Hayley Smith

Hayley Smith
Master's student
Civil Engineering

BSc (Cleveland State University), MSc (University of Victoria)

Area of expertise

Green chemistry, bioplastics, extraction, biopolymer, sustainable solutions

Hayley is a Chemical Engineer with over four years of experience spanning production optimization, chemical plant, and refinery systems management. She worked with Ecolab across North America, where she supported feasibility study reviews, design modifications, and water treatment improvement activities for clients spanning the petrochemical, utilities, and energy sectors. Passionate about research and sustainable environmental solutions, Hayley joined the Green Safe Water lab in January 2021. Her Ph.D. research focuses on the characterization and optimization of extraction methods for alginate-based plastics to advance the development of higher-value biodegradable materials. She has also conducted research within the Green Safe Water Lab developing safe greener chemical alternatives to mitigate biofouling for water treatment.