Dr. Michael Lenn

BSc, PhD

Mike Lenn gained a first degree in Applied Microbiology from the University of Kent. He later returned to the University of Kent as an industry funded Research Associate to help develop a new process to treat highly toxic industrial effluents for a major US chemical company.  Mike then completed his PhD investigating the application of clean technologies in the pharmaceutical industry.

Mike undertook a Post-Doctoral position on a major EC programme investigating the clean-up of PCB contaminated soils, collaborating with key research institutes in Germany, Holland and Belgium.  He joined IBS Viridian in 1994 and headed the Contaminated Land division, managing remediation and environmental assessment projects in the UK, France, Indonesia and China.  He also led the development of new technologies, feasibility trials and site investigations.

Mike joined Ecologia as Technical Manager at the company’s formation in 2000, and was subsequently appointed as a Director.  He has responsibility for overseeing many of Ecologia’s consultancy and remediation projects.  Mike has supervised a wide range of projects including; investigation and remediation of a large diesel spill in a sensitive aquifer; site investigations and consultancy for a chemicals manufacturer; provision of contaminated land consultancy for Local Authorities.  He holds a Certificate of Technical Competence for remediation of hazardous waste.

Mike established Ecologia’s South West office in January 2009.