In the lab, throughout the community, and around the globe, Trent faculty, students, and alumni are conducting research that makes a difference. The University hosts an impressive number of Canada research chairs (CRCs) – testimony to the scope, depth and importance of the research taking place at Trent.
Dr. Holger Hintelmann
Dean of Science
Esteemed professor of Chemistry and Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent for over 20 years, Dr. Holger Hintelmann, is conducting groundbreaking research on the impact of mercury pollution on human health and how we can minimize our exposure to it. Professor Hintelmann and the Mercury Experiment to Assess Atmospheric Loading in Canada and the US (METAALICUS) team recently released the findings of a 20-year ecosystem study and found that mercury levels in fish decline quickly following reductions in mercury levels in a lake and watershed. In other words, if we stop mercury from getting into lakes, we stop it from getting into the fish we eat.
Read more in Nature.