Growing up in Canada as a competitive swimmer and kayaker, Jacob Steele has a long-held appreciation and deep understanding of water. This, combined with a passion for protecting the natural environment, led him to his first post-graduation role, as Water Technology Research Analyst in BlueTech’s custom research team. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he supports clients by undertaking market and customer analysis, technology assessment, and market strategy development.
Jacob graduated with the University Medal in chemical engineering for achieving the highest grade-point-average in his undergraduate class at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. His skills were further developed during student work terms, leading a series of water-use reduction projects at a major airplane engine manufacturer and working in municipal treatment plant design at an engineering design company. His capstone student project was the design of an economical industrial wastewater treatment process for cruise ships.
Jacob looks forward to supporting companies in their path towards more sustainable water usage and hopes to see progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 6, ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, and Goal 14, to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development. Still a keen kayaker, Jacob’s other hobbies include running, reading up on 20th century history and supporting the Montreal Canadian’s ice hockey team.