UK. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Brehme, M., Nowak, K., Banks, D. , Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R., Bauer, K., Burnside, N. and Boyce, A. (2019) A review of the hydrochemistry of a deep sedimentary aquifer and its consequences for geothermal operation: Klaipeda, Lithuania. Geofluids, 2019, 4363592. (doi:10.1155/2019/4363592)

Roberts, J. J., Stalker, L., Shipton, Z. K. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) What Have We Learnt About CO2 Leakage in the Context of Commercial-Scale CCS? In: 14th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Melbourne, Australia, 21-26 Oct 2018,

Banks, D. , Athresh, A., Al-Habaibeh, A. and Burnside, N. (2019) Water from abandoned mines as a heat source: practical experiences of open- and closed-loop strategies, United Kingdom. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 5(1), pp. 29-50. (doi:10.1007/s40899-017-0094-7)

Banks, D. , Steven, J. K., Berry, J., Burnside, N. and Boyce, A. J. (2019) A combined pumping test and heat extraction/recirculation trial in an abandoned haematite ore mine shaft, Egremont, Cumbria, UK. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 5(1), pp. 51-69. (doi:10.1007/s40899-017-0165-9)

Montcoudiol, N., Banks, D. , Isherwood, C., Gunning, A. and Burnside, N. (2019) Baseline groundwater monitoring for shale gas extraction: definition of baseline conditions and recommendations from a real site (Wysin, Northern Poland). Acta Geophysica, 67(1), pp. 365-384. (doi:10.1007/s11600-019-00254-w)

Miocic, J. M., Gilfillan, S. M.V., Frank, N., Schroeder-Ritzrau, A., Burnside, N. M. and Haszeldine, S. (2019) 420,000 year assessment of fault leakage rates shows geological carbon storage is secure. Scientific Reports, 9, 769. (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36974-0) (PMID:30683881) (PMCID:PMC6347600)

Millar, M. A. , Burnside, N. M. and Yu, Z. (2019) District heating challenges for the UK. Energies, 12(2), 310. (doi:10.3390/en12020310)

Banks, D. , Burnside, N. , Westaway, R., Zimmermann, G. and Hofmann, H. (2019) Exponential Trends in Flowback Chemistry From a Hydraulically Stimulated Deep Geothermal Borehole in Granite; Pohang, South Korea. In: 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference), Tomsk, Russia, 21-26 Jul 2019, (doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20199808001)

Burnside, N. M. , Montcoudiol, N. and Boyce, A. J. (2019) Surface and Groundwater Hydrochemistry in the Mid-Gregory Rift, Kenya: First Impressions and Potential Implications for Geothermal Systems. In: 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference), Tomsk, Russia, 21-26 Jul 2019, 07004. (doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20199807004)

Burnside, N. M. , Rane, S., Yu, G., Ma, H., Montcoudiol, N., Li, W., Teklemariam, E. L., Boyce, A. , He, L. and Yu, Z. (2019) Geothermally Sourced Combined Power and Freshwater Generation for Eastern Africa. In: European Geothermal Congress 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands, 11-14 Jun 2019,

2018

Huenges, E. et al. (2018) Concepts of Soft Stimulation Treatments in Geothermal Reservoirs. In: 42nd GRC Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, USA, 14-17 Oct 2018, pp. 2435-2448. ISBN 9780934412230

Montcoudiol, N., Banks, D. , Gunning, A., Isherwood, C., Kelly, T. and Burnside, N. (2018) Assessing Potential Shale Gas Impacts on Groundwater Resources: Recommendations for Groundwater Monitoring and Definition of Baseline Conditions. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 Apr 2018.

