Jeremiah Bryksa


Applied Chemist

Research centre

Clean Technologies Team

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Jeremiah has over 10 years of experience in laboratory testing, focusing on analytical chemistry in the fields of environmental science, chemical and material engineering, and petroleum and fuel testing. He is proficient in a wide array of chromatography and spectroscopy techniques for materials characterization and capable of performing various routine and non-routine testing within the lab.  

Prior to NAIT, Jeremiah worked at several labs within Edmonton including Intertek Testing Services, National Institute for Nanotechnology, and Bureau Veritas developing analytical methods, performing testing, directing laboratory quality assurance, quality control, training, and managing laboratory equipment and testing suites. 


analytical chemistry, chromatography, spectroscopy, materials characterization, microplastics, water quality, crude oil characterization, fuel testing

Partners and industry collaborators

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries, Inter Pipeline, Fluid Insights, Oberon Fuels, Future Energy Systems, Apache Canada, ZMM Canada Minerals, MetaFLO

Projects and initiatives

  • Plastics Research in Action (PRIA) 
  • Monitoring Microplastics in the North Saskatchewan River (NSR) within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region (2020-2024) 
  • Automated sampling of freshwater systems for microplastics based on principles of ASTM D8332 (2022-2023) 
  • A circular economy opportunity for Kraft pulp mills: Identification and Quantification of High-Value Sulfur Compounds in Methanol recovered from Stripper Off Gas (2019-2022) 
  • Forest and Peatland Re-vegetation of Salt-Water Impacted O&G Sites in the Zama Oilfield of Alberta (2019) 
  • Future Energy Systems: Synthesis and Utilization of Ether Fuels from Forestry Biomass in Diesel Engines (2018-2019) 
  • Effects of Woody Biomass as a Part of a Reagent for Liquid Waste Solidification with Microtox Rapid Toxicity Test and Mass Spectroscopy (2018-2019) 
  • Development of Methods for Incorporating Nanocrystalline Cellulose (CNC) in Industrial Polymers (2018) 

Published work

Bryksa, J., P. Mussone, Identification and Quantification of Sulfur and Nitrogen Compounds in Methanol recovered from Stripper off Gas at a Kraft Pulp Mill, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (2022 Online PAPTAC presentation) 

Bryksa, J. Et al., Microplastics in the North Saskatchewan River in the Edmonton Municipal Region, Remediation Technologies Symposium (2021 in Banff, Speaker, Emergent Contaminant Panel) 

Bryksa J., P, Mussone, Synthesis of Ether Fuels from forestry biomass in diesel engines, 2019 Future Energy Systems Conference (2019 in Edmonton, poster presentation)