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Professor Andrew Cundy

Professor Andrew Cundy

Chair in Environmental Radiochemistry

Research interests

  • Environmental radioactivity and radiochemistry
  • Environmental geology
  • Contaminated land, wastes and water management

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Andy is Professor of Environmental Radiochemistry, and Research Director of the University consultancy and research unit GAU-Radioanalytical, in the School of Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. Having originally studied oceanography, he graduated with a PhD in Geology from Southampton in 1994 and since then has worked at various UK Universities before rejoining Southampton in 2016. He has over 30 years research and teaching experience in the environmental cycling and behaviour of aquatic and terrestrial pollutants (radioactive, metal, organic, and plastic contaminants); environmental radioactivity and radiochemistry; environmental geology; sediment geochemistry; radiometric dating; and contaminated land, wastes and water management (including the development of more sustainable contaminated land clean-up methods).

Andy is UK Discipline Lead for Radiochemistry in the Nuclear Waste Services Research Support Office (NWS-RSO), and is a member of the Geohazards committee of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) (International Union of Geological Sciences and UNESCO), which focuses on international geoscience capacity building and sustainable development.