Cathrin Veenaas

Associate Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Earth Observation Science

Supervisor: Dr. Gary Stern

Ph.D. Umeå University (Sweden): Computational Science and Engineering with specialization in Chemistry
M.Sc. Osnabrück University (Germany): Environmental Systems and Resource Management
B.Sc. Osnabrück University (Germany): Applied System Science

Research Interests:

My research focuses on the identification of new and emerging organic contaminants and the development of tools that facilitate the identification and prioritization of such chemicals using high-resolution mass spectrometry techniques.
In the current project I am studying the Canadian Arctic environment (Hudson Bay area) and am particularly interested in the distribution of chemicals over time and space. Different environmental compartments (water, sediment and biota) will be the focus of my studies. The overall aim is an analysis of which chemicals are ubiquitous and which are unique to which compartments including an analysis of which chemicals’ concentrations increase over time.

Contact Information:

521 Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
Email: Cathrin.Veenaas@umanitoba.ca