Dr. Gareth T W Law

Lecturer in Analytical Radiochemistry, School of Chemistry, Centre for Radiochemistry Research


Professional Biography
PhD Geochemistry – SAMS-UHI / Open University.
1st class BSc (hons) Environmental Geoscience – Edinburgh.

  • subsurface processes (geochemical and microbiological)
  • radionuclide (Tc, U, Np, and Pu) behaviour.

Prior to moving to the RCRD, Dr. Law held a similar position at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds.

Specific Research Interests

  • Geological Disposal
  • Radionuclide biogeochemistry
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Bioremediation

Publications

  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Lloyd, JR; Livens, FR; Boothman, C; Begg, J; Burke, ITB; Charnock, JM; Denecke, MA; Rothe, J; Dardenne, K; Morris, K (Submitted: Environmental Science and Technology). Geomicrobial redox cycling of the transuranic element neptunium.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Morris, K (Accepted for Publication: Geomicrobiol. J.). Microbially mediated redox cycling of Uranium in UK nuclear site sediments.
  • Geissler, A; Law, GTW; Boothman, C; Morris, K; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR (Accepted for Publication: Geomicrobiol. J.). Microbially mediated Fe(II) oxidation in reduced technetium containing sediments.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Lloyd, J.R; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Boothman, C; Denecke, M.A; Rothe, J; Morris, K (2010). Np redox cycling – an XAS study. Geochim. Cosmochim. A., 74 (11/1), ppA568.
  • Morris, K; Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Livens, FR; Denecke, M.A; Burke, IT; Lloyd, J.R (2010). The interactions of neptunium with Fe(II) bearing biogenic mineral phases. Geochim. Cosmochim. A., 74 (11/1), ppA727.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Morris, K (2010). Role of Nitrate in Conditioning Aquifer Sediments for Technetium Bioreduction. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44(1), pp150-155. doi: 10.1021/es9010866
  • Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Brown, A; Law, GTW; McBeth, JM; Ellis, B; Lawson, RS; Morris, K (2010). The fate of technetium in reduced estuarine sediments: Combining direct and indirect analyses. Appl. Geochem., 25(2), pp233-241. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2009.11.008
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Denecke, MA; Morris, K (2009). Neptunium interactions with biogenic Fe minerals, RSC conference presentation, Glasgow, UK.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Lloyd, JR; Livens, FR; Boothman, C; Begg, J; Burke, ITB; Charnock, JM; Denecke, MA; Rothe, J; Dardenne, K; Morris, K (2009). Redox cycling of the transuranic element neptunium. Actinides conference presentation, San Francisco, USA.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Morris, K (2009). Uranium and neptunium interactions with biogenic Fe minerals. Geochim. Cosmochim. A., 73 (13/1), ppA729.
  • Lloyd, JR; Cutting, RS; Geissler, A; Handley, KM; Law, GTW; Livens, FR; Morris K; Pattrick, RAD; Pearce, CI; Ploya, D; Vaughan, DT (2009). Microbial reduction of toxic metals: From pristine to extreme. Geochim. Cosmochim. A., 73 (13/1), ppA785.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Morris, K (2009). Technetium interactions with biogenic Fe minerals. MinSoc conference presentation, Leeds, UK.
  • Law, GTW; Shimmield, TM; Shimmield, GB; Cowie, GL; Breuer, ER; Harvey, SM (2009). Manganese, iron, and sulphur cycling on the Pakistan margin. Deep-Sea Res PT II, 56(6-7), pp305-323. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.06.011
  • Breuer, ER; Law, GTW; Woulds, C; Cowie, GL; Shimmield, GB; Peppe, O; Schwartz, M; McKinlay, S (2009). Sedimentary oxygen consumption and microdistribution at sites across the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone (Pakistan margin). Deep-Sea Res PT II, 56(6-7), pp296-304. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.06.010
  • Woulds, C; Schwartz, M; Brand, TD; Cowie, GL; Law, GTW; Mowbray, S (2009). Porewater nutrient concentrations and benthic nutrient fluxes across the Pakistan margin OMZ. Deep-Sea Res PT II, 56(6-7), pp333-346. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.05.034
  • Law, GTW; Cowie, GL; Shimmield, TM; Breuer, E; Schwartz, M; Harvey, SM; Woulds, C; Shimmield, GB; Doig, KA (2009). Rates and regulation of microbially-mediated aerobic and anaerobic carbon oxidation reactions in continental margin sediments from the northeastern Arabian Sea (Pakistan margin). In: Wiggert, JD; Hood, RR; Naqvi SWA, Brink, KH; and Smith, SL (Eds) Indian Ocean Biogeochemical Processes and Ecological Variability, Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 185, pp299-320, AGU, Washington DC.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Lloyd, JR; Livens, FR; Boothman; Burke, ITB; Morris, K (2009). Biostimulation of uranium and technetium contaminated nuclear site sediments. GOGER conference presentation, Liverpool, UK.
  • Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Law, GTW; Morris, K; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR (2008). Changes in bacterial community structure and geochemistry during technetium redox cycling. Society for general microbiology (SGM) meeting presentation, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Law, GTW; Morris, K; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR (2008). Microbially-mediated oxidation of anoxic technetium-containing sediments by nitrate and air treatment. 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME) presentation, Cairns, Australia.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Morris, K (2008). Redox controls on Tc, U, Np, and Pu behaviour in sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. A., 72 (12/S), ppA520.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Morris, K (2007). Redox controls on Tc and U behaviour in sediments. Radionuclide Migration conference presentation, Munich, Germany.
  • Law, GTW; Geissler, A; Boothman, C; Burke, IT; Livens, FR; Lloyd, JR; Morris, K (2007). Redox controls on Tc behaviour in sediments. GOGER conference presentation, Loughborough, UK.

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