Dr. Helm is a Senior Research Scientist for contaminant issues in the Great Lakes with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in the Water Monitoring Section of the Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Branch. His research interests include the fate and transport of organic contaminants in aquatic and urban environments; sources and impacts of microplastics in the Great Lakes; passive sampling approaches for contaminant monitoring, reconnaissance, and assessment; and, non-target mass spectrometric analysis and screening for unknown contaminants/transformation products.
Dr. Helm's research interests include the fate and transport of organic contaminants in aquatic and urban environment; environmental chemistry of legacy and emerging persistent and bioaccumulative organic pollutants; passive sampling approaches to monitor and track fate of hydrophobic and polar chemicals; non-targeted analyses of chemicals in environmental matrices, Great Lakes contaminant issues.