Ken Oakes, B.Sc., Ph.D. - Industrial Research Chair in Environmental Remediation
As Industrial Research Chair in Environmental Remediation, Dr. Oakes is involved with examining the long-term integrity of managed sites through remediation technology. His research focuses on understanding and predicting the impact and fate of chemicals in the environment. This includes working with the Centre's Mine Water Management Chair to assess ecosystem risks of mine water discharges in relation to their impacts on freshwater aquatic systems. Ken's portfolio also includes conducting and developing research related to emerging environmental technologies – nanotechnology and biosensors.
Dr. Oakes graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario, with a Fish and Wildlife Technologist diploma. He completed his BSc (specialized honours - Fisheries Biology) at the University of Guelph and holds PhD in Zoology from the University of Guelph.