Veronica Furey

PhD Student

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK

Office: DB 2.62



Research Profile


Veronica Furey graduated from her BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science with a 1st class degree at the University of Stirling in 2020. A few months later, she started her PhD at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University. Her research focuses on the large-scale deployment of basalt on land for enhanced weathering as a carbon capture technique. Her strong background the natural systems, such as in biology and ecology, has helped her design experiments to look at the geochemistry of enhanced weathering while also studying the impact that this approach can have on the wider environment. These experiments honed her field work skills as they required sampling and working outdoors in all sorts of weather.

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Research interests

Veronica main research interests are carbon capture technologies in natural systems, combination of carbon capture with restoration, mitigation of anthropogenic impacts, reforestation.