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Helen Carney

Helen Carney

About Helen Carney

Dr Helen Carney's research interests include:

  • microbiology of polluted and extreme environments
  • bioremediation of polluted environments
  • developing molecular techniques for analysing microbial ecology
  • using nano-materials in remediation
  • developing chemical analysis and biosensor techniques for assessing contaminated land and water
  • developing 'green and biodegradable' products in manufacturing.

Research interests and activities

Research projects

  • Clemance, Teesside University - Bio-recycling: Resource recovery and reduction of oily hazardous wastes via biosurfactant washing and bioremediation, Defra-funded research project (2006-07)
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, FirstFaraday Indigenous microbial response to in situ remedial technologies project (2005)
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, Cranfield University, BP Industrial and FirstFaraday - Formulation of biologically treatable metalworking fluids, EPSRC CASE Studentship (2002-05)