Alex is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph where he studied chemistry and played on the varsity rugby team. He worked as an undergraduate research student for a professor studying the effects of cationic solvents on CO2 absorption using computational research methods.
Alex joined SiREM earlier this year, coming to us with 1 year of experience as an R&D co-op employee for a bioanalytical lab, Therapure Biopharama, and a depolymerization lab, GreenMantra. During his time at Therapure he conducted column trials on processed human plasma. While at GreenMantra he created a catalyst trial using a 4L Autoclave reactor to study depolymerization chemistry on recycled polystyrene.
Since joining SiREM, Alex hit the ground running providing support in our passive sampling service area, preparing samplers, documentation, field support and R&D. He is also involved in analytical instrumentation troubleshooting, method development and data acquisition.
During his free time Alex enjoys playing board games and video games, and walking his 3-year-old black lab, Harlow.