Dr. Brett Walker

Dr. Brett Walker

Principal Investigator & Interim Director
Assistant Professor, CRC (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.

Dr. Marie D’Iorio

Chief Operating Officer
AEL AMS Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 4089
mdiorio@uOttawa.ca
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Marie D’Iorio is a Senior Strategy Advisor with the Office of the Vice President Research at the University of Ottawa and the President of NanoCanada. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she led the National Institute for Nanotechnology (2011-2016) and the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (2003-2011) at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). Dr. D’Iorio obtained a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Solid State Physics from the University of Toronto. After a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at IBM Zurich Research Laboratories, she joined the NRC, where she established Canada’s first very low temperature, high magnetic field laboratory to study quantum semiconductor devices and later led one of Canada’s first research programs on organic light emitting devices. In 2015 she launched NanoCanada, a not-for-profit corporation that connects the advanced materials and nanotechnology community in Canada and abroad. She has served as the President of the Academy of Science and as International Secretary of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. D’Iorio was also President of the Canadian Association of Physicists. Dr. D’Iorio serves on numerous Boards including the Board of the Canadian Light Source and the Scientific Commission of l’INRS.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Barbara Francisco

Adjunct Professor EES & 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.

Anthony Lapp

Anthony Lapp

Laboratory Manager / Senior Technician
Noble Gas & Tritium 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.

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.

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.

Liam Zonruiter

Technician
Actinides Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 6830
lzonruit@uottawa.ca
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Liam joined the Actinides Laboratory in 2017 while working on his Honours thesis and continued to work in the lab as a research assistant until the end of 2018. He returned to the Actinides Laboratory in 2021 as a laboratory technician and is primarily focused on gamma spectrometry and trace radioisotope analysis.

Daisy Butera

Technician
Tritium Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. XXXX
kbute072@uottawa.ca
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Daisy is a technician in the tritium lab and has been with the AEL AMS team since 2019. She received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Concordia University (Montreal) in 2016.

Natasha Luckovitch

Junior Technician
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7878
nluckovi@uottawa.ca
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Natasha joined the Radiocarbon Laboratory in 2022. She received her BSc in Environmental Biology and Technology from Nipissing University.

Makenna Cavarzan

Work Study
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7878

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Makenna joined the Radiocarbon Laboratory in 2021 as a University of Ottawa work study student.

Mathieu Simard

Administrative Assistant
AEL AMS Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7177
msimard2@uottawa.ca
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Matt joined the AEL AMS Lab in 2022. He graduated with bachelors of health and physical education with a specialization in outdoor education from Laurentian University in 2019. Matt is an avid traveler, photographer and part time expedition guide with a genuine curiosity for sciences.

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Daniel Chong

Technician
Radiocarbon Laboratory
613-562-5800 ext. 7878
dchong@uottawa.ca
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Daniel joined the Radiocarbon Laboratory in 2022 as a technician. He recieved his BSc in Environmental Science from Carleton University.