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I'm Rhys Savage, a Geoscientist based in MEM's R&D Hub in South Wales.

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I am a Geoscientist who has been working on mine waste management projects for the last 4 years, with a focus on carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the environmental implications of enhanced CO2 concentrations within mine waste storage facilities. 

Before becoming a full-time part of the team in March 2022, I worked part time-time for MEM on several research projects, while undertaking my PhD. My PhD is focused on the assessment of current kinetic test methods in the mining industry, as well as the potential impacts that enhanced carbonation of mine wastes may have on mine drainage development. 

I am currently based in MEM’s South Wales office, located in Ebbw Vale. My role within MEM is to predominantly provide technical input into CCS assessments, as well as facilitate industrial-academic research collaboration projects with universities and mining operators. I have experience with the research and development of novel methods to assess mine waste geochemical evolution, with several international conference presentations and papers. I have worked in both industrial and academic geochemistry laboratories and therefore have a good understanding of standard geochemical testing methods employed in the mine waste management and closure industry. 

Outside of the office you will probably find me running, hiking or planning my next trip away!  


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