Faculty

  • Dr. Chris Gill, P. Chem.

    Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of the Applied Environmental Research Laboratories

    Dr. Chris Gill is Professor of Chemistry, an active adjunct faculty at three other institutions, and has specific expertise in analytical instrumentation development, laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry (MS). His research interests include the development of ultra-trace, direct MS methods, including Membrane Introduction Mass Spectrometry (MIMS), for the in situ measurement of trace analytes in air, water and solids at low parts per trillion levels.

  • Dr. Erik Krogh, P. Chem

    Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of the Applied Environmental Research Laboratories

    My research program addresses important environmental chemistry questions using emerging mass spectrometry (MS) techniques that enable the direct and continuous measurement of molecular determinants of environmental and human health.

Postdoc

  • Nick Davey, PhD

    Post Doctoral Researcher

    Development of new tools for studying the chemistry of the atmosphere, using mobilized mass spectrometers to capture both spatial and temporal variability.  Mass spectrometry is employed to quantify a suite of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds at levels ranging from hundreds of parts per trillion to parts per billion. These extremely sensitive sensors can be used to identify point sources of pollution, map chemical concentration on regional scales, and monitor accidental chemical release into the environment.      

Students

  • Daisy Feehan

    Undergraduate Student (NSERC USRA)

    Rapid screening of pharmaceutical compounds in complex samples

  • Dane Letourneau, MSc

    Research Technician

  • Greg Vandergrift

    Greg Vandergrift, BSc

    M.Sc. Student (University of Victoria/AERL)

    Development of CP-MIMS using direct EI as a strategy for direct, trace level PAH monitoring. 

  • Hannah Damer

    Undergraduate Student (NSERC USRA)

    Development of miniature CP_MIMS interfaces using 3D priniting strategies

  • Hannah McSorley, BSc

    Research Technician

    Development and Application of an Ultra-Trace, Field Portable Nutrient Measurement System Based Upon Liquid Waveguide Technology

  • Larissa Richards

    Larissa Richards, BSc, UVic/AERL, Ph.D. candidate

    PhD Candidate (University of Victoria/AERL)

    Development of chemometric techniques for chemical fingerprinting of contaminated air samples for source identification and apportionment.

  • Morten Martinsen, BSc

    PhD Candidate (NTNU/AERL)

    Development of mobile membrane introduction mass spectrometry for the measurements of volatile organic compounds in water associated with heavy oil extraction.

  • Nathan Hogman, BSc

    Undergraduate Student

  • Sarah Jones

    Undergraduate Student

  • Scott Borden, BSc

    M.Sc. Candidate (University of Victoria/AERL)

    Development of novel ionization strategies for the analysis of small molecules in environmental and biological samples.

Alumni

  • Dana Short, BSc

    Post Graduate Student at Concordia University

    Dana is currently a graduate student at Concordia University, completing a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science.

  • Derek van Pel, PhD

    Medical School Student at the University of British Columbia

    Derek completed a PhD at the University of Toronto and is currently a medical school student at the University of British Columbia

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    Donovan Lynch

    Regional Accommodations Project Manager

    Donovan is currently the Regional Accommodations Project Manager, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo

  • Gordon Buckingham, MSc

    Retired

  • Kyle Duncan, PhD

    Post Doctoral Fellow at Uppsala University

    Development of rapid screening techniques for naphthenic acids and microcystins using direct sampling membrane introduction mass spectrometry. Kyle is now a Post Doctoral Fellow at Uppsala University in Sweden.

  • Lindsay Rear, MSc

    Environmental Specialist, Hatfield Consultants, North Vancouver, BC

  • alumi Mai Yamamoto

    Mai Yamamoto, BSc

    PhD Student at McMaster University

    PhD Student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University

  • Martin Angelstad, MSc

    Instrumentation Specialist, Maxxam, CNRL Horizon/ Fort McMurray, AB

  • Matheus Baltes, MSc

    MSc Candidate at Lebniz Institute for New Materials

  • Megan Willis, BSc

    PhD Student at the University of Toronto

    PhD Candidate
    Abbatt Group
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Toronto

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch, PhD

    Alumnus

    Michael completed his PhD at the University of Washington. He is currently employed as a Senior Scientist at Redlen Technologies, Saanichton, BC.

  • Owen Stechishin, PhD, MD

    Research Fellow at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute

    After leaving VIU Dr. Stechishin completed his PhD at the University of Calgary and his MD at the University of Alberta. Owen is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Calgary.

  • Pascal Schorr, MSc

    MSc Candidate at the University of Saarland

  • Sandy Thompson, MSc

    Project Environmental Manager, Vallard Geomantics, St. Johns, NFLD

  • Skye Creba, MD

    Emergency Room Physician

    Dr. Creba is currently an Emergency Room physician at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

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