Opportunities



Prospective Graduate Students


Forward Osmosis

Dr. Champagne is currently seeking applications from talented graduate students to work on the optimization of a Forward Osmosis (FO) process with novel draw agents. Students potentially interested in this topic should have a working knowledge of advanced water treatment. Experience working with FO/RO systems and/or FO/RO membranes would be an asset.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Chemical, or Civil-Environmental specialization Engineering, Chemistry or similar fields.
  • Working knowledge of advanced water treatment.
  • Experience with physical and chemical of polymers.

Interested candidates should send Dr. Champagne a CV and cover letter with a brief statement of their experience in this area. Dr. Champagne will communicate directly with potential candidates. 


Waste Stabilization Pond (WSP) Modeling

Dr. Champagne is currently looking for a graduate student (MASc. or Ph.D.) to work in advanced modelling of waste stabilization ponds/treatment lagoons. Students potentially interested in this topic should have a working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized systems and experience in modelling of aquatic systems, knowledge of Delft 3D would be an asset. Prospective students should be interested in the development, calibration, and validation of numerical models as they relate to water-treatment systems.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering -Environmental or Hydrotechnical specialization or similar degree.
  • Working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized systems.
  • Experience in modelling aquatic systems.
  • Knowledge of Delft 3D.

Interested candidates should send Dr. Champagne a CV and cover letter with a brief statement of their experience in this area. Dr. Champagne will communicate directly with potential candidates. 


Waste Stabilization Pond (WSP) Characterization

Dr. Champagne is currently looking for a graduate student (MASc. or Ph.D.) to work in characterizing performance in naturalized treatment systems. Students potentially interested in this topic should have a working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized systems. Interested candidates should be interested in physical and biological removal of emerging contaminants.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering -Environmental specialization, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, or similar degree.
  • Working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized treatment systems.
  • Working knowledge of chemical and biological assays related to water treatment
  • Experience with emerging contaminants and bacteria are considered assets

Interested candidates should send Dr. Champagne a CV and cover letter with a brief statement of their experience in this area. Dr. Champagne will communicate directly with potential candidates.