Hall of Fame

July '13

Industrial guests from Arcadis, Consumer's Energy, and Gosyntec visit the STAR lab at Western to see a live treatability test on contaminated field soils.

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March '13

Dave Thomas and Elaine Bild, Site Assessment and Remediation Team, Chevron Energy Technology Company.

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August '10

Dr. Clinton S. Willson, Ph.D., P.E. is an Associate Professor in the LSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and his teaching and research interests include single and multiphase flow in porous media and environmental fluid mechanics. He gave a research presentation to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering entitled Managing the Mississippi River: Flood Control that Compliments Restoration and Sustainable Coastal Communities.

Dr. William Slack is the Vice-President at FRx Inc. which develop and install innovative methods for controlling and monitoring physical and chemical conditions in subsurface formations, with particular emphasis on environmental processes. They introduced and validated the innovative technique of hydraulic fracturing to accelerate remediation of contaminated sites, and William gave a research presentation entitled How and Why of Hydraulic Fracturing.

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July '10

Prof. Majid Hassanizadeh visits the RESTORE group and gave a research presentation entitled Advanced Theories of Two-phase Flow in Porous Media Accounting for Fluid-Fluid Interfacial Area. Prof. Hassanizadeh is a Professor of Hydrogeology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands where he heads the hydrogeology group at the Faculty of Geosciences. His research focuses on various flow and transport in porous media, through theory development, experimental studies, and modeling work. In particular, he focuses on two-phase flow, reactive transport in variably-saturated porous media, transport of micro-organisms, and biodegradation. Click here to visit his faculty homepage.

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December '09

Dr. Jim Smith is a Professor at the School of Geography and Earth Science at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. His research interests include water flow and contaminant transport, soil contamination and remediation, vadose zone hydrology and hydrogeology. Click here to view his faculty homepage.

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August '09

Dr. Jon Paul Jones is a Research Assistant Professor at The University of Waterloo. His research interests include numerical analysis of coupled surface/subsurface hydrological processes at the watershed scale, investigating the impact of geochemical and ecological considerations on the hydrological cycle and vice-versa, improving our understanding of surface and subsurface flow physics, mathematical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport in hydrogeologic systems by numerical and analytical methods, and stochastic analysis of flow in heterogeneous porous and fractured geologic media.

Dr. Clint Willson visits the RESTORE group and gave a research presentation entitled High-resolution imaging and pore-scale quantification of multiphase fluid entrapment and PCE dissolution. Dr. Willson is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is well regarded in the water resources and environmental engineering fields.

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July '09

Dr. Jose Torero is currently BRE Trust/RAEng Professor of Fire Safety Engineering, Head of the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment and Director of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Click here to view his faculty homepage.

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June '09

Dr. Beth Parker is an Associate Professor at The University of Guelph, ON, and has been awarded a NSERC Industrial Research Chair. Click here to view her faculty homepage.

Dr. Brent Sleep is a Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Toronto, ON, with research interests in subsurface biogeochemical processes. Click here to view his faculty homepage.

Prof. Michael Celia is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, NJ, USA. Professor Celia’s areas of research include groundwater hydrology, ecohydrology, numerical modeling, contaminant transport simulation, and multiphase flow physics. Click here to view his faculty homepage.

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May '09

Dr. David Dubois, who is the Executive Director of Geo-Environmental Services of Waterfront Toronto, visited the RESTORE group and gave a presentation on the contamination challenges facing a mega-site redevelopment.

Dr. Tissa Illangasekare is a AMAX Distinguished Chair of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Professor of Civil Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. Click here to view his faculty homepage.

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April '09

Dr. Paul Van Geel is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University with research interests in hydrogeology and environmental geotechnical engineering.
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Dr. George Pinder visits the RESTORE group and gave a research presentation to the group entitled Optimal Search Strategy for the Definition of a Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) Source. Dr. Pinder is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a secondary appointment in mathematics and Statistics at The University of Vermont, and his areas of expertise is related to mathematic methods applied to groundwater hydrology. Click here to visit his website.

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September '08

Prof. Kerry Rowe is a Professor of Civil Engineering and the Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. His research and consulting has been in the fields of Geotechnical, Geosynthetic, Hydrogeologic, Landfill and Geoenvironmental Engineering. He is the lead author of the book "Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities", and editor of the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook for Kluwer Academic Publishers, and has more than 400 publications in refereed journals, conferences and books. Click here to view his faculty homepage.

Dr. Richard Brachman is an Associate Professor in Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineering at Queen's University, Kingston, ON. The objectives of his research are to develop viable economic techniques to repair deteriorated buried structures, and promote the design of durable engineered landfill barrier systems to prevent contamination of the environment. Dr. Brachman has also developed unique facilities and techniques to quantify the limit states of buried structures. Click here to view his faculty homepage.

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July '08

Dr. Jodi Ryder visits the RESTORE group and gave a research presentation entitled The Influence of Surface Free Energy on the Wettability of Natural Materials. Dr. Ryder is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geology at Central Michigan University, MI, USA and is an expert in wettability specifically related to naturally occuring soils with a variety of fluid pairings.