Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Civil Engineering 

 

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               Bruce Anderson                              Professor Emeritus             

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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               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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              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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          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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          Ana Maria da Silva                                     Professor

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

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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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                     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

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              Michael Hulley                              Associate Professor 

 

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            Bernard H. Kueper                                   Professor 

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

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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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              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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              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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             Sarah Jane Payne                            Assistant Professor 

Research Interests: biofilm and microbial ecology, lead and copper corrosion in premise plumbing, distribution system water quality management, emerging contaminants, interactions and interplay of water quality, disinfectants, pipe materials, inorganic materials, and the drinking water microbiome 

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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.

 

Chemical Engineering

 

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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 

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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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                Cao Thang Dinh                             Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Electrochemical CO2 Conversion, Developing Electrocatalysts, Developing Gas Diffusion Electrodes

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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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               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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                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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                 Laurence Yang                                Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Modeling cell metabolism and protein expression, Scalable algorithms for systems biology, Modeling microbial stress response

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                  Barb Zeeb                                             Professor

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

Cross-appointed to School of Environmental Studies  

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.

 
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                      Bas Vriens                                   Assistant Professor 

Research Interests: sources, behaviour and environmental footprints of trace metals in large-scale waste streams