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Cranfield University is a business-focused, postgraduate University in the UK with a world class reputation for applied science, technology and management since 1969. Cranfield University is one of the top four research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions. It has an international reputation for conducting fundamental and applied research as well as consultancy in waste and resource technology and management, industrial emissions, process controls and environmental performance, renewable energy, ecosystem service sustainability, and environmental governance. In the recent UK Research Excellence Framework [REF] over 85% of all its research has been internationally recognised for its significance and rigour (50% being internationally excellent and 15% world-leading).

The Experts:


Dr Frederic Coulon

PhD Environmental Chemistry and Applied Microbiology

DEA in Fundamental and Applied Microbiology

MSc in Biochemistry

P67 Key Expert- Chemical Waste Management


Dr Frederic Coulon is a Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology at Cranfield University (UK), with a 20-year international career in environmental chemistry, diagnostic strategy and risk. He is research active in treatment and remediation processes for pollution control across contaminated land, industrial and hazardous waste and wastewater sectors. He is recognised for his internationally leading contribution to the evaluation of the environmental fate of petroleum hydrocarbons and heavy metals in urban and polar environments and its implication for bioremediation, analysis and risk assessment. His work has enabled the construction of innovative decision-support tools for contaminated sites that has improved the confidence in remediation (restoring to use) technology, reduced remediation costs and minimised waste disposal to landfill, with subsequent savings in CO2 emissions. His work and reputation in this area further influences policy development and provides pragmatic, risk-based solutions to remediate contaminated land. Frederic has an MSc in Biochemistry (Hons) obtained in 1999, a DEA in Fundamental and Applied Microbiology (Hons) obtained in 2000 and a PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Applied Biology (Distinction) obtained in 2004.

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Dr Melissa Ladyman: P67 Non-Key Expert- MChem in Chemistry (2010), PhD in organic and medicinal chemistry (2014), has been working in the explosive chemistry field since completing her PhD in 2014. Her research focuses on the fate and transport of insensitive explosives in soil, air and water environments and on the development of controlled laboratory methods to represent the real environment. Recently she has been interested in the treatment of explosive contaminated wastewater. She has also been involved in coordinating a NATO soil sampling workshop showcasing the Multi-Increment Sampling method at Cranfield University at Shrivenham and COTEC sites. She frequently designs bespoke course for organizations including the UK MOD on environmental management and hazardous material policy, as well as her research into the fate and transport of insensitive high explosives. She also has a wide portfolio of research consultancy regarding industrial site characterization and risk assessment in collaboration with Tracey Temple.

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Tracey Temple: P67 Non-Key Expert- lecturer in Environmental Science has 10 years’ experience on explosive residues management. Her main research interest is on the environmental impacts of Insensitive High Explosives and Polymer Bonded Explosives. Tracey has been involved with various research projects funded through the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and industry regarding the collection of explosive residues to determine acceptable threshold limits potentially reaching groundwater levels. She has extensive experience of designing and constructing soil column experiments to investigate the fate and transport of explosive residues. Tracey is a member of three NATO research task groups on range contamination from military training activities (AVT-197: Munitions related contamination- source, characterization, fate and transport; AVT-179: Design for disposal of present and future munitions and application of greener munition technology and AVT-243: Next generation greener energetics and their management). She has published several articles, conference proceedings and MoD reports on the environmental impacts of explosives in soil environments.

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Dr Stuart Wagland:  P67 Non-Key Expert- currently a senior lecturer in energy and environmental chemistry, has 10 years’ experience in waste management, applying his background in chemistry to understanding waste characteristics, developing novel analysis techniques and recovering value from waste materials. He has a PhD in waste chemistry from Cranfield University, obtained in 2008. His other degrees include BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and an MSc in Display Technology (physics, chemistry and electronic engineering). He is a Chartered Chemist [CChem], a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry [RSC]. Since commencing his academic career Stuart has obtained a Postgraduate Certificate [PgCert] in Academic Practice and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Association [HEA]. He designs bespoke CPD course for organisations and has a wide portfolio of research consultancy from wastes with energy recovery and safe disposal.

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