Mirsya Mulyani


I am a PGR based in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds working with Dr Ian Burke & Dr Robert Newton investigating the geochemical behaviour of oxyanion-forming trace elements in freshwater system. I previously completed my undergraduate in Chemistry at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia) and joint masters in Marine Environment from Universit├ę de Bordeaux (France), Universidad del Pais Vasco (Spain), and University of Southampton (UK).


2018 ÔÇô 2020: MSc in Marine Environment, Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree at Universit├ę de Bordeaux (France), Universidad del Pais Vasco (Spain), and University of Southampton (UK)

2007-2012: BSc in Chemistry, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)

Research Interests

Oxyanion-forming elements, emerging inorganic contaminants, aquatic environment, geochemistry

Project Title

Understanding the environmental risks posed by pollution from the digital economy


  • Dr Ian Burke, University of Leeds
  • Dr Robert Newton, University of Leeds
  • Dr Bryan Spears, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Dr Will Mayes, University of Hull


Panorama NERC DTP, 2021

Project outline

Mineral consumption in our digital society is increasing over the years. As a consequence, the waste related to the use and mining of these minerals is also increasing, which potentially threaten the freshwater security. Oxyanion-forming elements like As, V, Mo, Sb, Se and Cr are some of the common contaminants related to alkaline mine tailings. These elements will bond with oxygen in alkaline environment and form oxyanions, which will increase their mobility.

The aim of this project is to understand the geochemical behaviour of oxyanion-forming elements in the aquatic environment, including the sources, trends, drivers, and potential ecotoxicological effects in the affected environment.