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Professor Laurence Gill

Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)

Laurence Gill is a Professor in Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. His research interests involve studying the fate and transport of both air and water-borne pollutants in the natural and built environment, as well as the development of passive treatment processes. Much of the work involves extensive field studies which are then used to develop mathematical models to gain further insight into the processes. Prior to joining at Trinity College in 1999, he spent several years working in the UK water industry on the design of water and wastewater treatment processes for urban populations.
  Chemicals Transport   Civil Engineering   Coastal & Ocean Engineering   Coastal Engineering & Processes   Development in Africa   Earth science and hydrology   Energy and Climate Change   Energy Environmental Sciences   Energy from biomass (see Forestry also)   Environmental aspects of transportation   Environmental engineering   Environmental Impacts of Transport   Environmental Science   Fresh water pollution   Geothermal Engineering   Groundwater   Groundwater vulnerability and contamination   Hydraulics   Hydrogeology   Hydrology   Hydrology of limestone terrains   Ocean and Ocean Energy Systems   On-Site Wastewater Treatment   Photochemistry   Pollution   Process Development Engineering   Process Engineering   Renewable energies   River pollution   Sanitary Engineering   Sewage sludge   Solar   Solar Disinfection   Solar, Collectors/Concentrators   Solar, Heat Storage   Solar, Photochemical Conversion   Solar, Thermal Power Systems   Tidal and Wave Energy   Time Frequency and Wavelet Analysis   Treatment Processes   Waste Management, Recycling   Waste water treatment   Water & Sanitation   Water engineering   Water Monitoring, Quality, Treatment   Water Resources Engineering   Water Supply   Water Treatment   Wetland Ecosystems   Wetlands
 Wastewater treatment efficiency of subsoils and stratified sand filters
 A Personal Exposure, Activity/Location, GIS Model for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) and its Satellite Towns (STs)
 Relationship betwnee Indoor and outdoor air pollution in the inner city
 The use of recycled glass as a filter media for single house wastewater treatment systems
 Assessing, modelling and managing water and contaminant movement along pathways (underground and over-ground) from the land surface to aquatic receptors, including the roles of contaminant transport and attenuation

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Member of south Galway Flood Alleviation Committee (OPW, Galway CoCo) 2017
Expert advisor to Irish Water on the Kilfenora Wastewater Treatment Works upgrade 2019
External examiner for 9 PhDs 2014
External examiner for Newcastle University MSc Environmental Engineering 2020
Reviewer for research proposals for Swedish EPA 2021
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Medium
Spanish Medium Basic Medium
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Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1999 present
Member of the European Geosciences Union 2016 present
Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists 2014 present
Luka Vucinic, David O'Connell, Donata Dubber, Catherine Coxon, Laurence Gill, Multiple fluorescence approaches to identify rapid changes in microbial indicators at karst springs, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 254, (104129), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ingle R., Bhatnagar S., Ghosh B., Gill L., Regan S., Connolly J., Saunders M., Development of hybrid models to estimate gross primary productivity at a near-natural peatland using Sentinel 2 data and light use efficiency model, Remote Sensing , 15, (1673), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gill L.W., Mac Mahon J., Knappe J., Morrissey P., Hydraulic conductivity assessment of falling head percolation tests used for the design of on-site wastewater treatment systems, Water Research, 236, (119968), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Tikuye B.G., Gill L., Rusnak M., Manjunatha B.R., Modelling the impacts of changing land use and climate on sediment and nutrient retention in Lake Tana Basin, Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia, Ecological Modelling, 482, (110383), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ruchita Ingle, Saheba Bhatnagar, Bidisha Ghosh, Laurence Gill, Shane Regan, John Connolly and Matthew Saunders, Development of Hybrid Models to Estimate Gross Primary Productivity at a Near-Natural Peatland Using Sentinel 2 Data and a Light Use Efficiency Model, Remote Sensing, 15, 2023, p1673-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Mac Mahon J., Knappe J., Gill L.W. , Percolation Testing of Soils for Onsite Wastewater Treatment, 428, 428, Environmental Protection Agency, January, 2023, p1 - 44, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Gill L., Bhatnagar S., Bijkerk E., Regan S., Somlai C., Naughton O., Ghosh B., Waldren S., Coxon C., Johnston P., EcoMetrics - Environmental Supporting Conditions for Groundwater-dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems, Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2022, 1 - 54pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Walshe M-L., Gill L.W., Floodplain restoration in the pursuit of climate resilience in urban areas, CIEEM 2022 Irish Conference, online, 26th - 28th April , 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Basu B., Gill L., Nonlinear time series based forecast modelling of groundwater flooding at karst region in Ireland, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23rd - 27th May, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
McAuliffe F., Gill L.W., Making the invisible heard, 42nd Annual Groundwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 26th-27th April , 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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Gill L.W., Earth System Change Challenge - Connected Waters in Irish Catchments, iCRAG2021 Resources of a Sustainable Society, online, 2nd December , 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Draper S., McElwain J., Gill L., Inspiring Ideas @Trinity Climate Change - a multidisciplinary challenge, Inspiring Ideas @Trinity , Trinity College Dublin , 24th February , 2021, Trinity Development & Alumni, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Duran L., Gill L., Distributed numerical model of a karst aquifer: Manorhamilton spring (County Leitrim), GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 59, 2021, p11 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cantoni E., Gill L., Misstear B.D.R., An assessment of climate change impacts on Irish groundwater, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 59, 2021, p15 - 18, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mooney D., Richards K.G, Danaher M., Grant J., Gill L.W., Mellander P-E., Coxon C.E., Investigating veterinary antiparasitic drugs as emerging contaminants in Irish groundwater, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 59, 2021, p19 - 22, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McCormack T., Naughton O., Campanya J., Morrissey P., Gill L., New groundwater flood maps for Ireland, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 59, 2021, p35 - 38, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., New research in hydrogeology: Trinity College Dublin, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 59, 2021, p50 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Regan S., Swenson M., O'Connor M., Johnston P., Gill L., The effects of drainage on peat and greenhouse gas emissions, Peatlands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Workshop, National Museum Ireland, Dublin, 7th February, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., McDermott F., iCRAG Groundwater: advances in understanding water resources for both human supply and ecohydrological habitats, iCRAG2019 - Resources for a sustainable future, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland , 2nd December , 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Schuler P., Duran L., Johnston P., Gill L., Quantifying submarine and intertidal groundwater discharge and linearity of the coastal karst aquifer Bell Harbour, The GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 58, 2019, p22 - 26, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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Invited Member of the IAH Karst Commission 2020
Project Exemplar 2015 award from InterTradeIreland collaboration with CDEnviro Ltd. 2015
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2013
Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Award 2011
Institution of Civil Engineers prize (Lancaster University) 1990