2017

Loredo, C., Ordóñez, A., Garcia-Ordiales, E., Álvarez, R., Roqueñi, N., Cienfuegos, P., Peña, A. and Burnside, N.M. (2017) Hydrochemical characterization of a mine water geothermal energy resource in NW Spain. Science of the Total Environment, 576, pp. 59-69. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.084) (PMID:27780100)

2016

Burnside, N.M. , Banks, D. , Boyce, A.J. and Athresh, A. (2016) Hydrochemistry and stable isotopes as tools for understanding the sustainability of minewater geothermal energy production from a ‘standing column’ heat pump system: Markham Colliery, Bolsover, Derbyshire, UK. International Journal of Coal Geology, 165, pp. 223-230. (doi:10.1016/j.coal.2016.08.021)

Burnside, N. , Banks, D. and Boyce, A. (2016) Sustainability of thermal energy production at the flooded mine workings of the former Caphouse Colliery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. International Journal of Coal Geology, 164, pp. 85-91. (doi:10.1016/j.coal.2016.03.006)

Janson, E., Boyce, A. J. , Burnside, N. and Gzyl, G. (2016) Preliminary investigation on temperature, chemistry and isotopes of mine water pumped in Bytom geological basin (USCB,Southern Poland) as a potential geothermal energy source. International Journal of Coal Geology, 164, pp. 104-114. (doi:10.1016/j.coal.2016.06.007)

Gzyl, G., Banks, D. , Younger, P. , Głodniok, M., Burnside, N. , Garzon, B. and Skalny, A. (2016) Low Carbon After-Life – overview and first results of project LoCAL. In: International Mine Water Association (IMWA) Conference 2016: Mining Meets Water – Conflicts and Solutions, Leipzig, Germany, 11-15 Jul 2016, pp. 593-599. ISBN 9783860125335

2014

Burnside, N. M. and Naylor, M. (2014) Review and implications of relative permeability of CO2/brine systems and residual trapping of CO2. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 23, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.01.013)

2013

Pederson, J., Burnside, N. , Shipton, Z. and Rittenour, T. (2013) Rapid river incision across an inactive fault: implications for patterns of erosion and deformation in the central Colorado Plateau. Lithosphere, 5(5), pp. 513-520. (doi:10.1130/L282.1)

Burnside, N. M. , Shipton, Z., Dockrill, B. and Ellam, R.M. (2013) Man-made versus natural CO2 leakage: a 400 k.y. history of an analogue for engineered geological storage of CO2. Geology, 41(4), pp. 471-474. (doi:10.1130/G33738.1)

Blackford, J., Hattam, C., Widdicombe, S., Burnside, N. , Naylor, M., Kirk, K., Maul, P. and Wright, I. (2013) CO2 leakage from geological storage facilities: environmental, societal and economic impacts, monitoring and research strategies. In: Gluyas, J. and Mathais, S. (eds.) Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Geoscience, Technologies, Environmental Aspects and Legal Frameworks. Series: Woodhead publishing series in energy (54). Woodhead Publishing, pp. 149-178. ISBN 9780857094278 (doi:10.1533/9780857097279.2.149)

Burnside, N. M. , Naylor, M., Kirk, K. and Whittaker, F. (2013) QICS work package 1: migration and trapping of CO2 from a reservoir to the seabed or land surface. Energy Procedia, 37, pp. 4673-4681. (doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.376)

2012

Kampman, N., Burnside, N. M. , Shipton, Z. K., Chapman, H. J., Nicholl, J. A., Ellam, R. M. and Bickle, M.J. (2012) Pulses of carbon dioxide emissions from intracrustal faults following climatic warming. Nature Geoscience, 5(5), pp. 352-358. (doi:10.1038/NGEO1451)

This list was generated on Tue Oct 15 01:53:17 2019 BST.
Number of items: 32.

