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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
 Tracer Study Investigations into Reactor Mixing Characterisation
 An Examination of the Parameters Involved in the Design of a Continuous Flow Solar Disinfection Process
 The Hydrodynamics of Grit Particles Moving Round a Bend using Computational Fluid Dynamics
 Relative exposure to air pollution whilst commuting to work between transport modes

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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
Schuler P., Cantoni E., Duran L., Johnston P., Gill L.W., Using wavelet coherence to characterize surface water infiltration into a low-lying karst aquifer, Groundwater, 59, (1), 2021, p71 - 79, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gill L.W., Schuler, P., Duran, L., Johnston P.M., Morrissey P., An evaluation of semi-distributed-pipe-network and distributed-finite-difference models to simulate karst systems, Hydrogeology Journal, 27, 2021, p259 - 279, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fennell C., Gill, L., O'Connell D., Dubber D., Behan P., Danaher M., Misstear B., The impact of domestic wastewater treatment systems on private water wells: an assessment of contamination fingerprinting techniques, Environmental Pollution , 268, 2021, p115687 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mooney, D., Richards, K.G., Danaher, M., Grant, J., Gill, L., Mellander, P.-E. & Coxon, C.E., An analysis of the spatio-temporal occurrence of anthelmintic veterinary drug residues in groundwater, Science of the Total Environment, 769, 2021, p144804 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Duran L., Gill L.W., Modeling spring flow of an Irish karst catchment using Modflow-USG with CLN, Journal of Hydrology, 597, 2021, p125971-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bhatnagar S., Gill L.W., Regan S., Waldren S., Ghosh B., A nested drone-satellite approach to monitoring the ecological conditions of wetlands, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing , 174, 2021, p151 - 165, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Morrissey P., Nolan P., McCormack T., Johnston P.M., Naughton O., Gill L.W., Impacts of climate change on groundwater flooding and ecohydrology in lowland karst, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences , 25, 2021, p1923 - 1941, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sandström S., Futter M.N., O'Connell D.W., LannergĂ„rd E.E., Rakovic J., Kyllmar K., Gill L.W., Djodjic F., Variation in fluvial suspended sediment phosphorus fractions in small agricultural streams - relations to water quality and streambed sediment, Journal of Environmental Quality , 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gallagher M., Basu B., Ghosh B., Alam M.D., Gill L., Kamber B., McNabola A., Particulate Matter from Diesel Vehicles: Emissions and Exposure, STRIVE Report Series, 367, Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, February, 2021, p1 - 26, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Where does the water come from? A hydrogeological characterisation of Irish holy wells. in, editor(s)Celeste Ray , Sacred Waters: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Hallowed Springs and Holy Wells, UK, Routledge, 2020, pp350 - 358, [Misstear B., Gill L., McKenna C., Foley R.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Gill L.W., STEM research and teaching during Covid-19, Consortium for The global pandemic from transnational perspectives Fall 2020 speaker series, On-line, 27th October, 2020, Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad, Invited Talk, 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
Bijkerk E., Regan S., Waldren S., Coxon C., Johnston P., Gill L., Hydrology and hydrochemistry in Irish calcareous fens, 39th Annual Groundwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 30th April - 1st May, II, 2019, pp9 - 16, Poster, PUBLISHED
Cantoni E., Misstear B.D.R., Gill L.W., Recharge characterisation of Irish fractured bedrock aquifers at the catchment scale, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, IV, 2018, pp17 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Morrissey P., Gill L.W., McCormack T., Naughton O., Modelling groundwater flooding. A unqiue challenge requirng a novel solution: a case study of south Galway, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, II, 2018, pp9 - 16, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Duran L., Gill L.W., Karst "open heart surgery". Time series analysis methods and visualisation, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, IV, 2018, pp7 - 8, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mooney D., Danaher M., Richards K., Gill L., Mellander P-E. Coxon C., Agro-chemicals in Irish groundwaters: preliminary findings of anthelmintic drug occurrence in Irish karst and fractured aquifers, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Groudnwater Conference, IAH Irish Group, Tullamore, Ireland, 24th-25th April, IV, 2018, pp5 - 6, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Morrissey P., Johnston P., Gill L.W., Groundwater flood modelling in the karst lowlands of South Galway, National Hydrology Conference, Mullingar, Ireland, 20th November , 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W.. Mac Mahon J. , Sludge accumulation and recommended desludging rates for Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems, Irish Onsite Wastewater Association (IOWA) annual conference, Port Arlington, Co. Laois, Ireland, 13th December , 2018, Invited Talk, 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