Dr. Heather Buckley - Panelist
Dr. Heather Buckley is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Victoria. Her interdisciplinary research team (which is recruiting!) tackles challenges at the interface of green chemistry, civil engineering, and public health, centering their efforts around creating tools for better monitoring of drinking water contaminants and the design of safer alternative technologies in water treatment.
Heather sees technological interventions as one piece of the puzzle for empowering women globally. Her doctoral and postdoctoral work at the University of California Berkeley have taken her to Poland, Jordan, India, and Germany to perform outreach, field work, and research. She has worked in non-platinum fuel cell catalyst design, air sensitive metal chemistry, and drinking water remediation, as well as in the development of safer building materials for low-income communities and alternative preservatives for home and personal care products.