BUFI alumni 2003

BUFI has proudly been supporting PhD students since 1993 with some 130 BUFI students completing their PhDs with support from BGS and this number grows every year. Listed below, by their year of completion, are most of our ex-students (where we have details). In early 2016 we undertook an internet-based investigation to find out what our ex-students were doing in 2016. Where we have this information it is listed thus providing a snapshot of the different types of roles our ex-BUFI students held in both academia and industry in 2016. For up to date information on what our ex-students are doing post-2016 please follow their LinkedIn or web links.

If you are a past student and would like anything adding to your PhD entry such as an abstract, photo, what you are doing post-PhD or any links then please get in touch with the BUFI team.


Matthew Hooper

Project title: Understanding basin evolution in strike-slip settings

BGS Supervisor: Alison Monaghan and Mike Browne

University Supervisor: John Underhill, Leicester

What were they doing in 2016? Director at Soiltechnics Ltd.

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Jonathon Lee

Project title: Pre-glacial sediments in northern East Anglia

BGS Supervisor: Brian Moorlock

University Supervisor: J Rose, London Royal Holloway

What were they doing in 2016? Quaternary Geologist, the British Geological Survey.

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Majdi Mansour

Project title: Development & application of R-theta-Z numerical model to the analysis of complex pumping tests

BGS Supervisor: Andrew Hughes

University Supervisor: A E F Spink, Birmingham

What were they doing in 2016? Groundwater Modeller for the British Geological Survey.

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Duncan James Parkes

Project title: Storage and cycling of organic carbon in Holocene coastal sediments - Eastern England

BGS Supervisor: Peter Balson

University Supervisor: Julian Andrews, East Anglia

What were they doing in 2016? Head of Procurement, The Jordans and Ryvita Company.

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Rebeca Santamaria-Fernandez

Project title: Development of a new test using chemometric identification of substrates and metal distributions (CISMeD) for studying contaminants in soils and sediments

BGS Supervisor: Mark Cave

University Supervisor: S J Hill, Plymouth

What were they doing in 2016? Corporate Partnerships Manager, Faculty of Engineering and Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College London.

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Imperial College London

Kay Smith (nee McManus)

Project title: Thermal urban geoscience surveying

BGS Supervisor: Stuart Marsh

University Supervisor: D Donoghue, Durham

What were they doing in 2016? Remote Sensing Geologist for the British Geological Survey.

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Contacts for further information

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