About Me

Hello! Thanks for taking interest in me and my work.

I’m currently working at the University of Ottawa in the Advanced Research Complex. My focus here is on isotope detection and quantification using mass spectrometry (AMS and ICPMS) and radiometric detection (alpha, beta, and gamma spectroscopy). My current areas of focus are the Fukushima InFORM project, monitoring radioisotopes of the west coast of Canada, and analysis of calcium isotope kinetics in the body.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Queen’s University and my M.Sc. at the University of Ottawa where I majored in Physics. While I ardently enjoyed my studies in physics, it opened up the many related fields that show much promise. This is what makes mass spectrometry so intriguing: it boasts an enormous variety applications, allowing me to peer into and (hopefully) contribute to many scientific disciplines. Furthermore, it affords me opportunities to develop my skills as an experimental physicist, radio chemist, programmer, and data analyst.

While this site is chiefly an online CV I will most likely embellish upon it with more casual content. So, if you’d like to know more about me and (mostly) my work, check out my blog which I’ll update periodically.

Cheers,
Cole