Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: John

Contact Surname: Caulfield

Contact Address:

School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering Queen's University Belfast David Keir Building 39-123 Stranmillis Rd Belfast BT9 5AG

Telephone Contact Number: +442890975633

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: john.caulfield@qub.ac.uk

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Queen's University Belfast

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/eerc/OurPeople/ResearchStaff/GroundwaterGroup/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I am a geologist with a strong research background in geochemistry. I have a wealth of experience in geochemical and isotopic characterisation techniques using state of the art ultra-clean laboratory techniques and data acquisition including whole rock geochemistry (XRF, XRD, ICP-MS), in-situ sample analysis and imaging (EMPA, SEM) and low-level isotope ratio determinations (TIMS, MC-ICP-MS). I have worked extensively on rock sample suites from Tonga, PNG, Borneo and New Zealand. I am currently using powder XRD and FTIR techniques to investigate the impacts of secondary clay weathering products on the hydrological properties of poorly productive Irish aquifers under the Griffith programme. I am also using a portable field XRF instrument to constrain the influence of heavy metal contamination on wetland ecosystems.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Groundwater Geochemistry Weathering Mineralogy Petrography Hydrochemistry Hydrology Hydrogeological Environment Hard-rock Aquifers Baseline

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Closing the water cycle gap

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

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Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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