Clean Technologies Team

We believe that the key to securing environmental and economic sustainability is through the adoption of circular economy principles.

We work with our partners to transform plastic, forestry and agricultural wastes into value-added products, ensuring that land and natural resources are returned to being valuable assets rather than economic or environmental liabilities.  

NAIT develops methodologies, practices and technologies that remediate polluted land, and monitor environmental contaminants.

We generate knowledge and develop student talents for the benefit of companies and communities, helping them to resolve environmental challenges that have real and identifiable impact on our society. 

Our experts

PhotoFull nameTitleSpecialization(s) 
Danish DarProcess Engineering Specialistprocess modelling software, reaction engineering, distillation
Jeremiah BryksaApplied Chemistanalytical chemistry, chromatography, spectroscopy, materials characterization, microplastics, water quality, crude oil characterization, fuel testing
Kelsey DeutschIndustrial Surface Chemistanalytical chemistry, complex materials characterization, spectroscopy, chromatography, plastics and polymers characterization
Paolo MussoneOvintiv Applied Research Chair in Energyindustrial innovation, technology commercialization, applied chemistry, environmental science, renewable chemicals
Victoria CollinsIndustrial Microbiologist environmental microbiology, biodegradation studies, environmental monitoring, enzymatic conversions, biogenic greenhouse gas production, microbial enrichment 

Labs and facilities

NAIT researchers have access to a range of specialized labs, facilities and equipment. The Clean Technologies Team makes use of these and other world-class applied research labs.

Analytical Chemistry Suite

NAIT’s analytical chemistry suite is a 2,100 square foot space equipped with a wide variety of both standard and specialized equipment.   Find out more

Microbiology Laboratory

NAIT’s microbiology laboratory is a 925 square foot applied research laboratory outfitted with versatile equipment and instruments that serve a wide variety of functions.   Find out more

Latest from the centre

Mar. 27, 2023

NAIT researcher shares his passion for science and research with the public

CBC Edmonton AM interviews the Telus World of Science - Edmonton 2023 Science Fellow

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Mar. 02, 2023

Telus World of Science – Edmonton announces NAIT researcher as their 2023 Science Fellow

Focused on microplastics research in the North Saskatchewan River, this researcher will share his knowledge and expertise with the science centre’s guests.

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Dec. 20, 2022

Heartland Polymers boasts about plastic projects research

PRIA annual event provides update on projects focused on reusing plastic waste.

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