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

Carlos Maldaner

Research Scientist

Quantification of groundwater velocity under natural gradient condition in fractured rock boreholes.

Ken Walton

Research Scientist

Application of a multiphase, numerical model to the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Site by simulating recharge processes and TCE source zone evolution in discretely fractured sandstone.

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 Morwick 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.

Laura Weaver

Research Associate

Laura specializes in data management and visualization, 3D hydrogeological characterization, and predictive groundwater flow and mass fate/transport modelling in support of water supply, environmental impact assessment, mineral resource and reserve estimation, and site remediation initiatives.

Marina Nunes

Research Associate

Marina is responsible for managing groundwater monitoring programs across the Guelph region.

Maria Gorecka

Laboratory Manager

Maria is responsible for running and managing all aspects of the Morwick G360 analytical laboratory.

Bradley Chapman

Junior Field Technician/Field Engineer

Background: Bradley completed a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 2020. After his second year of study, Bradley began to focus on more technical water resources classes which piqued his interests in the Hydrogeology field. Prior to and throughout his engineering studies he worked as a summer camp and Aquatic Centre lifeguard and spent two summers working with Stantec Consulting in Saint John doing mostly geotechnical type work including lab and field studies. He is considering pursuing a Master’s in Water Resource Engineering in the future and is looking forward to gaining valuable field experience with the Morwick G360 group prior to committing to graduate studies.

Interests: Bradley enjoys biking, swimming, camping, water sports, badminton and exploring new places. He also enjoys cooking and isn’t afraid to try something new.

Oliver Conway-White

Research Assistant

Oliver graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc in Earth Science (Geophysics Specialization) and most recently from the University of Guelph with a MASc in the School of Engineering. His research expertise includes applying geophysical methods to the study of groundwater by combining multiple geophysical techniques (both surface and airborne) to resolve the hydrostratigraphy of buried bedrock valleys.

Teresa Pilato

Staff Researcher

Teresa is a graduate from the Colorado School of Mines with BSc in Geophysical Engineering and has previously worked for USGS with the Geomagnetism Program as an intern. She recently completed her MASc in Water Resources Engineering with a focus in groundwater modelling under the supervision of Dr. Parker.

Stephane Lauzon

Equipment Technologist

Stephane received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. He completed three co-op terms during his studies: two terms as an electrical drafter for a potash mine, and one as an electrical assembler for an aerial lift company. After graduating, he gained experience as an industrial instrumentation technician. In that role, his duties included the construction, installation, reparation, and maintenance of various industrial valves and other instruments found in refineries, pulp and paper mills, food plants, and steel mills across Ontario.

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