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New lecturer in Environmental Science joins the ERI academic team

We are delighted to welcome Dr Andre Banning who has just joined the UCC School of BEES as a newly appointed Lecturer in Environmental Science and is also one of our newest ERI Academics.

Andre is a geologist educated at the University of Münster, Germany. He obtained his PhD from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, working on accumulation and mobilization processes of geogenic arsenic and uranium in different sedimentary environments. He then moved to Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, where he completed his postdoctoral fellowship with a habilitation on the occurrence and fate of trace and minor elements in used aquifer systems, and was appointed as a Lecturer in Applied Geology afterwards.

In Andre’s own words- “My research has an aqueous geochemical focus, mainly on the investigation of sources, mobility, transport and risk assessment of inorganic substances in the environment and their impact on water resources. Thereby, my major interests cover minor and trace elements as well as nutrient cycling. I apply combinations of multi-scale field and laboratory methods, supported by suitable modelling tools.”

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