The G³⁶⁰ Team has new additions!

Please join us in welcoming two new members to our group.

Nathan Glas and Oliver Conway-White has joined our team as research assistants and will begin their Masters program in fall 2018. Read more about Nathan and Oliver at the link below.

Philipp Wanner, a member of the Parker’s G³⁶⁰ Institute, has been awarded the prestigious Adrien Guébhard-Séverine prize – December 2017

Our very own Philipp Wanner has been awarded the Adrien Guébhard-Séverine prize for his PhD Thesis!

Dr. Beth Parker and Steve Chapman were both instrumental in the work that Philipp did for his PhD Thesis in “Isotope fractionation due to diffusion and sorption of chlorinated hydrocarbons and its implications for identifying reactive processes in aquifer – aquitard systems”.

The Adrien Guébhard-Séverine prize is awarded annually or every two years by the Faculty of Sciences to a PhD student from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland who has completed a PhD thesis in the field of hydrogeology or geothermal energy.

The prize honours the memory of Dr. Adrien Guébhard-Séverine (1849-1924), a native of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), an associate professor of physics at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, France, as well as a geologist and prehistorian.

Congratulations Philipp, well done!

Michael Ben-Israel receives 2nd place in student platform presentation competition at the 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference Slides – September 2017

Phytotechnologies Michael Ben-Israel

Michael Ben-Israel received 2nd place in the student platform presentation competition (out of about 50 student presenters from around the world) at the 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference in Montreal last month. Michael is a PhD Student of Dr. Kari Dunfield at University of Guelph School of Environmental Sciences

R. Aravena and B. L. Parker were Co-Principal Investigators and project team students included R. Andrea (under Dr. K. E. Dunfield), J. Fernendes and Philipp Wanner (under B. L. Parker).

Thanks also to Kamini Khosla (lab manager at Dunfield) and the G360 staff (Juliana Camillo, Steve Chapman and intern James Hommerson).

Citation: M. Ben-Israel, J. Fernandes, P. Wanner, E.A. Haack, J.G. Burken, D.T. Tsao, R. Aravena, B.L. Parker, and K.E. Dunfield. Development of a toluene phytoremediation conceptual model in shallow fractured bedrock. Platform presentation at the 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference, Montreal, Canada (September 2017).

See the presentation here: