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EM Prof Stan Van Den Berg PhD, MSc eng

Professor School of Environmental Sciences

Research

Research Interest 1

Metal speciation in the marine or freshwater environment. Availability of metal species to microorganisms.
Development of sensors for the detection of metals in natural waters.
Research necessity: development of methods to determine the chemical speciation of metals in seawater.
Current research aimed at identification of what ligands are responsible for complexation of iron in the marine system. Voltammetric is used to detect iron-humic species (whether terrestrial or from marine origin) directly in seawater without the need for prior separation. Similarly copper binding thiols have been detected in seawater and are found to be wide spread.

Research Grants

Iron in the marine environment (IRON AGES).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

April 2000 - September 2003

Organic matter and metals in the Rhine (COMET).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

April 2000 - March 2003

European Mountain Lake Ecosystems: regionalisation, diagnostics and socio-economic evaluation (EMERGE).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

February 2000 - January 2003

Nature of copper and iron complexing ligands in the marine system

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

January 2014 - December 2015

Iron speciation in seawater.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

August 2004 - August 2007

Voltammetric Determination of Metal Speciation in Natural Waters (SPECIATION).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

September 2002 - December 2005

Development of sustainable and cost effective water quality management technology for the aquaculture industry

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

January 2013 - February 2015

Electroanalysis of Metals and Sufide in Natural Waters Using Microelectrodes (ELECTROSPEC).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

August 2002 - January 2007

Development of micro-benthic chamber with built-in micro-sensors.

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

December 2004 - December 2007

Research Collaborations

Pascal Salaun

Internal

Pascal is an EPSRC Research Fellow who is working in my lab. We are collaborating in research and through co-supervision of PhD students