Ian Smith, Ph.D
Ian Smith serves as a Material Scientist for the firm. He specializes in environmental hazards, material testing, and environmental due diligence services. His work is focused on assisting developers, owners, or managing entities to meet high standards of environmental health and safety, in order to achieve smooth and successful project completion, all while maintaining community and worker safety.
Ian has more than 13 years of experience in engineering research and development, environmental safety, hazardous waste management, and technical publication. His expertise in Materials Science and Engineering allows him to apply a wide range of analytical and problem-solving skills to a variety of Triterra projects. Ian regularly provides due diligence services, such as Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs), Due Care Evaluations/ Plans, hazardous material inspections/risk assessments, and indoor air quality assessments. Over the years, he has gained experience with non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) recovery, subsurface sampling activities, storm water sampling, and groundwater monitoring. Ian’s work also includes data analysis, technical reporting, computer aided design, graphic design, and technology implementation.
Ian holds a Doctoral Degree (PhD), Masters of Science, and Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics, from Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan). Additionally, he maintains professional licenses as a State of Michigan Asbestos Building Inspector, State of Michigan Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, and Residential/Commercial Mold Inspector. Ian is also an active member of the Order of the Engineer and American Mensa. He is passionate about environmental and scientific education often devotes his time to community outreach and mentorship programs in greater Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan. As part of his community outreach, Ian serves on the Board of Directors for the Old Town Commercial Association and chairs the Residents of Old Town (ROOT) Group, both of which focus on bettering the Old Town Lansing community, through economic growth and planning, and grass-roots resident involvement. He is a resident of Holt.
“Triterra’s mission has a lot in common with my own desires as an engineer. We utilize our skills and resources to make a discernable difference in the world. To see vacant, neglected, and crumbling buildings transform into beautiful homes and storefronts, brings a smile to my face. It’s wonderful to know that Triterra played a small but pivotal role in the empowerment of a person with a dream.”
Contact Ian Smith:
Direct Office Number: 517.853.2154
Cell Number: 248.921.2751