Dr. Carl E. Brown

Research Manager - Manager, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

 Contributing to Environment Canada's mandate on risk mitigation and environmental emergencies planning and management - research and development

  • Fate and effects of oils and chemicals on the environment, treatment technologies, and other countermeasures
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) - chemical research and development
  • Oil spill remote sensor research and development
  • Application of laser technologies to environmental problems

Professional activities / interests

Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP), Chemical Community of Practice Co-Leader

Member, Chemical Institute of Canada, American Chemical Society

Member, Canadian Remote Sensing Society

Education and awards

2011 Citation of Excellence in Teamwork, Partnering and Collaboration - ESTS Deepwater Horizon Scientific Support Team

2010 Citation of Excellence in Teamwork, Partnering and Collaboration - Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Team

Graduate of the Government of Canada’s Scientists as Leaders management development program

Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Key publications

Nunziata, F., M. Migliaccio, and C.E. Brown. 2012. Reflection Symmetry for Polarimetric Observation of Man-Made Metallic Targets at Sea. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 37(3): 384-394. 

Migliaccio, M., F. Nunziata, C.E. Brown, B. Holt, X. Li, W. Pichel, and M. Shimada. 2012. Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Utilized to Track Oil Spills,EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 93(16): 161-162. 

Brown, C.E. 2011. Laser Fluorosensors.  In Oil Spill Science and Technology: Prevention, Response, and Clean Up, Ed. M. Fingas, Elsevier, Burlington, MA, USA, pp. 171-182.

Brown, C.E., B. Fieldhouse, T.C. Lumley, P. Lambert and B.P. Hollebone. 2011. Environment Canada's Methods for Assessing Oil Spill Treating Agents.  In Oil Spill Science and Technology: Prevention, Response, and Clean Up, Ed. M. Fingas, Elsevier, Burlington, MA, USA, pp. 643-671.

Brown, C.E., P.G. Lambert, K. Volcheck and N.J. Yanofsky. 2011. CRTI Chemical Science Cluster – An Environment Canada Perspective on Nine Years of R&D and Related Scientific Activities.  In Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response, Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, pp. 624-638.

Nunziata, F., M. Migliaccio and C.E. Brown. 2010. A Physically-Based Approach to Observe Man-Made Metallic Objects in Dual-Polarized SAR Data.  In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. 3007-3010.

Khelifa, A. and C.E. Brown.  2010. Fate of Oil-SPM Aggregates in the St. Lawrence Estuary. In Proceedings of the Thirty-third AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, pp. 609-622.

Yang, C., Z. Wang, B.P. Hollebone, C.E. Brown and M. Landriault. 2009. Characteristics of Bicyclic Sesquiterpanes in Crude Oils and Petroleum Products.  Journal of Chromatography A, Vol. 1216, pp. 4475–448.

Affiliations

Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellowship in Chemistry

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Fellowship

Research Associate National Research Council Canada