Michaye McMaster is a Senior Principal Remediation Scientist based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused on the development, field testing, and general application of in situ biological systems to remediate soil and groundwater. She has years of experience in developing remedial solutions for sites impacted by chlorinated solvents in groundwater using bioremediation and bioaugmentation as key treatment components of comprehensive remediation strategies.
Specializing in groundwater investigations and remediation of source zone dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) and the application of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) and enhanced in situ bioremediation (EISB) technologies to address chlorinated solvents and other recalcitrant compounds, Michaye has been project director, project manager, or team leader for numerous groundwater investigations and manager for a number of full scale EISB and DNAPL source zone remediation applications that have been components of major brownfields redevelopment projects. She has managed numerous projects involving groundwater investigations, in situ groundwater remediation, and regulatory and consulting support for clients in the diversified industrial, aerospace and electronics, and industrial chemicals manufacturing sectors.
To advance the state of the practice, Michaye provides review and advice to the U.S. Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) on their Edible Oil Technical Protocol and to the U.S. Geological Survey on bioaugmentation approaches for wetlands and seeps for projects at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. She is the author of numerous publications and presentations on bioremediation, bioaugmentation, and groundwater remediation. Michaye has also been a leader in the company's research involving combined remedy approaches (ISCO-BIO) for complex, VOC-impacted sites. She also manages a number of the company's externally funded applied research and development projects involving biostimulation and bioaugmentation.