Name: Lewis Rose
Project title: Variability of gas diffusion in soils: what can we learn from a naturally-occurring tracer?
Where based: University of Nottingham / British Geological Survey
Growing up I enjoyed a great deal of exposure to nature and so have always cared a lot about environmental issues. I have a master’s degree in Natural Sciences from UoN, where I held a BP STEM scholarship for four years. My MSci project was in synthetic organic chemistry – the target synthesis of an anti-cancer natural product.
I’m also an inline skater and part of the university’s competitive racing team. We attend several events in the UK as well as international races (link below)!
I’m conducting long-term measurement of radon gas concentration in soils and creating computer models of its diffusion within the system. I plan to use these models to predict the diffusion behaviour of other gases, which for various reasons are not as easily measured in the field. I also hope to use this project to address other modern environmental problems, such as providing a cheap and effective early warning system for areas at high risk of landslides.