The 2018 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific and organizational innovations, and best practices for the management of contaminated sites.
Meet Us At the Conference!
Visit our team at booth 31 – Terry Obal, Heather Lord, Sébastien Brault & Paul Henige
View Our Poster Presentation
See our poster on “Pilot scale assessment of lead abatement approaches for reduction of dissolved lead in water” by Heather Lord
Attend Our Presentation Sessions
Join our presentation sessions to learn more about the following topics:
|June 13||8:30 AM||Terry Obal||Understanding the Impacts of Confounding Uncertainties with PFAS – from Assessment to Communication with Stakeholders|
|June 13||1:30 PM||Sebastien Brault||Understanding the Impacts of Confounding Uncertainties with PFAS – from Assessment to Communication with Stakeholders|
|June 13||8:30 AM||Terry Obal||Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Contaminated Sites Management|
|June 14||1:30 PM||Heather Lord||PFAS Dark Matter: Per- and polyfluorinated precursors in soil and water|
|June 15||4:00 PM||Heather Lord||Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater using Carbon Amendments: Analytical Challenges and Solutions|
About Heather Lord
Heather Lord joined Maxxam as Manager, Environmental Research & Development in 2012. Managing Maxxam’s Environmental R&D team with a focus on increasing analytical sensitivity, reducing time and costs for field work and improving overall site characterization, Heather works closely with industry stakeholders to address new technical challenges. She is accountable for method development and for presenting and reporting on our research results.
Heather has a wealth of experience in R&D planning, design and management; she has a successful track record in the execution of collaborative R&D projects. Heather has co-authored a technology patent, edited two books on Sample Preparation, has delivered over 20 conference lectures since joining Maxxam and has published over 50 papers in refereed scientific journals. She earned her Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Waterloo.
About Terry Obal
Terry Obal is the Director of Scientific Services & Development at Maxxam. He provides strategic oversight to Maxxam’s R&D projects, which focus on providing customers practical solutions to complicated and site-specific issues. In addition to the laboratory technical aspect, Terry also provides valuable consulting into the proper interpretation of applicable regulatory criteria. Terry currently leads Maxxam’s Hydrocarbon Forensics group and suite of services. Under his supervision, Maxxam provides advanced analyses and characterization of soil, water and product matrices.
Terry has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and is a Chartered Chemist under the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario (ACPO). He is currently President of ACPO. Terry is also a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada, a member on the National Advisory Committee on the Profession of Chemistry in Canada (NACPCC), and a member of the SCC working group for Test Method Development, Evaluation and Non-Routine Testing.
About Sébastien Brault
Sébastien Brault is the Consulting Scientist for the Site Assessment & Remediation (SAR) Customer Experience Team (CET) in Québec, at Maxxam Analytics. Sébastien’s responsibilities include technical consultative support, technical training, data quality review and interpretation, environmental forensic and regulatory updates for customers and internal stakeholders.
Sébastien has over 20 years experience with Maxxam in both inorganic and organic environmental analyses, business development, project management and technical expertise. He holds a B. Sc. in biochemistry and is a member of the Ordre des chimistes du Québec since 1998.
About Paul Henige
Paul Henige leads Maxxam’s United States PFAS testing team as a senior business development manager for the ultra trace division. Paul has worked in the analytical testing industry for 27 years and joined Maxxam in 2006. He earned his B.Sc in Biochemistry at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Date(s) - 13/06/2018 - 15/06/2018