Born in Ghent, Belgium, in 1970, Alex De Visscher obtained a M.Sc. degree in Chemical engineering in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Bioscience Engineering in 2001, both at Ghent University. In 2005 he moved to Canada to take up a Canada Research Chair position in Air Quality and Pollution Control Engineering. He has published papers in the fields of greenhouse gas emissions and emission reductions, waste gas treatment, solubility and solution thermodynamics, waste management, sonochemistry, and other fields. He is the lead editor of the 95th volume of the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series, which covers the alkaline earth carbonates. His book Air Dispersion Modeling. Foundations and Applications will be published by Wiley in September 2013.
Alex has made about a dozen apprarances in the media in Canada, mostly on air quality and global warming.
Besides work, Alex takes a keen interest in art and philosophy. He is married to Montreal-born painter Julie H. Denoncourt.