Michele works with professors and companies to match interests for the purpose of collaborative research and commercialization projects in the fields of water and environment, mining, energy, oil and gas, biotech, nanotech, quantum, as well as other areas of physical and life sciences. This includes identifying appropriate government funding and facilitating agreements, contracts, and project proposals for funding applications.
Michele has a broad scientific and technical background in disciplines including biology, chemistry, and engineering, and extensive experience in the development of collaborative research partnerships with industry. She obtained her bachelors degree in microbiology and PhD in environmental biology from the University of Guelph, followed by postdoctoral research in the United Kingdom. Michele then worked for an engineering consulting company before returning to Waterloo to manage industry sponsored research projects in environmental engineering with a focus on the water sector.
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