Mr Antoni Milodowski

Mr Antoni Milodowski

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3548

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  •  2010 – ongoing : Principal Investigator (BGS) for the NERC Consortium Grant Project: BIogeochemical Gradients and RADionuclide transport (BIGRAD)
  •  2009 – ongoing : Project Leader: Permo-Triassic Reservoirs and Stoarge Cross-Cutting Project (PTReS)
  •  2005 – ongoing : Manager, Petrography & Microanalysis Laboratory Section
  •  1983 – ongoing : Project leader for various research projects within: radioactive waste management, hydrocarbon reservoir characterisation, geothermal energy, environmental geochemistry and mineralogy, carbon capture and storage, depleted uranium in the environment
  •  1981 – ongoing : Research petrologist and mineralogist, specialist working on rock-water interaction processes, radioactivity and radionuclide behaviour in the environment, geological disposal of radioactive waste, carbon capture and storage and hydrocarbon reservoir and aquifer characterisation.
  •  1978 : BSc (Hons) Geology, University of London
  •  1978 –1981 : Post-graduate research in thermal analysis, King's College, University of London


  • Gas hydrate petrography
  • Petrography and mineralogy
  • Petrology of faults, fractured rock and hydrothermal mineralisation
  • Project and laboratory management
  • Sedimentary petrology and diagenetic analysis
  • Specialist in scanning electron microscopy (SEM: including environmental SEM and cryogenic SEM), cathodoluminescence microscopy and spectroscopy, optical microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, X-ray microanalysis, autoradiography

Research interests

  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Environmental mineralogy and geochemistry
  • Fault and fractured rock characterisation
  • Gas hydrates
  • Hydrocarbon reservoir and aquifer characterisation
  • Hydrothermal alteration and reactions in geothermal systems
  • Natural analogue systems
  • Natural radioactivity, and uranium mineralogy and behaviour in the environment
  • Palaeohydrogeology
  • Permo-Triassic aquifer and reservoir systems
  • Radioactive waste disposal and geological containment
  • Radionuclide migration and retardation
  • Rock-water interaction and fluid-flow pathways
  • Sedimentary petrology and diagenesis

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

  • Committee member of the Environmental Mineralogy Group (Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of the Geologist’s Association
  • Member the Natural Analogue Working Group (NAWG)

Published outputs

Key papers

COOMBS, P.,  WAGNER, D., BATEMAN, K., HARRISON, H., MILODOWSKI, A.E. NOY, D. and WEST, J.M.  2010.  The role of biofilms in subsurface transport processes. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 43, 131-139.

MILODOWSKI, A.E.; CONSTANTINOU, C.A.; ALEXANDER, W.R.; RIGAS, M.; TWEED, C.J.; SELLIN, P.; KORKEAKOSKI, P.; KEMP, S.J.; RUSHTON, J.C.  2009. Reaction of bentonite in low alkali cement leachates : preliminary results from the Cyprus Natural Analogue Project (CNAP). In: International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management ICEM 2009, Liverpool, UK, 11-15 Oct 2009. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

ROCHELLE, C.A., CAMPS, A.P., BATEMAN, K., GUNN, D., JACKSON, P., LONG, D., LOVELL, M.A., MILODOWSKI A.E., and REES, J.  2009.  Can CO2 hydrate assist in the underground storage of carbon dioxide? In Sediment-hosted gas hydrates: new insights on natural and synthetic systems€™ (D. LONG, J. REES, M. LOVELL and C.A. ROCHELLE eds). Geological Society Special Publication No. 319, 171-183.

JONES, D.; KERSHAW, P.J.; McMAHON, C.A.; MILODOWSKI, A.E.; MURRAY, M.; HUNT, G.J.  2007.  Changing patterns of radionuclide distribution in Irish Sea subtidal sediments. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 96,  63-74.

KINNIBURGH, D.G., NEWELL, A.J., DAVIES, J., SMEDLEY, P.L., MILODOWSKI, A.E., INGRAM, J.A., MERRIN, P.D.  The arsenic concentration in groundwater from the Abbey Arms Wood observation borehole, Delamere, Cheshire, UK.  In:  Tellam, J.H. and Barker, R.D. (editors).  2006.  Fluid Flow and Solute Movement in Sandstones: The Onshore UK Permo-Triassic Red Bed Sequence.  Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 263, 265-284.

TUCK, V. A., EDYVEAN, R. G.J., WEST, J. M., BATEMAN, K., COOMBS, P., MILODOWSKI, A. E. and McKERVEY, J. A.  2006. Biologically induced clay formation in subsurface granitic environments. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 90, 123-133.

CAVE, M R, MILODOWSKI, A E, and FRIEL, E N.  2004.  Evaluation of a method for Identification of Host Physico-chemical Phases for Trace Metals and Measurement of their Solid-Phase Partitioning in Soil Samples by Nitric Acid Extraction and Chemometric Mixture Resolution. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, Vol. 4, 71-86.

ROCHELLE, C.A., CZERNICHOWSKI-LAURIOL, I., and MILODOWSKI A.E.  2004.  The impact of chemical reactions on CO2 storage in geological formations: a brief review. In Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide€™ (S. Baines and R.H. Worden, eds). Geological Society Special Publication No. 233, 87-106.

MILODOWSKI, A.E., GILLESPIE, M.R., NADEN, J., G., FORTEY, N.J., SHEPHERD, T.J., PEARCE, J.M. and METCALFE, R.  1998.  The petrology and paragenesis of fracture mineralization in the Sellafield area, west Cumbria.  Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 52, 215-241.