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 Becca Kirk

Becca Kirk

PhD student

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I'm a PhD student at the Camborne School of Mines with supervision from Dr Laura Newsome and Prof. Karen Hudson-Edwards. My research looks into the potential role of microorganisms in lithium mining, the overall biogeochemistry of lithium and the environmental impacts of lithium mining. 

I'm part of the GeoNetZero CDT programme which focuses on the use of geosciences to aid in goals of a net zero carbon economy and the improvement and research into renewable energy sources and usage. 


2017-2020: BSc in Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry from University of York 

2020/21: MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology from University of York


Research interests

  • Waste valorisation and remediation technqiues 
  • Metal recovery techniques and biorecovery methods 
  • Environmental impacts and improvements in sustainable technology


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