Contact Professor Frederic Coulon

Areas of expertise

  • Environment and Health
  • Soil Resources
  • Waste Management and Resource Efficiency
  • Water Science and Engineering


Professor Coulon's professional interests include: soil and water chemistry; fate and transport of chemicals in surface and subsurface waters; water and wastewater treatment; soil and sediment treatment; hazardous waste site remediation; energy and environment; population and environment; and public communication of environmental science and engineering. He has a track record in transdisciplinary research and he is recognised for his internationally leading contribution in Environmental Science and Bioengineering with a significant contribution towards the elucidation of chemical and biological processes in complex systems.

His research has been supported by grants from industrial, government and Research Council sources, with core grant research support primarily being from BBSRC, NERC, Defra and EU. His work further influences policy development and provides pragmatic, risk-based solutions to remediate contaminated land. He has published numerous articles in leading environmental engineering and science journals; book chapters and articles for the popular press with substantive contributions to oil remediation, process emission and control at industrial sites and environmental risk management.

Current activities

Activities of and interactions between microbes in bioengineered processes

Petroleum hydrocarbons refined products biodegradation

Waste anaerobic digestion

Diversity, role and function of microorganisms in polluted environments

Biotechnological technologies development

Microbial adaptations and responses to anthropogenic impacts in cold environments.

Environmental and Human health risk assessment

Diagnostic strategy and risk

Environmental fate, transport and exposure modeling

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Emerging contaminants and hazardous residues.


  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Natural Environment Research Council
  • Severn Trent PLC
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • European Commission
  • Environment Agency
  • Anglian Water
  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers