Philippe Van Cappellen
Philippe Van Cappellen joined the University of Waterloo as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ecohydrology on June 1, 2011. He was previously the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Global Environmental Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a Professor of Geochemistry at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Van Cappellen obtained his BSc in 1981 from the Free University of Brussels and his PhD in 1991 from Yale University. Van Cappellen's research focuses on the biogeochemistry of soils, sediments and aquatic ecosystems, the cycles of water, carbon, nutrients and metals, global change, geo(micro)biology, chemical hydrology, and environmental modeling. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.