Robert Koski

Head - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

 Laboratory analytical services, scientific advice, interpretation and support to inspectors, researchers, and program managers within Environment Canada and in other federal and provincial departments

  • Performs comprehensive forensic laboratory investigations as a designated analyst under Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and Fisheries Act
  • Provide a wide variety of analytical services, advice, interpretation and recommendations to EC managers and to inspectors, researchers, and field staff within Environment Canada
  • In co-operation with other government agencies, participate in the development of projects concerning the presence (or absence) of toxic substances in the environment
  • Maintain expertise in Laboratory Informatics which includes the design, development and administration of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS); and designs, installs, administers, repairs and provides support for the laboratory computer/network systems

Professional activities / interests

25 years experience in Environmental Forensic Analysis - Inorganic Chemistry

Chief architect and developer of the Environment Canada Laboratory Information Management System (ECLIMS)

Participated as technical advisor on e-government projects in the Prairie and Northern Region

Education and awards

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Alberta

Appreciation Award for Development of the Environment Canada Laboratory Information Management System (ECLIMS)