Earth sciences professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Paul Sylvester is a professor of Earth sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he has taught and carried out research since 1998. He is an expert on geology, space science and analytical chemistry and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed research papers and edited three books on these subjects.
More than $5 million dollars US in funding has been awarded to support his research activities at Memorial. He has supervised more than two-dozen doctorate, masters and undergraduate student theses and lectured extensively on his research throughout the world, including during visiting fellowships in Australia, Norway, Germany and India.
Dr. Sylvester was born in New York City in 1957 and lived in the United States and Australia before moving to Canada, developing unique perspectives on the cultures of science and technology in each country.