Bryony Anderson

Bryony Anderson

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Manufactured Nanoparticles: Assessing the Mobility of a Future Class of Contaminant in Groundwater

Supervisors: Professor John Tellam, Mr Michael Riley, Dr Joanna Renshaw, Mr Fraser McNeil-Watson

Bryony Anderson is undertaking doctoral research into the mobility of manufactured nanoparticles in Permo-Triassic sandstone. She is using state-of-the-art characterization techniques to evaluate the electrokinetic properties of intact sandstone surfaces and manufactured nanoparticle dispersions with the aim of using this data to inform on the interactions between the two.


MSci Earth Sciences (Hons)

MSc Hydrogeology (Distinction)


Bryony studied Earth Sciences as an undergraduate, undertaking an undergraduate Masters at the University of Manchester. An interest in contaminant hydrogeology was developed during her Masters dissertation focusing on the mineralogical source of arsenic in shallow aquifer waters in Cambodia and West Bengal. She then completed a Masters in Hydrogeology at the University of Birmingham, with project work on the behaviour of silica nanoparticles in column studies using Permo-Triassic sandstone feeding into the PhD research topic.


Rowland, H. A. L.; Pederick, R. L.; Polya, D. A.; Pancost, R. D.; Van Dongen, B. E.; Gault, A. G.; Vaughan, D. J.; Bryant, C.; Anderson, B.; Lloyd, J. R. 2007. The control of organic matter on microbially mediated iron reduction and arsenic release in shallow alluvial aquifers, Cambodia. Geobiology, 5, 281-292.