John Smol(Biology) Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, founder and co-director of PEARL. Considered by many to be the world leader in the development and application of long-term approaches for the study of natural and human impacts on lakes, Dr. Smol's research has made landmark contributions in biology, ecology and environmental science.
Bruce Pardy (Law) is an expert in environmental law and issues related to international climate change agreements, environmental governance, ecosystem management, environmental liability, water law, tort damages and law school funding. He is a part-time member of the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.
Andrew Daugulis' (Chemical Engieneering) research has enhanced the production of ethanol from renewable resources as a viable alternative automotive fuel. He has also established a research program in the study and development of bioreactors for the destruction of toxic compounds existing as stockpiled xenobiotics, as well as those contaminating soil, water and air environments.
Paul Grogan(Biology), Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Effects on Northern Ecosystems, focuses on the structure and function of plant and soil communities in the Northwest Territories. He investigates how Arctic ecosystems are responding to changes in summer air temperature, winter snow accumulation, vegetation distribution and caribou migration.
Kurt Kyser(Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering), founding director of the Queen's Facility for Isotope Research, analyzes isotopes from tree rings, rocks, ice, lake sediments and mineral deposits. His team is investigating new ways to protect the environment, the safety of our food and environmentally responsible extraction of mineral resources.
Brant Peppley(Mechanical and Materials Engineering) Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells, leads a multidisciplinary team in the development of fuel cell technology. His research focuses on the development of cleaner and more efficient power generators and fuel cells that produce electrical power while contributing to a significant reduction in the release of greenhouse gases.
Steve Harrison(Mechanical and Materials Engineering) leads the research and development efforts at Queen's Solar Calorimetry Laboratory. Dr. Harrison has also been the Faculty Advisor for the Queen's solar vehicle team and has overseen the development of eight solar-powered vehicles.
Bryne Purchase(Policy Studies) specializes in energy policy. A former Chief Economist of Ontario and former Deputy Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, Dr Purchase has authored and edited numerous publications relating to economics and competitiveness. He is Executive Director of Queen's institute for Energy and Environmental Policy.
Joshua Pearce(Mechanical and Materials Engineering) focuses on renewable energy engineering: manufacturing of absorbers for solar thermal panels, combined solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, applied sustainability, green building/engineering, energy conservation and sustainable development.
Harry McCaughey(Geography) is an expert in the field of climatology. His research focuses on forest-atmosphere interactions with respect to carbon, water and energy exchanges. He is currently a member of the scientific review panel on exogenic processes for the Earth Sciences Committee of the Swedish Natural Science Research Council.
Stephen Brown, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies, is developing new methods of environmental analysis, with emphasis on detecting small organic compounds in water samples.
Linda Campbell(Environmental Science) studies the health of aquatic systems, heavy metal contamination, management and remediation. Much of her research has focused on the Great Lakes.
Gary vanLoon(Chemistry, Environmental Studies) studies environmental chemistry, drinking water chemistry, waste water treatment and groundwater remediation procedures. In 2006 he received a national Excellence in Education Award for Promotion of Sustainable Practices, from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Kent Novakowski (Civil Engineering) has created tools that municipalities can use to protect their drinking water from its source in the watershed to the taps in people's homes. Data from the Queen's project, funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, supports the development of policy options for the province.