Jean-François Blais, PhDDirector, Institute national de la recherche scientifique - Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Dr. Blais specializes in the development of new physico-chemical and biological technologies for the treatment of effluents, soils, ashes, treated wood wastes, and metallurgical/mining industry wastes polluted by toxic metals (like As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Sb and Zn) and others types of contaminants (PAH, PCP, PCDD/F, e.g.).
A full professor at the Water, Earth and Environment Center of the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS-ETE), he is a past holder of the Canada Research Chair in environmental decontamination (2001 to 2011) and also is currently the Director of the INRS-ETE (March 2014). He is co-author of more than 210 research papers and 200 conference presentations, is co-inventor of 18 patents related to new environmental technologies, and has advised on over 45 M.Sc. and 45 Ph.D. student research degrees and is Editor of the Journal of Water Science (Revue des Sciences de l’Eau).