Articles

Watson, S. M., Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) Digging deeper: the influence of historic mining on Glasgow’s subsurface thermal state to inform geothermal research. Scottish Journal of Geology, (doi:10.1144/sjg2019-012) (Early Online Publication)

Montcoudiol, N., Burnside, N. M. , Györe, D. , Mariita, N., Mutia, T. and Boyce, A. (2019) Surface and groundwater hydrochemistry of the Menengai Caldera geothermal field and surrounding Nakuru County, Kenya. Energies, 12(16), 3131. (doi:10.3390/en12163131)

Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) Fault “corrosion” by fluid injection: potential cause of the November 2017 MW 5.5 Korean earthquake. Geofluids, 2019, 1280721. (doi:10.1155/2019/1280721)

Millar, M. A. , Burnside, N. and Yu, Z. (2019) An investigation into the limitations of low temperature district heating on traditional tenement buildings in Scotland. Energies, 12(13), 2603. (doi:10.3390/en12132603)

Brehme, M., Nowak, K., Banks, D. , Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R., Bauer, K., Burnside, N. and Boyce, A. (2019) A review of the hydrochemistry of a deep sedimentary aquifer and its consequences for geothermal operation: Klaipeda, Lithuania. Geofluids, 2019, 4363592. (doi:10.1155/2019/4363592)

Banks, D. , Athresh, A., Al-Habaibeh, A. and Burnside, N. (2019) Water from abandoned mines as a heat source: practical experiences of open- and closed-loop strategies, United Kingdom. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 5(1), pp. 29-50. (doi:10.1007/s40899-017-0094-7)

Banks, D. , Steven, J. K., Berry, J., Burnside, N. and Boyce, A. J. (2019) A combined pumping test and heat extraction/recirculation trial in an abandoned haematite ore mine shaft, Egremont, Cumbria, UK. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 5(1), pp. 51-69. (doi:10.1007/s40899-017-0165-9)

Montcoudiol, N., Banks, D. , Isherwood, C., Gunning, A. and Burnside, N. (2019) Baseline groundwater monitoring for shale gas extraction: definition of baseline conditions and recommendations from a real site (Wysin, Northern Poland). Acta Geophysica, 67(1), pp. 365-384. (doi:10.1007/s11600-019-00254-w)

Miocic, J. M., Gilfillan, S. M.V., Frank, N., Schroeder-Ritzrau, A., Burnside, N. M. and Haszeldine, S. (2019) 420,000 year assessment of fault leakage rates shows geological carbon storage is secure. Scientific Reports, 9, 769. (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36974-0) (PMID:30683881) (PMCID:PMC6347600)

Millar, M. A. , Burnside, N. M. and Yu, Z. (2019) District heating challenges for the UK. Energies, 12(2), 310. (doi:10.3390/en12020310)

Loredo, C., Ordóñez, A., Garcia-Ordiales, E., Álvarez, R., Roqueñi, N., Cienfuegos, P., Peña, A. and Burnside, N.M. (2017) Hydrochemical characterization of a mine water geothermal energy resource in NW Spain. Science of the Total Environment, 576, pp. 59-69. (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.084) (PMID:27780100)

Burnside, N.M. , Banks, D. , Boyce, A.J. and Athresh, A. (2016) Hydrochemistry and stable isotopes as tools for understanding the sustainability of minewater geothermal energy production from a ‘standing column’ heat pump system: Markham Colliery, Bolsover, Derbyshire, UK. International Journal of Coal Geology, 165, pp. 223-230. (doi:10.1016/j.coal.2016.08.021)

Burnside, N. , Banks, D. and Boyce, A. (2016) Sustainability of thermal energy production at the flooded mine workings of the former Caphouse Colliery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. International Journal of Coal Geology, 164, pp. 85-91. (doi:10.1016/j.coal.2016.03.006)

Janson, E., Boyce, A. J. , Burnside, N. and Gzyl, G. (2016) Preliminary investigation on temperature, chemistry and isotopes of mine water pumped in Bytom geological basin (USCB,Southern Poland) as a potential geothermal energy source. International Journal of Coal Geology, 164, pp. 104-114. (doi:10.1016/j.coal.2016.06.007)

Burnside, N. M. and Naylor, M. (2014) Review and implications of relative permeability of CO2/brine systems and residual trapping of CO2. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 23, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.01.013)

Pederson, J., Burnside, N. , Shipton, Z. and Rittenour, T. (2013) Rapid river incision across an inactive fault: implications for patterns of erosion and deformation in the central Colorado Plateau. Lithosphere, 5(5), pp. 513-520. (doi:10.1130/L282.1)

