Dr Steve Thornton
Reader in Environmental Engineering Science
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Kroto Research Institute
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S3 7HQ
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5744
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5701
Dr Steve Thornton is a Reader in Environmental Engineering Science. His research experience covers contaminant hydrogeology, with particular interests in the application and performance assessment of natural attenuation for pollution management, laboratory and field studies of biodegradation of organic contaminants in groundwater, the transport and fate of pollutants in dual porosity aquifers, geochemical reactive transport modelling, groundwater impacts from landfills, attenuation of landfill leachate in clay liners, aquifers and the design of reactive barriers for landfills, and hydrogeological processes and solute transport across the groundwater-surface water interface.
He is Director for the MSc courses in Environmental Management of Urban Land and Water, Contaminant Hydrogeology and Urban Water Engineering and Management.
Activities and distinctions
- Visiting Professor at the College of Water Science at Beijing Normal University
- UK Environment Agency Research Fellow in Natural Attenuation (1998-2002)
- Scientific advisor for UK Environment Agency technical guidance on monitored natural attenuation and permeable reactive barriers
- Associate editor of the international journal Groundwater