Personnel

Dr. Ian D. Clark

Full Professor
Earth and Environmental Science
613-562-5800 ext. 6834
idclark@uOttawa.ca
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Ian Clark is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Ottawa. The Lalonde AMS lab, together with the Ján Veizer Stable Isotope Laboratory, and the Geochemistry Laboratory, support Ian’s group of graduate and undergraduate students working on environmental and hydrogeological projects. His group’s research focus over the past ten years includes the characterization of aquitards as barriers for deep geological isolation of nuclear waste, tracking the dispersion of nuclear emissions in the environment, and on the cycling of carbon and nitrogen in temperate and permafrost watersheds.

Carley Crann

Research Scientist
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 6864
ccrann@uOttawa.ca
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Carley is a Research Scientist in the Radiocarbon Sample Preparation Laboratory, and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2013. Carley received her B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Ottawa and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the Carleton University and Queen’s University (Belfast). Her fields of expertise include isotope geochemistry and radiocarbon sample preparation.

Carolyn Dziawa

Technician
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7878
Carolyn.Dziawa@uottawa.ca
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Carolyn Dziawa is a Technician in the Radiocarbon Sample Preparation Laboratory and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2017.  She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Carleton University.

Dr. Barbara Fransisco

Laboratory Manager / Research Scientist
Actinides Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 6830
balvesfr@uottawa.ca
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Barbara Francisco is a Research Scientist in the Actinides Laboratory and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2015.  She received her B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD in Chemistry from Federal Fluminense University in Brazil. She has been working with trace elements analysis since 2009.

Christabel Jean

Christabel Jean

Administrative Officer
AEL AMS Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 1183
christabel.jean@uottawa.ca
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Christabel Jean is the laboratory’s Administrative Officer and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2017.  She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geological Science from Queen’s University.

Dr. Liam E. Kieser

Dr. Liam E. Kieser

Director AEL AMS Laboratory
Associate Professor, Physics
613-562-5800 ext. 7314
wkieser@uottawa.ca
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Dr. Kieser is the Director of the AEL AMS Laboratory an Associate Professor in the Physics department at the University of Ottawa. His research includes the development of ion sources and novel methods of isobar separation using ion beam cooling and chemical reaction cells. Dr. Kieser collaborates with researchers in these fields to establish new techniques for AMS analysis.

Anthony Lapp

Anthony Lapp

Laboratory Manger / Senior Technician
Noble Gas Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7981
alapp@uottawa.ca
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Anthony Lapp is the Noble Gas Laboratory manager and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2015. He received his B.Sc. in Environmental Science and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Ottawa.

Sarah Murseli

Sarah Murseli

Laboratory Manager / Senior Technician
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 6848
smurseli@uOttawa.ca
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Sarah Murseli is the Senior Technician and Laboratory Manager for the Radiocarbon Sample Preparation Laboratory, and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2014. Sarah received her B.Sc. in Physical Geography from Carleton University and M.Sc. in Physical Geography from the University of Ottawa. Her fields of expertise include isotope geochemistry and radiocarbon sample preparation.

Normand St-Jean

Normand St-Jean

Senior Accelerator Technologist
Accelerator Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7454
Normand.St-Jean@uottawa.ca
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Normand St-Jean is the Senior Technologist for the accelerator with the AEL AMS team since 2013. He worked as a service technician for IRMS from 2001-2009 and has a degree in computers and electronics from Centre Competence Outaouais.

Dr. Brett Walker

Dr. Brett Walker

Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair (II)
613-562-5800 ext. 6859
brett.walker@uottawa.ca
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Brett Walker is an Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Canada Research Chair (II) in AMS and Marine Biogeochemistry. He has been with the AEL AMS team since 2018. He received his B.Sc. in Earth and Planetary Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011. His fields of expertise include aquatic organic geochemistry and compound-specific radiocarbon analysis.

Jen Walker

Jen Walker

Research Scientist
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 4129
jen.walker@uottawa.ca
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Jen Walker is a Research Scientist in the Radiocarbon Preparation Laboratory and  has been with the AEL AMS team since 2019.  She received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and her M.Sc. in Ocean Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has been working in the field of Isotope Biogeochemistry for 15 years.

Monika Wilk

Monika Wilk

Laboratory Manager / Senior Technician
Radiohalide & Tritium Laboratories
613-562-5800 ext. 6183
mwilk@uottawa.ca
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Monika Wilk is the Senior Technician and Laboratory Manager for the Radioiodine and Tritium Laboratories and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2014. She received her B.Sc. in Science (Geology) and BA.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Environmental and Water Recourse Option) from the University of Ottawa. Her fields of expertise include various techniques of tritium and iodine extractions and analysis in environmental samples.

Dr. Xiaolei Zhao

Dr. Xiaolei Zhao

Accelerator Physicist
Acceleratory Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7432
xiaolei.zhao@uottawa.ca
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Xiaolei Zhao is the AMS Heavy Element Analyst and Accelerator Physicist at Lalonde AMS Laboratory since 2010. Xiaolei received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1993 from University of Toronto, and has since worked at IsoTrace AMS Laboratory as research associate till 2010.

Karolina Krym

Technician
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7878
kkrym@uottawa.ca
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Karolina Krym has been volunteering and working as a student in the radiocarbon laboratory since 2016, she joined the AEL AMS team as a technician in 2019. A recent graduate, she received her B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Ottawa.

In Loving Memory

Robert John “Jack” Cornett was the consummate scientist. He loved  to question, discover, and explore, both in the sciences and outdoors. His family, friends and Faculty of Science colleagues at the University of Ottawa were devastated by the news of his sudden death. To celebrate his life, the University of Ottawa created a fund entitled the Dr. R Jack Cornett Passion for Life and Science Award.

Robert John "Jack" Cornett