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BWRC and LEADERS Seminar Series - Bas Vriens

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mitchell Hall
Room: 351
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Title: Stinking rich: gold-laden sewage 

Bas joined the Geology department last fall; his GeoEnvironmental Engineering group is sparkling new. Originally from the Netherlands, he did his undergraduate in Chemical Engineering and then a MSc in Earth Sciences (Utrecht University). His PhD is from ETH Zurich - focused on global biogeochemical cycles of trace elements. He worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) after that and had a brief stint in consulting also. Before coming to Queen’s, He was a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at UBC Vancouver for 2 years, and worked on metal mobilization from mine wastes.

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