Canadian Light Source

Areas of Expertise

  • Project/Process management
  • Purchased Access Beamtime


Over the last decade, Erika has advanced from Support Scientist to Operations Coordinator to Interim Manager of the Industry Services group at the CLS. Her role in the day-to-day operation of the group for the past 7 years ensures that client project management is a main focus and industrial clients are well looked after. Erika’s coordination of the Industry Services team provides a strategic leadership approach, allowing for collaboration amongst scientists while capitalizing on growth opportunities.

A biologist by training from the U of S, Erika utilizes her prior laboratory and quality control experience to resourcefully aid all clients from start to finish. Her previous role as a Support Scientist at the CLS and the opportunity to visit international light sources have provided first-hand involvement for operational application.

Outside of the CLS, she loves spending time outdoors hunting and fishing with her retired hunting dog. Erika also enjoys travelling and socializing with friends and family.


Reid, Joel; Schmidt, Ken; Warrender, Neil; Bergen, Erika; Cutler, Jeffrey; Kerr, Scott and Miner, Kirk. (2016). Multifaceted solution of analytical challenges in complex oilfield materials with synchrotron techniques. SPE Journal 22(3), 875-880. 10.2118/185164-PA