In Memoriam: Dr. Mehran Alaee

PIPSC is saddened to learn of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Mehran Alaee. Mehran’s commitment to PIPSC members was deep and unwavering. We will miss him very much.

Mehran served PIPSC members with distinction in a number of capacities over many years, notably as a union steward at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in Burlington.

He was also a key member of the PIPSC Central Bargaining Team and the Respect Committee at ECCC’s Canada Centre for Inland Waters.

Mehran served as Acting President and Vice-President of the Research Group and President of the Hamilton-Burlington Branch and Hamilton-Burlington Research Sub-Group.

For many years, Mehran served on the executive of the Research Group and as a delegate to the PIPSC AGM.

Dr. Alaee obtained his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Guelph in 1991 and joined Environment Canada in 1991 as a post-doctoral fellow, becoming a Research Scientist in 1992. Mehran was an expert in environmental mass spectrometry and a highly respected scientist with numerous international collaborations. Over the years, his research targeted some of the key challenges in the field of aquatic contaminants. His work included 105 scientific publications and many more presentations. His efforts have had a lasting impact and helped to shape ECCC policies and regulations.

In addition, Mehran was an adjunct professor at various universities and mentored, trained and supervised many students and post-docs.

PIPSC extends its condolences to Mehran’s family and to the many friends who were privileged to know him.

Condolences and memories can be expressed online.