The REMEDIATE project is coordinated by Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland, and brings together a multidisciplinary network of research teams from academia and industry to provide innovative research opportunities to PhD students working on risk assessment and remediation projects across Europe. The aim is to explore cost-effective and sustainable remediation of contaminated land. As part of the ongoing partnership, RSK invited REMEDIATE student Tatiana to enhance current research and to provide an insight into how RSK is using its research in risk assessment and remediation projects.
Tatiana (right) with RSK senior geoenvironmental engineer Chris Larkin (left)
The experience was a great opportunity for Tatiana to see how her bioaccessibility studies are used in RSK’s work and enabled her to attend a quantitative risk assessment call. It also allowed RSK to build on the lectures that RSK chief scientist Lucy Thomas and principal hydrogeologist Mel Lyons gave to a group of REMEDIATE students 18 months ago, which explained how their research is used in delivering risk-based remediation solutions to our clients.
Tatiana (right) with RSK principal consultant Joanna Wilding (left)
Tatiana in RSK’s petrography laboratory
Since partnering with REMEDIATE, RSK has provided various research opportunities to the students. The quantitative risk assessment team in Hemel Hempstead hosted a couple of REMEDIATE students to help them understand how data are collected and used in project work, and RemedX has worked with one of the students whose project is more remediation focused.
We look forward to collaborating with more students in the future.
For more information on REMEDIATE, please visit the website.