Dr. Konstantin Volchek

Head - Environmental Restoration

Current research and/or projects

Developping scientific knowledge, practices and technologies to enhance environmental emergency preparedness and mitigate risk

  • Chemical, biological and radiological/nuclear (CBRN) decontamination
  • Remediation of contaminated sites - research and technology development
  • Environmental emergencies - research and technology development
  • Hybrid separation processes
  • Membrane filtration

Professional activities / interests

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research and Technology Initiative, Chemical Cluster member

Science Advisor to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Global Partnership Program

Review Committee member and Sub-Committee Chair, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Education and awards

Ph.D., M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Russian University of Chemical Technology, Moscow

Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellowship in Environmental Engineering

Key publications

Brown, R.S., T. Lumley and K. Volchek. 2007. Chemical terrorism. Canadian Chemical News. 59(7): 12-16.

Thouin, G. and K. Volchek. 2006. Foam on the range, p.38-41. In CBRNE World, Winter 2006.

Volchek, K., M. Fingas, M. Hornof, L. Boudreau and N. Yanofsky. 2006. Decontamination in the event of a chemical or radiological terrorist attack, p. 125-145. In G. Baecher and K. Frolov (ed.), Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht.

Volchek, K. et.al. 2006. Restoration after a chemical attack: Laboratory research study. Environment Canada, STB, ESTD Report No EE-178, 125 pp.

Volchek, K. and M. Fingas. 2006. Cleanup after a CBRN event: what do users need from the science community? p.74-83. In A.D. James (ed.), Science and Technology Policies for the Anti-Terrorism Era. IOS Press, Amsterdam.


Member, Professional Engineers of Ontario

Canadian representative, Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Science and Technology Centre