Barbara Sherwood Lollar

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Recent Research Projects

Field Testing of Novel Technologies for Restoring Challenging Contaminated Sites

2019/20 • $151,600 • PI,CO
Cleaning up contaminated sites in Canada is a significant challenge, in part due to the limited cost effective technologies that can efficiently reduce contamination to safe levels. This is a particular challenge when impermeable soils, such as clay and silts, are contaminated. The use of...

NSERC CREATE in Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET)

2012/13-2017/18 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
Geochemistry is the study of the distribution of elements within Earth (including its atmosphere and waters) and of the chemical, physical and biological processes that govern Earth's composition and evolution. Importantly, geochemistry provides tools for the fundamental understanding of our...

NSERC CREATE Training Program in Canadian Astrobiology

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,497,220 • PI,CO
Astrobiology is broadly defined as the scientific study of the origin, evolution, distribution, conditions and destiny of life in the universe. This new, transdisciplinary science is based on two scientific revolutions - the recent realization that microbial life is extremely hardy and can...

Powder X-ray Diffractometer - Planetary Environment Chambers

2011/12 • $150,000 • PI,CO
The surfaces of planetary bodies are heavily modified by their environments, such as the hard vacuum of space (asteroids, the Moon) or the thin atmosphere of Mars. Understanding surface-environment interactions is crucial if we are to improve our ability to accurately map planetary surface...