Alumni

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows

Ahmed Chowdhury


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Mobility of nZVI in the Subsurface under the Influence of Electrokinetics.

Ming Zhi Wu


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Numerical modeling of groundwater-lake interactions on fate of nutrients and bacteria at beaches of the Great Lakes

Cjestmir de Boer


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Mobility and Longevity of pre-Synthesis Stabilized Nano-scale Zero Valent Iron in Natural Porous Media


Hardiljeet Boparai


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Removal of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals by Zerovalent Iron Nanoparticles.

Magdalena Krol


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Project: Modelling of nZVI transport in the subsurface

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, York University, Toronto, ON


Zachery R. Staley


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Quantification of fecal indicator bacteria at the surface-water interface at four Great Lakes beaches

Maja Staniec


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Green Roofs

Nataphan Sakulchaicharoen


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Project: Development of Zero-Valent Iron nanoparticles (nZVI) for subsurface remediation of chlorinated solvents.

Rory Hadden


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Self-sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

Current Position

Assistant Professor, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland


Eun Jung Kim


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Evaluation of water aggressiveness and corrosiveness toward lead plumbing in the drinking water distribution system of the City of London.


Irina Kouznetsova


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Process-Based Modeling of Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation of Trichloroethene in DNAPL Source Zones.


Kevin Mumford


Post-Doctoral Fellow

(1) Numerical Modeling of Dynamic Pressure Effects in intermediate-wet and Organic-wet Sands. (2) Laboratory Investigation of Capillary pressure-Saturation Relationships during NAPL Dissolution

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

Nizar Mustafazyoud


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Assessing the Risk of Organic Contaminants at Off-Site Receptors

Paolo Pironi


Post-Doctoral Fellow

In-Situ Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)


Prabhakar Sharma


Post-Doctoral Fellow

(1) Real World Soil-NAPL Wettability: Tools for Site Assessment and Implications for Site Remediation. (2) Mobility of Engineered Nanoparticles (carbon nanotubes) in the Subsurface.

Current Position:

Assistant Professor at Upsala University (Sweden)

Kela Weber


Post-Doctoral Fellow

(1) Ecotoxicity of Nanomaterials (2) Transport and Fate of Pathogens at Beach Fronts

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON




Former Graduate Students

Omneya El Sharnouby


Ph.D. Student

Degradation of 1,2-Dichloroethane using nano scale zero valent iron (nZVI).

Current Position:

Post-doctoral Researcher at Queen’s Unviersity

Gavin Overbeeke


M.E.Sc. Student

Characterizing Microbial Subsurface Repopulation Dynamics Following Self-sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

Rebecca Solinger


M.E.Sc. Student

Numerical Modelling of STAR to Optimize Smouldering Combustion for NAPL Remediation

Current Position:

Consulting Engineer at Geosyntec

Maria Sia


M.E.Sc. Student

Evaluating evapotranspiration from green roofs under Canadian climatic conditions

Tao Ji


M.E.Sc. Student

Investigating groundwater discharge into the Great Lakes and groundwater's relation to water quality on the beaches

Laura Kinsman


M.E.Sc. Student

Scaling Relationships of Self-sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

Current Position:

Remediation Engineer at Savron, Guelph, ON.


Ian Molnar


Ph.D. Student

Employing Synchrotron X-Ray Microtomography to Study Silver Nanoparticle Transport Through Soils

Current Position:

Post-doctoral Researcher at York University

Spencer Malott


M.E.Sc. Student

Investigating the impacts of groundwater-surface-water interaction at a beach interface

Chris Kocur


Ph.D. Student

Mobility of Nano-scale Zero Valent Iron in Porous Media at NAPL Residual.

Current Position:

Post-doctoral Researcher at Oregon State

Mehrnoosh Ebrahimzadeh


M.E.Sc.

Development of Geophysical Tools for Mapping Geoenvironmental Remediation.

Ginevra Alessandra Perelli


M.E.Sc.

Characterizing Thermal and Hydraulic Properties for Saturated and Unsaturated Soil on the Green Roof

Chris Power


Ph.D.

