Phil Richards

Phil Richards, MChem, MRes, PhD, PChem

Senior Environmental Forensics Chemist


Dr. Phil Richards specializes in environmental forensics, and has provided his expertise in environmental remediation projects. Phil received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Liverpool and his Master of Research in Environmental chemistry/forensics from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

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Phil brings a wealth of experience to the Chemistry Matters team. Amongst other projects, Phil contributed to the planning of chemical remediation strategies for organic contamination issues, funded by the National Research Council of Canada.

Phil has worked in the field of industrial petrochemicals where he led research for process development. During this project, Phil managed pilot plant equipment for the development of a first-in-class chemical process.

Phil has developed methods for advanced analysis of free product, soil and water samples related to manufactured gas plants which he contributes to the Chemistry Matters team. Phil has also provided consultation for the interpretation of environmental data in relation to manufactured gas plant operations.

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