Dr Michael Muir

  • Lecturer (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

After growing up in rural Dumfriesshire I moved to Glasgow and completed my undergraduate degree in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in 2013. I went on to study my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, investigating the interactions between natural organic matter and anthropogenic radionuclides in soils and sediments.

Now back at the University of Glasgow, and back on home turf living just outside Dumfries, my role involves managing the Environmental Teaching lab, undertaking analysis of various environmental samples, overseeing undergraduate research projects, teaching practical lab skills and supporting teaching on the Environmental Science and Sustainability degree program. 

 

Research interests

My previous research involved investigating the interaction of natural organic matter with uranium and radiocarbon from natural and anthropogenic sources. As part of this research I used a broad range of analytical techiniques to characterise natural organic matter, such as 1H-NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis, radiocarbon dating and mass spectrometry techniques as well as inorganic analysis of heavy metals using ICP-OES, ICP-MS and XAS and radionuclides by gamma spectrometry. 

Since starting work at the University of Glasgow I have been working on increasing the analytical capabilities of the environmental teaching lab. It is now possible to carry out a range of environmental analyses in the lab on samples such as soil, water and plant material with recent additions being heavy metal analysis by anodic stripping voltammetry and CO2 flux for water BOD and soil incubations.

Publications

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2022

Muir, M. (2022) Making Soil Science Accessible: Low Cost Soil Analysis Using Digital Image Colorimetry (DIC). 22nd World Congress of Soil Science, Glasgow, Scotland, 31 Jul - 05 Aug 2022. (In Press)

Vincent, M. A. , Muir, M. R. and Wood, B. L. (2022) Stories From a Remote Campus: Boosting Student Success Through Innovative Online Delivery. Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the Spotlight: Where Next for Enhancing Student Success?, Newcastle, UK, 05-07 Jul 2022. (In Press)

2020

Fuller, A. J. et al. (2020) Organic complexation of U(VI) in reducing soils at a natural analogue site: implications for uranium transport. Chemosphere, 254, 126859. (doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126859)

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Articles

Fuller, A. J. et al. (2020) Organic complexation of U(VI) in reducing soils at a natural analogue site: implications for uranium transport. Chemosphere, 254, 126859. (doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126859)

Conference or Workshop Item

Muir, M. (2022) Making Soil Science Accessible: Low Cost Soil Analysis Using Digital Image Colorimetry (DIC). 22nd World Congress of Soil Science, Glasgow, Scotland, 31 Jul - 05 Aug 2022. (In Press)

Vincent, M. A. , Muir, M. R. and Wood, B. L. (2022) Stories From a Remote Campus: Boosting Student Success Through Innovative Online Delivery. Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the Spotlight: Where Next for Enhancing Student Success?, Newcastle, UK, 05-07 Jul 2022. (In Press)

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Supervision

  • MA, Tao
    Green Space and Social Wellbeing: identifying how green space perceived, its quality characteristics and value to communities in Scotland