Gavin Grant, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Gavin is a Senior Principal based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused on environmental remediation and the development and implementation of the Self-sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR) technology.

Gavin is the Operations Manager of Savron, a division of Geosyntec.

Gavin completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, under the direction of Dr. Jason Gerhard, co-inventor of the STAR technology. Gavin is responsible for the commercialization, project delivery, and research and development of STAR, and has completed numerous STAR/STARx projects for top-tier clients in the chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, and utility industries.

An Adjunct Professor at Western University, Gavin supervises graduate students studying smouldering combustion for remediation. He continues to advance the state of the practice as a frequent presenter at events and lectures focused on soil contamination and organic waste disposal.


Site Investigation and Remediation, Groundwater Assessment and Remediation, Specialized In Situ Treatment Technologies, and Brownfields Redevelopment Planning and Design.

Practice Areas

Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup


Chemical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Hydrogeology


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2006; M.Sc., Civil Engineering; Queen’s University, 2000; B.Sc., Geological Engineering, Queen’s University, 1998


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