John Gaffney

Course: PhD in The role of dissolved organic carbon in controlling the formation and stability of Iron colloids in natural waters, and implications for contaminant transport.

"After spending a couple of years working in the water industry I felt that I needed a new challenge. I therefore looked around for vacancies and after reading the project description of the PhD studentship I am currently undertaking, I knew this was the route for me."


"The studentship appealed to me as it included both field work and laboratory based research in an area of environmental science which I feel is hugely relevant both now and in the future if contaminant movement and fate is to be understood.

"I have spent all of my academic life at the University of Manchester and had a great time both academically and socially. From an academic point of view, the department is very well equipped in terms of its research facilities and therefore I knew it would be a great environment for me to get the most out of my phD. Socially, the city has something for everyone and in my case being a lover of guitar music there is plenty of opportunity to listen to new artists every night of the week."

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