Dr Sarah Pepper

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Experimental Officer in Aqueous Geochemistry

Sarah Pepper

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Dr Sarah Pepper
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Sarah holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester as well as a BSc in Chemistry from UMIST and a MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham.

She has previously worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Washington State University, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Leeds and as a Research Scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Sarah joined the University of Sheffield in November 2021 as Experimental Officer in Aqueous Geochemistry, focussing on the analysis of samples using ICP-MS and ICP-OES.

  • PhD Chemistry (University of Manchester)
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA (Jan 2003-Nov 2006)
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory – Carlsbad Operations, Carlsbad, NM, USA (Nov 2006 – Jan 2008)
  • Staff Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, USA (Jan 2008 – Nov 2011)
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield (Nov 2016 – Nov 2018) & Department of Geography (Nov 2018 – May 2019)
  • Research Fellow, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds (Jan 2020 – Oct 2021)
Research interests

Sarah’s research interests lie in understanding the fate and transport of contaminants either in environmental systems or in industrial process, with the ultimate aim of developing new remediation strategies to prevent/mitigate their impact. I am also interested in the development of new analytical methods under non-ideal conditions, for example high saline, strongly complexing or anoxic systems

In addition to this, she has developed analytical methodologies to support the detection of different species under challenging environments, e.g. high brine solutions, very low pH solutions, strongly complexing systems or anoxic/reducing conditions.


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