Daniel S. Alessi

Daniel S. Alessi

Associate Professor
University of Alberta

Daniel S. Alessi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, who specializes in environmental geochemistry and geomicrobiology. Since 2013, his research group has focused on understanding the surface chemistry and reactivity of environmental materials such as iron oxides, bacteria, and biochar, on lithium extraction from oilfield brines, and on improving our knowledge of the water cycle in unconventional oil and gas operations.  

Dr. Alessi holds the Encana Chair in Water Resources at the University of Alberta, and was named a 2017-2018 Petro-Canada Young Innovator.  He sits on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals including Marine and Petroleum Geology, Geobiology, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology and Chemical Geology.