In 2016, I graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc in Environmental Science. I focussed on my interest in renewable energy and marine biology. After graduating I secured a job as an analytical chemist for Slickers Recycling Ltd. which gave me industry level lab experience as well as providing me with a wide range of knowledge in analytical methods.
I am currently researching the use of aquatic macrophytes in phytoremediation and their use as alternative fuels in developing countries. Increased agricultural run-off in developing countries has led significant increase in invasive macrophytes which can be disruptive and damaging to local ecosytems. These macrophytes are under exploited and could be used as a feedstock for bioenergy and other by-products. I believe that bioenergy and by-products have a significant role to play in the future energy market, especially in developing countries where biomass is still a significant fuel source.
- Environmental Science BSc