Burnside, N. M. , Shipton, Z., Dockrill, B. and Ellam, R.M. (2013) Man-made versus natural CO2 leakage: a 400 k.y. history of an analogue for engineered geological storage of CO2. Geology, 41(4), pp. 471-474. (doi:10.1130/G33738.1)

Burnside, N. M. , Naylor, M., Kirk, K. and Whittaker, F. (2013) QICS work package 1: migration and trapping of CO2 from a reservoir to the seabed or land surface. Energy Procedia, 37, pp. 4673-4681. (doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.376)

Kampman, N., Burnside, N. M. , Shipton, Z. K., Chapman, H. J., Nicholl, J. A., Ellam, R. M. and Bickle, M.J. (2012) Pulses of carbon dioxide emissions from intracrustal faults following climatic warming. Nature Geoscience, 5(5), pp. 352-358. (doi:10.1038/NGEO1451)

Book Sections

Blackford, J., Hattam, C., Widdicombe, S., Burnside, N. , Naylor, M., Kirk, K., Maul, P. and Wright, I. (2013) CO2 leakage from geological storage facilities: environmental, societal and economic impacts, monitoring and research strategies. In: Gluyas, J. and Mathais, S. (eds.) Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Geoscience, Technologies, Environmental Aspects and Legal Frameworks. Series: Woodhead publishing series in energy (54). Woodhead Publishing, pp. 149-178. ISBN 9780857094278 (doi:10.1533/9780857097279.2.149)

Conference or Workshop Item

Willems, C.J.L. , Westaway, R. and Burnside, N.M. (2019) Hydraulic Connectivity in Pannonian Sandstones of the Mezőberény Geothermal Doublet. European Geothermal Congress 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands, 11-14 Jun 2019.

Montcoudiol, N., Banks, D. , Gunning, A., Isherwood, C., Kelly, T. and Burnside, N. (2018) Assessing Potential Shale Gas Impacts on Groundwater Resources: Recommendations for Groundwater Monitoring and Definition of Baseline Conditions. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 Apr 2018.

Conference Proceedings

Montcoudiol, N., Burnside, N. M. , Teklemariam, E. L. and Boyce, A. (2020) Addressing Essential Hydrogeological and Environmental Constraints for Geothermal Development in East Africa. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Watson, S. M., Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. (2020) Revaluating Glasgow’s Heat Flow Dataset to Account for Corrections for Palaeoclimate: a Case Study of the Maryhill Borehole. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Westaway, R., Burnside, N. M. and Banks, D. (2020) Hydrochemistry of Produced Water from the Pohang EGS Project Site, Korea: Implications for Water-rock Reactions and Associated Changes to the State of Stress Accompanying Hydraulic Fracturing of Granite. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Willems, C. J.L. , Ejderyan, O., Westaway, R. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) Public Perception of Geothermal Energy at the Local Level in the UK. In: World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27 Apr - 01 May 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Roberts, J. J., Stalker, L., Shipton, Z. K. and Burnside, N. M. (2019) What Have We Learnt About CO2 Leakage in the Context of Commercial-Scale CCS? In: 14th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Melbourne, Australia, 21-26 Oct 2018,

Banks, D. , Burnside, N. , Westaway, R., Zimmermann, G. and Hofmann, H. (2019) Exponential Trends in Flowback Chemistry From a Hydraulically Stimulated Deep Geothermal Borehole in Granite; Pohang, South Korea. In: 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference), Tomsk, Russia, 21-26 Jul 2019, (doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20199808001)

Burnside, N. M. , Montcoudiol, N. and Boyce, A. J. (2019) Surface and Groundwater Hydrochemistry in the Mid-Gregory Rift, Kenya: First Impressions and Potential Implications for Geothermal Systems. In: 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference), Tomsk, Russia, 21-26 Jul 2019, 07004. (doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20199807004)

