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Our researchers and graduate students address complex environmental challenges facing terrestrial and aquatic environments impacted by industry and agriculture.

Scott Mundle
Assistant Professor

Scott has led a multidisciplinary research program involving the development of collaborative networks with universities and industrial partners in areas of organic, analytical, biological, environmental, and isotope chemistry/geochemistry.  He specializes in using compositional and isotopic environmental/geochemical tracers to characterize gas/fluid/contaminant sources and their migration/transport pathways in the oil/gas, mining, and environmental sectors. His research has ranged from applying isotope (geo)chemistry to understand fundamental chemical processes (decarboxylation and catalysis), to broader geochemical applications on contaminated surface/groundwater, carbon capture and nuclear waste storage programs, and subsurface gas/fluid migration pathways in the oil/gas and mining sectors.

Neda Mashhadi
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mashhadi graduated from the university of Windsor studying the effects of natural enzymes that degrade emerging pollutants in ground/surface water. Her research is focused developing new techniques to characterize gas migration source zones to understand the fate and transport of gases/fluids that migrate to surface from thermal oil recovery operations.

Karly Dominato
Graduate Student

Karly graduated from the University of Windsor with a BSc (honours) in chemistry. Her research is focused on developing geochemical approaches to characterize the fate and transport of reservoir gases/fluids from CO2/steam enhanced oil recovery operations; and their impacts on gas migration to surface from well integrity issues in the oil & gas sector.

Meagan Beaton
Graduate Student

Meagan graduated from the University of Windsor with a BFrSc (honours) and Trent University with an MSc in Forensic Science. Her research focuses on developing new geoforensic approaches to characterize the fate and transport of gases in thermal oil recovery operations 

Timothy Maguire
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Timothy Maguire studies the impacts of human populations, urban infrastructure, and the history of land-use and development on nutrient cycles in, around, and under cities. His research is focused on using chemical and isotopic tracers to describe the fate, transport and cycling of anthropogenic nutrients in the Great Lakes region.

Kelsey Friesen
Graduate Student

Kelsey graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc (honours) in environmental chemistry. Her research is focused on using geochemical tracers to identify the sources, transport pathways, and biogeochemical processes that affect gases/fluids migrating to surface from well integrity issues in the oil & gas sector.

Kaylee Anagnostopoulos
Undergraduate Student

Kaylee is an undergraduate student studying forensic science with a specialization in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Windsor.  She is developing analytical techniques to characterize compositional and isotopic tracers in the oil and gas sector.

Nadia Tarakki
Graduate Student

Nadia graduated from the University of Dhaka with a BSc in geology and MSc in Mining and Geological Engineering;  and received an MSc from St. Francis Xavier University. Her research focuses on understanding the impacts of microbial degradation on gases released from the oil and gas sector.

Da-Wei Qiu
Research Associate

David is a well established researcher with over 25 years of technical expertise in environmental and analytical chemistry. He provides support for a wide range of sample preparation, analysis, instrument maintenance, and field programs. David recently led a study that validated the methods he developed for nutrient analysis at GLIER with government regulatory bodies in Ontario.

Gaetan Borgonie

Dr. Gaetan Borgonie is a biologist, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work that characterized metazoan extremophiles in the deep subsurface of South Africa.  His research in the Great Lakes is focused on understanding the factors that control the survival of organisms migrating from surface water sources to the subsurface.


Scott Colborne (Co-Supervised Postdoc)

Florent Blancho (RA)

Matviy Prokipchuk (Undergraduate Summer Student)

Grace Enns (Undergraduate Thesis)