Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Civil Engineering 

 

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                     Amir Fam                                               Professor

Research Interests: Reinforced and prestressed concrete structure, fiber reinforced polymers (FRP), Structurally integrated stay-in-place FRP formwork for concrete structures, strengthening of concrete and masonry structures using FRP, strengthening of steel structures using ultra-high modulus carbon-FRP. 

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          Ana Maria da Silva                                     Professor

Research Interests: Sediment transport; river morphology; hydraulic physical modeling; numerical modeling.

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            Bernard H. Kueper                                   Professor 

Research Interests: Groundwater contamination; subsurface remediation; Hydrology of fractured rock.

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             Bruce Anderson                                       Professor                      

Research Interests: Small Scale Innovative Wastewater Treatment; Integrated Environmental Management of Urban Runoff.

Cross-appointed to School of Urban and Regional Planning

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          Kent Novakowski                                     Professor

Research Interests: Aqueous phase transport in fracture networks; hydraulic testing methods for fractured bedrock; sustainable water supply in regional bedrock aquifers; Hydrology of fractured rock.

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                Kerry Rowe                                            Professor 

Research Interests: Contaminant migration; landfill design; geosynthetics; reinforced embankments and walls; tunnels in soft ground; anchors, retaining walls and pile foundations.

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              Kevin Mumford                                Associate Professor

Research Interests: Subsurface remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents; laboratory investigation of multiphase flow and nonaqueous phase liquid dissolution; behaviour of gases in the subsurface (remediation, biogenic, carbon dioxide); innovative approaches for brownfield risk assessment.

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             Leon Boegman         Associate Professor

Research Interests: Environmental fluid dynamics; physical limnology and water-quality; shoaling internal solitary waves; turbulence in stratified flows; hydrodynamic modelling; coastal oceanography; quantitative imaging techniques. 

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              Michael Hulley                                Associate Professor 

 

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          Pascale Champagne                                  Professor

Research Interests: Biomass conversion ; recovery of higher-value chemicals from waste biomass; bionergy; solid waste management; minimizing the impact of municipal, agricultural and industrial activities on surface water and groundwater contamination; composting and biostabilization of municipal, agricultural and industrial biosolids; passive treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters and leachates.

Cross-appointed to Chemical Engineering

 

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          Richard Brachman                                    Professor

Research Interests: Protection, wrinkles and leakage through geomembranes; performance and design of leachate collection pipes for municipal solid waste landfills; laboratory testing and analysis of polymer manholes for landfills; geosynthetics in waste containment facilities; municipal solid waste landfill design issues; shoring systems for deep excavations; numerical analysis of non-linear soil-structure interaction problems; small - and Large - strain behaviour of granular materials.

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             Ryan Mulligan                 Associate Professor 

Research Interests: Coastal engineering and physical oceanography; surface waves, nearshore currents, sediment resuspension and transport; wave and circulation models;tidal currents and marine renewable energy; coastal morphology; dynamics of flows along beaches, rive deltas, in bays, estuaries and lakes.

 

 
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                  Yves Filion                                              Professor 

Research Interests: Climate change mitigation in drinking water systems; climate change adaptation in drinking water systems; sustainable water re-use for non-potable applications; adaptation planning of storm water systems for extreme weather; discolouration in drinking water systems

 

Chemical Engineering

 

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            Andrew Dauglis                             Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Two-phase partitioning bioreactors (TPPB's), TPPB's for production of neutraceuticals, chiral compunds and biofueld, treatment of xenobiotic compounds (gas/liquid/solid) in partitioning bioreactors, bioprocess development and simualtion of bioprocesses. 

 

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                  Barb Zeeb                                             Professor

Research Interests: Paleolimnology, phytoremediation, DDT in the food chain.

Cross-appointed to School of Environmental Studies  

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            Carlos Escobedo                              Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Lab-on-a-chip, Microfluidics, Nanofluidics, Nanophotonics, Optofluidics, (Bio)sensing, Point-of-care diagnosis, Handling and study of single cells, Bio-hybrid cell-based microsystems.

 

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             Juliana Ramsay                                      Professor 

Research Interests: Fermentation and product recovery, Pollution treatment, Bioremediation.

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                 Kela Weber                                 Associate Professor

Research Interests: Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering, Water Treatment and Source Protection, Natural and Constructed Wetlands.

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              Louise Meunier                                Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bioaccessibility of inorganic contaminants; toxicity of contaminants in soils and mine tailings; computational fluid modelling and transport of contaminants in the human digestive system; environmental and human health risk assessments.

 
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           Michael Cunningham                                  Professor

Research Interests: Polymer science, polymer nanoparticles, polymer colloids, CO2 switchable polymers, cellulose nanocrystals, natural polymers.

Cross-appointed to Department of Chemistry 

 

Geological Science and Engineering 

 

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               Anna Harrison                                  Assistant Professor

Research Interests:  Mining aqueous and environmental geochemistry, and includes experimental, analytical, and reactive transport modelling approaches, complemented by field data. 

Cross-appointed to School of Environmental Studies  

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           Heather Jamieson                                 Professor 

Research Interests: Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy, Environemntal Impact of Mining.

Cross-appointed to School of Environmental Studies  

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          Victoria Remenda                            Associate Professor

Research Interests: Aplied Geo-Environmental Science & Geotechnique.