Heriot-Watt staff

Co-director Lyell Centre

Dr Thomas Wagner

Dr Thomas Wagner
Co-director, Lyell Centre
Professor of earth system science, EGIS
Email: T.Wagner@hw.ac.uk
Phone (direct): +44 (0)131 451 3300

Heriot-Watt staff in September 2017

Professors

Dr Andreas Bush

Dr Andreas Busch
Professor of earth sciences — geoenergy
Phone: +44 (0) 131 451 3035
Email: a.busch@hw.ac.uk

Dr Alex Poulton

Dr Alex Poulton
Associate professor in biological oceanography, marine ecology and biogeochemistry
Phone: +44 (0) 131 451 3891
Email: A.Poulton@hw.ac.uk

Dr Andrew K. Sweetman

Dr Andrew K Sweetman
Associate professor in marine benthic ecology,
leader of the Marine Benthic Ecology and In-Situ Technology Group
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3993
Email: A.Sweetman@hw.ac.uk

Dr Qingping Zou

Dr Qingping Zou
Professor of risk, hazards and uncertainty
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 451 4417
Email q.zou@hw.ac.uk

Research staff and fellows

Dr Juliane Bischoff

Dr Juliane Bischoff
Laboratory manager, geosciences
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3260
Email: J.Bischoff@hw.ac.uk

Heidi L Burdett

Dr Heidi L Burdett
Lyell research fellow
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 451 3912
Email: h.burdett@hw.ac.uk

Joe Casillo

Joe Casillo
ENI lab technician
Email: j.casillo@hw.ac.uk

Dr Sabine den Hartog

Dr Sabine den Hartog
Lyell research fellow
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 451 3845
Email: s.den_Hartog@hw.ac.uk

Dr Onoriode Esegbue

Dr Onoriode Esegbue
Postdoctoral researcher
Geosciences Group
Email: o.esegbue@hw.ac.uk

Dr Babette Hoogakker

Dr Babette Hoogakker
Lyell research fellow
Phone: +44 (0) 131 451 3912
Email: B.Hoogakker@hw.ac.uk

Dr Clayton Magill

Dr Clayton Magill
Lyell research fellow
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3839
Email: C.Magill@hw.ac.uk

Dr Ryan Pereira

Dr Ryan Pereira
Lyell research fellow
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3537
Email: R.Pereira@hw.ac.uk

Dr Kristina Peterson

Dr Kristina Peterson
Geosciences laboratory manager
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3260
Email: KP35@hw.ac.uk

Dr Jennifer Pratscher

Dr Jennifer Pratscher
Lyell research fellow
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 451 3370
Email: J.Pratscher@hw.ac.uk

Dr Julia R. de Rezende

Dr Julia R de Rezende
Lyell research fellow
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 451 3839
Email: j.de.rezende@hw.ac.uk

Dr Sofie Voerman

Dr Sofie Voerman
Postdoctoral researcher
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3713
Email: S.Voerman@hw.ac.uk

Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson
Wolfson Climate Change Aquarium technician
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3547
Email: pw23@hw.ac.uk

Dr Stephanie Zihms

Dr Stephanie Zihms
Postdoctoral research associate
Email: s.zihms@hw.ac.uk

Yihuai Zhang

Yihuai Zhang
Coming soon: postdoctoral research associate for H2020 EU project 'SECURe — subsurface evaluation of CCS and unconventional risks'

PhD students

Iain Anderson

Iain Anderson
Postgraduate student
Researching the effects of shale mineralogy, fabric and microstructure on its geomechanical and geophysical properties, focusing on the Bowland Shale of onshore England
Email: ia205@hw.ac.uk

Georgy Borisochev

Georgy Borisochev
Postgraduate student
Bridging pore scales in mudrocks to predict fluid flow from micropores to fractures
Email: gb168@hw.ac.uk

Marta Maria Cecchetto

Marta Maria Cecchetto
Postgraduate student
Ecosystem-wide survey across the deep sea-floor biome of the Clarion Clipperton Zone to help assess and manage the impacts of polymetallic nodule mining and climate chang.
Email: mc118@hw.ac.uk

Amanda Gray

Amanda Gray
Postgraduate student (NERC Oil & Gas CDT)
Examining the sedimentological genesis and architectures of sand wave and contourite-influenced deposits, offshore Senegal
Email: ag115@hw.ac.uk

Rob Harbour

Rob Harbour
Postgraduate student
Biological communities associated with organic falls in deep Norwegian fjords
Email: rph2@hw.ac.uk

