Jamie Haystead

I am a PhD student in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University, and hold an MSc in Microbiology and a BSc in Applied Biology, both from Northumbria University. My research looks to investigate the factors that influence the binding of urease-producing bacteria to sand. Understanding these factors will lead to experiments to control bacteria biofilm formation to influence the morphology of calcium carbonate formation and investigate the impact of the various shapes of the crystals on soil properties. During the project, engineered bacteria which can overproduce urease may be used to investigate the impact on precipitation efficiency. Raw data from my project will be used for predicting biocementing at a lab scale for building computational models