Kevin J. Wilkinson
Université de Montréal
Kevin Wilkinson is a Professor at the Université de Montréal. His research is aimed at gaining a molecular level understanding of contaminant bioavailability and mobility. Dr. Wilkinson has been working for over 20 years on the bioavailability and characterization of nanoparticles. He has over 160 publications, over 8700 citations to his work and an h-index of 52. In 2018, he was awarded the Environmental Research and Development award of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He has edited a highly cited book on the analytical techniques used to characterize colloidal particles. His numerous funded projects on nanomaterials have been designed to: (i) develop techniques for their analytical measurement; (ii) evaluate their biological effects, including bioaccumulation, toxicity and genomic effects; (iii) determine their fate in environmental media and (iv) evaluate exposure levels to workers in the nanomaterials related fields. Recent projects have been in close collaboration with regulatory agencies, including Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks and the Robert Sauvé Research Institute on Health and Security in the Workplace (in collaboration with NanoQuébec). Dr. Wilkinson runs one of the best equipped laboratories in Canada for the characterization of nanoparticles (CACEN: Center for the characterization of environmental nanomaterials), which performs analysis for both private and public partners.