What makes biogenic CaCO3 so strong?

What makes biogenic CaCO3 so strong?

Title of Project

What makes biogenic CaCO3 so strong?

Name of Advisor/s

Dr Rosalie K. Hocking

College

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

You will use a range of advanced analytical techniques to understand mechanism biology uses to deposit CaCO3.  You will develop methods to better understand why biogenic CaCO3 is much stronger than synthetic materials.  Your results will have implications from managing coral reefs through to developing new industrial materials

Key Words

Calcium Carbonate, Ocean Acidification, Synchrotron, Chemistry

Would suit an applicant who

Who is interested in applying chemistry with an interdisciplinary context