Beau Marsh

Beau Marsh
Postgraduate student
Role of the world's deepest living marine algae in the global carbon cycle
Email: bcm2@hw.ac.uk

Will McMinn

Will McMinn
Postgraduate student
Autonomous insights into algal nutrient uptake
Email: wrm3@hw.ac.uk

Melanie Mertesdorf

Melanie Mertesdorf
Postgraduate student
High-sulphur source rock systems — expanding the potential of unconventional resources
Email: mvm4@hw.ac.uk

Annabell Moser

Annabell Moser
Postgraduate student
Developing the next generation of sediment profile imaging camera/ planar optode system for use on autonomous platforms
Email: am331@hw.ac.uk

Lena Narman

Lena Narman
Postgraduate student
Carbon transfer across the river-shelf-basin transect into the South China Sea
Email: lsn1@hw.ac.uk

Cornelia Simon Nutbrown

Cornelia Simon Nutbrown
Postgraduate student
Using genetics, physiology and modelling to improve marine ecosystem conservation
Email: ccs3@hw.ac.uk

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips
Postgraduate student
Fluid transport in fractures of caprocks for CO2 storage
Email: tp45@hw.ac.uk

Sahriza Salwani Bt Md Shah

Sahriza Salwani Bt Md Shah
Postgraduate student
Implication of mineralogical and petrophysical property changes on the mechanical integrity of reservoir and seal rocks for safe CO2 storage
Email: sahriza_mdshah@petronas.com.my

Xiang Shi

Xiang Shi
Postgraduate student
Understanding the role of diverse microbial populations in reservoir souring and microbially induced corrosion
Email: xs6@hw.ac.uk

Lavinia Maria Stancampiano

Lavinia Maria Stancampiano
Postgraduate student
Reconstructing early human landscape: combined organic matter-mineral insights to terrestrial ecohydrology
Email: LS80@hw.ac.uk

Bruce Steel

Bruce Steel
Postgraduate student
Microbial lignocellulose degradation in the environment
Email: bs54@hw.ac.uk

Apiradee Suwannathong

Apiradee Suwannathong
Postgraduate student
Characterisation of the effect of pore characteristics in different depositional settings on gas flow mechanism in shale reservoirs by digital rock analysis
Email: A-S1@hw.ac.uk

Sara Trojahn

Sara Trojahn
Postgraduate student
The role of dissolved organic matter in atmosphere-land-ocean interactions
Email: st78@hw.ac.uk

Naomi Villiot

Naomi Villiot
Postgraduate student
Unlocking the inner cell: elemental stoichiometry of coccolithophores
Email: nv53@hw.ac.uk

Milena Wales

Milena Wales
Postgraduate student
Quantifying the biological effects of leakage from carbon capture and storage sites to optimise early warning indicators for CO2 leakage
Email: mzw1@hw.ac.uk

Helge Winkelbauer

Helge Winkelbauer
Postgraduate student
Lessons from the past: deoxygenation of the ocean
Email: HAW2@hw.ac.uk

Guests

Dr Wei Li

Dr Wei Li
Dr Li is working with Dr Andreas Busch on coal sorption and coal permeability until November 2018.
Email: WL53@hw.ac.uk

Dr Zeinab Smillie

Dr Zeinab Smillie
Zeinab Smillie is Daphne Jackson/NERC Research Fellow with an expertise in mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry. Zeinab's current research concentrates on deep-water sedimentary systems and processes, especially the contourite deposits from the IODP Expedition 339 on Mediterranean outflow.
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 3845
Email: z.smillie@hw.ac.uk

Dr James Spray
James recently finished his PhD at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton and has come to the Lyell to assist PhD student Sara Trojahn and Dr Ryan Pereira with characterising the behaviour of organic matter during atmosphere-land-river interactions in peat-dominated catchments.

Dr Youzhou Wei

Dr Youzhou Wei
Dr Wei is an associate professor and head of the department of international economics and trade at Shanghai Ocean University in China. He is researching the offshore wind power industry support policy and its mechanism, along with Heriot-Watt's Professor Mark Schaffer and Professor Qingping Zou of the Lyell Centre.
Email: YW91@hw.ac.uk

Yuyin Yang

Yuyin Yang
Yuyin is a visiting PhD student working with Dr Jennifer Pratscher, on methanotrophs in freshwater lakes.
Email: yy42@hw.ac.uk

Fieldwork on a bridge