Photocatalytic oxidation was employed to develop a water purification method in a sustainable manner. My project involves developing a semiconductor-semiconductor photocatalyst and coating it on the recycled glass substrate (low cost) for the application of water treatment. My aim is to develop a photocatalyst that can work under solar light so that entire technology can be low cost, sustainable and environment friendly.
2015 – 2022 PhD in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences.
Thesis: Beetles and the development of Thorne Moors, SE Yorkshire, UK
2009 – 2013 BSc (hons) in Geography, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences, Institute of Geography.
Publication: Panagiotakopulu, E. & Buchan, A. L. (2015). Present and Norse Greenlandic hayfields — Insect assemblages and human impact in southern Greenland. The Holocene. Vol. 25(6), pp 921-931.
Active research projects:
Towards a Circular Economy: Scotland’s Materials and Resource Flows, Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) and Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI): a policy internship, funded by the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience Environment and Society (SAGES), with the aim of summarising the challenges to and recommendations for growing a circular bioindustry in Scotland.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Panagiotakopulu, E. & Buchan, A. L. (2015). Present and Norse Greenlandic hayfields — Insect assemblages and human impact in southern Greenland. The Holocene. Vol. 25(6), pp 921-931.
2022 Buchan, A., Gebruk, A., and Rankin, R. Creating a Scottish framework for mobility with the University of the Arctic (UArctic), March 2022. The University of Edinburgh.
2014 Inglis, J., Buchan, A., Jerdin, L., Scutt, J. and Carpenter, C. How can we put social innovation to work for the people of Scotland, October 2014. The Melting Pot.