Our Team

Daniel Gregoire | Co-Founder & Scientist

Daniel Gregoire is in the final year of his PhD in Biology at the University of Ottawa. He has spent the last 5 years researching how metals and microbes interact in the environment. Throughout his studies, he saw an opportunity to develop more environmentally sustainable ways for removing toxic metals from water and this idea led to the founding of Microbright.

Alexandre Poulain | Co-Founder & Scientist

Alexandre Poulain received his PhD in Biology from Université de Montréal (Canada), his MSc in aquatic toxicology and biogeochemistry from the INRS-Eau, Terre et Environnement from Quebec City (Canada) and his BSc in Environmental Sciences from Université d’Angers (France). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) where he specialized in molecular geobiology. His research deals with how microbes control the mobility and toxicity of toxic metal(loid)s in temperate and Arctic environments.

Noémie Lavoie | Bioprocess Specialist

Noémie Lavoie is in her last year of a Bsc. Environmental Sciences with specialization in geochemistry & ecotoxicology from the University of Ottawa. She has a passion for researching methods to remove environmental contaminants through the use of bioremediation technology. Noémie started working with Microbright in 2017, taking charge of characterizing ways microbes can be used to remove toxic metals from water.

Brian Perry | Water Resource Engineer

A Masters Candidate at the University of Ottawa in Environmental and Water Resource Engineering, Brian has been working on water treatment projects and open channel design throughout his university career. Brian began working with Microbright during the summer of 2017 to help in the design and scale-up of a biological reactor that will target and remove metals from waste water.