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Visiting Professor - University of Exeter (Environment & Sustainability Institute)
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Professor Bernd Lottermoser graduated with a Diploma of Science and a PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1990. In his varied career he has worked in industry, and in research and academic roles at Australian, German and British universities. His work has been recognised by a German Humboldt Research Fellowship, an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship of the European Union, and an Endeavour Executive Award and the Michael Daly Award for Excellence in Science Communication from the Australian Government. Bernd has written more than 130 publications as well as a geological guidebook on northern Australia and an acclaimed textbook on mine wastes published by Springer. The textbook is in its third edition and is used widely around the world, including for legal cases presented in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Bernd has an eclectic range of research interests that revolve around the environmental behaviour of trace metals. He has initiated and led numerous research projects on behalf of research councils, industry and government agencies. He has 25 years' experience in environmental geochemistry and has worked on projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Germany, Spain and the UK. His current research interests focus on mineralogical, geochemical and biogeochemical aspects of degraded lands, mine site rehabilitation and mines wastes.
2012 PhD Supervision
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
22 January, 2015