Burnside, N. M. , Rane, S., Yu, G., Ma, H., Montcoudiol, N., Li, W., Teklemariam, E. L., Boyce, A. , He, L. and Yu, Z. (2019) Geothermally Sourced Combined Power and Freshwater Generation for Eastern Africa. In: European Geothermal Congress 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands, 11-14 Jun 2019,

Huenges, E. et al. (2018) Concepts of Soft Stimulation Treatments in Geothermal Reservoirs. In: 42nd GRC Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, USA, 14-17 Oct 2018, pp. 2435-2448. ISBN 9780934412230

Gzyl, G., Banks, D. , Younger, P. , Głodniok, M., Burnside, N. , Garzon, B. and Skalny, A. (2016) Low Carbon After-Life – overview and first results of project LoCAL. In: International Mine Water Association (IMWA) Conference 2016: Mining Meets Water – Conflicts and Solutions, Leipzig, Germany, 11-15 Jul 2016, pp. 593-599. ISBN 9783860125335

This list was generated on Tue Oct 15 01:53:17 2019 BST.

Grants

Selected Grant Awards: Principal Investigator

2018 Scottish Funding Council (SFC) GCRF (SFC/AN/15/2017): Multidisciplinary investigation of the socio-environmental impacts of non-regulated gold mining (NRGM) on communities in Chocó, Colombia.

2017 SFC GCRF (SFC/AN/15/2016): Geothermal Understanding in Developing Economies (GUIDE): Strengthening relationships and building baseline data in the East African Rift Valley.

2017 SFC GCRF (SFC/AN/15/2016): Building Sustainable Futures in Africa: Using Capacity-Strengthening Activities to Design and Pilot Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Research.

2016 EPSRC GCRF ISF (EP/P510968/1): Reconciling low-carbon energy and sustainable water use: geothermal development in Ethiopia.

2015 Glasgow Research Partnership in Engineering: Unconventional & low-carbon energy in Canada: technical, environmental, regulatory and outreach learnings for Europe.

Co-Investigator / WP Lead

2018 - 2020 ESRC-Colciencias (ES/S001883/1): Colombia River Stories: Improving socio-environmental understandings for building sustainable peace PI: Dr Mo Hume, School of Political and Social Sciences.

2018 SFC GCRF (SFC/AN/15/2017): An Integrated Energy System for co-generation of electricity and heat for drying agricultural products. PI Nader Karimi, School of Engineering.

2017 - 2020 EPSRC GCRF (EP/P028829/1): Geothermally Sourced Combined Power and Freshwater Generation for Eastern Africa (Combi-Gen) PI: Dr Zhibin Yu, School of Engineering.

2017 - 2019 British Academy GCRF (CI170271): Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) PI: Prof Mike Osbourne, School of Education.

2015 - 2018 EU H2020 LCE (Η2020-LCE-2014-1-640896)*: Shale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks (SHEER).

2016 - 2020 EU H2020 LCE (H2020-LCE-2015-2-691728)*: Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs (DESTRESS).

2014 - 2017 EU H2020 RFCS (RFCR-CT-2014-00001)*: Low-carbon after-life for coal mines (LOCAL).

 

*Grants awarded to Prof Paul Younger. I was supported by project consortia and advanced to formal Glasgow lead following Paul's retirement.


Supervision

I lead a thriving and dynamic research group of 2 PDRA's and 5 PhD's. I have previously / currently supervise PhD students tackling the following challenges:

  • Utilisation of shallow ground water resources for heating / cooling applications
  • Assessment of deep geothermal resources in Central Scotland
  • Thermal behaviour of deep ground waters
  • Evaluation and application of mine water geothermal
  • Integration of renewable heat resources into district heating networks

If you are keen to work in areas corresponding to my research interests above, then please get in touch. I particularly welcome correspondence from prospective students with an interest in challenge-led multi-disciplinary approaches.  


Teaching

Courses:

  • ENG2080: Geology for Civil Engineers 2
  • ENG4173: Renewable Energy 4

Management:

  • Course leader of ENG2080: Geology for Civil Engineers 2