Welcome to the Stephen Carr Homepage!
After growing up on the Norfolk Cambridgeshire border i decided to travel further afield for University. I spent four years at Newcastle University, firstly completely a Bsc (Hons) in Geography attaining a 2.1, before winning a full NERC scholarship to study an Msc in the 'Sustainable Managment of the Water Environment.' I graduated from this in December 2007 gaining the grade of Merit.
Feeling the need to travel even further afield I moved to Penicuik, a small town to the South of Edinburgh in 2007. The reason for moving was to begin a NERC funded PhD at the University of Edinburgh, which I began in September 2007.
The PhD follows on from work conducted by Kate Heal et al., into developing the re-use potential of a minewater waste product; ochre. Ochre is rich in Iron hydroxides and is formed in minewater settling lagoons as Iron rich water precipitates and is deposited as a sludge.Phosphorus compounds show a high affinity to these Iron hydoxides, which has been shown previously in soil chemistry, and is therefore a viable technique to reduce phosphorus concentrations in aquatic conditions. Further information available in the PhD section!
Now moving into my third year of research, I spend my time in the laboratory, the field or computing data in chemical models.