Evaluating Geo-electrical Techniques for Mapping Subsurface Contamination and Remediation


Current Position:

Post-doctoral Researcher at Cape Breton University


Jessica Barker


M.E.Sc.

Feasibility of Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh.


Jacky Lee


M.E.Sc.

Discharge of industrial groundwater contaminants to the Great Lakes


Shumsun Nahar Siddique


M.E.Sc.

Modeling on Mobility of Nanoparticles (Carbon Nanotubes) through Subsurface.


Andrew Sims


M.E.Sc. Student

Evaluating green roof performance

Current Position:

Remediation Engineer Savron, Guelph, ON.


Tanzeer Hasan


M.E.Sc.

Advanced Numerical Modeling of Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

Current Position:

Lecturer at Dhaka University


Nawrin Anwar


M.E.Sc.

Nutrient Dynamics in tidally-influenced coastal aquifers.


Madiha Salman


M.E.Sc.

Self-sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

Current Position:

PhD Student, Western University, London, ON.


Clayton Inculet


M.E.Sc.

Characterization of DNAPL Source Zones with Down Gradient Concentration Signals.

Current Position:

Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.


Tanvir Hassan


M.E.Sc.

Modeling of Water Aggressiveness and Corrosiveness toward Lead Plumbing in the Drinking water Distribution system of the city of London.


Ambareen Atisha


M.E.Sc.

Synthesis of iron nanoparticles to dechlorinate TCE, TCA and 1,2 DCA.

Current Position:

PhD Student, Western University, London, ON.


Nikolai Mattison


M.E.Sc.

Mobility of Nanomaterials through Porous Media.

Current Position:

Engineer, Worley Parsons, Calgary, AB.


Stephanie Drake


M.E.Sc.

Wettability Characterization for Diesel Fuels.

Current Position:

Engineer, Worley Parsons, Calgary, AB.


Andrew Oleniuk


M.E.Sc.

Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid(DNAPL) Dissolution in Systems with Non-Water Wet Porous Media.

Current Position:

Golder Associates, Halifax, NS.


Stephanie McPhee


M.E.Sc.

Numerical Modeling of Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

Current Position:

CH2M HILL Junior Engineer, Kitchener, ON.


Tiwee Pang


Ph.D.

Discrete Fracture Modelling to Simulate DNAPL Remediation Technologies.


Jing Cheng


Ph.D.

Development testing and characterization of carbon-nanotube-based systems for removal of contaminants in surface water.


Gaurav Goel


M.E.Sc.

Are dynamic effects in capillary pressure important at the field scale?


Brendan McKenzie


M.Eng.

Field Scale Modeling of DNAPL Dissolution.


Ruchi Shah


M.E.Sc.

Geremy Camps-Roach


M.E.Sc.

Erin Cullen


M.E.Sc.

Modelling Nanoparticle Transport.

Current Position:

Junior Engineer, Stantec, St. John's, NL.


Xueying Liu


M.E.Sc.

Current Position:

Consulting Engineer, Toronto, ON.


Former Research Staff



Ivo Fabris


Research Engineer

Reinvent the Toilet Project

Former Undergraduate Students



Alex Hockin


NSERC Undergraduate Summer Student

RESTORE Website, Engineering Summer Academy

Lauren Hockin


B.E.Sc.

Project: DNAPL Lagoon Drainage and Subsequent Migration examined via Numerical Modelling.

Current Position:

BGC Engineering, Vancouver, BC.




Alex Huynh Do


Summer Student

Lab work for STAR project



Tommy Kokas


Summer Research Assistant

Reinventing the Toilet project



Jennifer Stewart


NSERC Undergraduate Summer Student

Updating and improving the computer program for the numerical simulation of DNAPL flow in an aquifer.



Brett MacDonald


Summer Research Assistant

Reinventing the Toilet project



Patrick Breach


NSERC Undergraduate Summer Student

Maintenance, data collection and analysis at University of Calgary green roof site.



Alex Cook


NSERC Undergraduate Summer Student

Great Lakes Beaches Project