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Stuart Gilfillan

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Manchester
Deep Magmatic Degassing and the Colorado Uplift
Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow
Earth Science

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Geological Society of London, FGS

Current Research Interests

CO2 capture and storage (CCS), monitoring of unconventional gas (shale gas, coal bed methane & underground coal gasification), climate change mitigation technologies, noble gas and stable isotope geochemistry

My research in a nutshell

In this video Stuart describes how he his research into the chemical fingerprints contained in natural gases can be used to find out how natural carbon dioxide (CO2) is stored, how long it has been stored for and how lessons can be learned from this for secure CO2 storage as part of the CCS process. He also describes how chemical fingerprints in methane can be used to find out if any increase in methane levels in waters has originated from natural or unconventional gas production (shale gas, coal bed methane or underground coal gasification).

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