You may now call me ‘Doctor’

The rule is that nothing’s official until it’s been blogged about. Thus, in this spirit, I would like to announce that I am now Dr. Carruthers! This is despite having successfully defended the thesis at my Viva at the end of February with only minor corrections. But having now submitted those corrections, and now in…

GHGT12 poster crowd

EGU 2016 posters

This weekend I’m heading off to Vienna for the annual EGU general meeting, which runs 18-22 April. This is the last conference I will be attending as a PhD student, having passed my Viva at the end of February and heading for a June graduation. I’m presenting two posters at sessions ERE2.1 on Tuesday 19th…

North Berwick

Some relevant recent news

There has been an unfortunate lack of activity on this blog recently. I’ve been kept busy with various things, not least preparing for my PhD Viva tomorrow (the defence of my thesis). Fingers crossed that it goes well, and that the next time I write a post it will be as ‘Doctor’ Carruthers. In the…

1,557 days later…

There has been little activity on this blog for most of this year. The reason? I’ve been busy writing my PhD thesis! And now, finally, I have submitted it. Well, it was submitted a couple of weeks ago now; December 16th 2015 to be precise. That was 1,557 ± 7 days since I started my doctorate…

CCS in the UK: Tits up and no one is a winner

Today George Osborne surprised everyone by announcing that the £1bn ring-fenced pot of cash for carbon capture and storage deployment in the UK was being scrapped with immediate effect as part of the Government’s spending review. Much has already been written this afternoon about the announcement, which I think seemed to catch everyone off guard. BBC: UK government…

A personal take on GHGT12, Austin TX

Finally! I was diligent enough to write about my poster presentation on the final day of the conference, and I’ve previously submitted some quick thoughts to Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS). But I’ve only just got around to writing about my overall conference experience here since I’ve been busy making a start on writing my…

IEA GHGT12 poster

GHGT12 Conference Poster

GHGT12, the biennial and largest conference on carbon capture and storage in the world, finishes today in Austin, Texas. I had the pleasure to attend this year to present my poster entitled “Metal mobility during UK North Sea geological CO2 storage“. I’ll write up a bit more about the conference itself when I get back…