Welcome to Vitamin CCS, a science blog covering mostly my own academic work as a PhD student investigating environmental issues in the field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), but also science coverage which interest me (mostly environmental and energy related).
I am a mature student, having previously studied for a computer science degree (failed), environmental geoscience degree (passed) and a CCS masters degree, which led into my PhD. Between undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, I worked for four years as a geotechnical engineer-cum-environmental consultant at a small Edinburgh-based engineering firm. I have had many varied non-geo jobs in my time, including working for a private investigator in America, fixing computers, working in a cinema, and fettling clay pottery!
A useful start might be here: What’s my PhD all about? (Part 1). I am currently funded by both the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Scottish Power, and study at the University of Edinburgh. The views expressed on this blog are my own and are not necessarily representative of the those held by my university or funding organisations.
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