I am completing a MSc in Environmental Engineering at Newcastle University with a dissertation on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for the use of biosolids in agriculture in Uganda. The study incorporates field sampling from different substances into a numerical model (QMRA) developed in R. The final result is an estimated of risk for infection and a series of suggestions on management practices. This project is developed in partnership with the Swedish Research Institute and Makerere University.

Modules taken:
Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering, Introduction to Practical Hydraulics, Water Supply and Treatment, Wastewater Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries, Environmental Engineering Design and Project Management, Air Pollution, Borehole Design Construction and Operation.

Field work: groundwater quality sampling, borehole pump test, sampling for pathogenic presence on soil, sludge and vegetables, air quality monitoring.

Lab work: water quality (nitrite, nitrate, E.coli, titration, qPCR), pollutants in groundwater (IPC-MS, ICP-OES), presence of pathogen in different matrix (soil, sludge, vegetables).

Software: LaTex,excel, R, tableau, QGIS, Archicad, EPANET

Course work report samples available at this page. (password provided in the application or by request).