Scientific Team

Amanda Pierce

Senior Research Hydrogeologist & Program Manager

Amanda facilitates communication and collaboration for research conducted at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Southern California, including field, laboratory, and data interpretation activities; writing technical reports and manuscripts; and project timeline and budget oversight. 

Steve Chapman

Senior Research Engineer & Hydrogeologist

Steve is a senior research associate with focus on contaminant hydrogeology, including application of innovative field methods for high resolution site characterization in diverse geologic environments including clayey aquitards, heterogeneous sandy aquifers, and fractured rock

Jackie Harman

Project Manager & Research Associate

Jackie is the project manager for Guelph Area projects, focusing on source water protection, contaminant transport and impacts to water supply aquifers.  Jackie is the liaison for development and installations of G360 multilevel systems.

Ryan Kroeker

Senior Field Manager

At local and international sites, Ryan manages all aspects of field activities from running a coring drill, to logging and sampling core, running borehole geophysical tests and other core hole tests to multilevel design, installation, monitoring and sampling. Ryan collaborates on multiple projects and facilitates training for various field activities, ensuring accuracy of procedures, knowledge and safety.

Jessica Bulova

Project Manager and Field Research Associate

Jessica is the project manager for the Hydrite site with research interests in DNAPL contaminated site investigation, particularly in fractured bedrock networks.  Jessica  holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Patryk Quinn

Senior Research Scientist

Pat is the G360 Institute’s senior Packer Testing research scientist with a focus on developing, applying, and refining techniques for characterizing flow through fractured rock. He has had direct involvement in several dozens of projects (sites) across North America.

Kenley Bairos

Research Associate

Kenley has expertise in contaminant transport and fate modelling as well as experience in hydrogeological field methods for characterization of fractured rock aquifer properties and contaminant distribution. Kenley specializes in numerical modeling for Santa Suzana Field Laboratory hydrogeological data.

Philip Taylor

Equipment Technologist

Philip is the Equipment Technologist for the G360 Group with manufacturing and construction experience. Phil is a licensed millwright and has extensive experience with  machine shop, automated machinery, electrical, pipe fitting, hydraulics, pnuematics and construction trades.

Bruna Sousa

Laboratory Technician

Bruna is a G360 Laboratory Technician and has a Biotechnology Diploma from Conestoga College and extensive experience in overseeing and implementing analytical processes, striving towards a healthy operating lab, including team collaboration and cross-departmental involvement.

Chrystyn Skinner

Staff Researcher

Chrystyn completed her BSc in Environmental Earth Sciences at the University of Alberta and her MSc in Environmental Sciences (Hydrogeology) at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on high-resolution methods to characterize groundwater flow systems, particularly in municipal supply aquifers, for designing monitoring networks and evaluating potential impacts to drinking water resources.

James Hommersen

Research Hydrogeologist

James completed his B.Sc. in Earth & Environmental Sciences at McMaster University and his M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (Hydrogeology) at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on using high-resolution methods to characterize groundwater flow systems and the local distribution of nitrate impacting two paired municipal water supply wells completed in a shallow bedrock aquifer. Additionally, part of his research focuses on developing a methodology for conducting pneumatic slug tests in the small diameter port tubing of a multilevel system to obtain reasonable transmissivity estimates by accounting for friction and acceleration losses and changes in flow geometry.

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