Trainees

Sara Abu-Obaid

Sara Abu-Obaid

MASc (Water) Candidate - University of Waterloo

Research Interests / Specializations: Investigating the effect of low temperatures on fouling of MBRs
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Wayne Parker
ssabuoba@uwaterloo.ca

Mohamed  Amer

Mohamed Amer

MASc Candidate - University of Windsor

Research Interests / Specializations: Application of Bio-coagulants on Combined Sewer Overflows.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Niharendu Biswas
Dr. Mita Ray & Dr. Rajesh Seth
amer3@uwindsor.ca

Gregg Archer

Gregg Archer

MASc (Water) Candidate - University of Waterloo

Research Interests / Specializations: Research interests/specializations: Sustainability of sludge-handling systems in small wastewater treatment plants in Ontario
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Wayne Parker
g2archer@uwaterloo.ca

Omotola  Ajao

Omotola Ajao

MASc Candidate - University of Windsor

Research Interests / Specializations: Physicochemical Treatment of Combined Sewer Overflow Using Natural Polymers.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Niharendu Biswas
Dr. Rajesh Seth
ajao@uwindsor.ca

Hussain  Aqeel

Hussain Aqeel

PhD Candidate - Queen's University

Research Interests / Specializations: Role of extracellular adhesins in aggregation of mixed microbial communities.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Steven Liss
9ha11@queensu.ca

Ambareen  Atisha

Ambareen Atisha

PhD Candidate

Research Interests / Specializations: Identification, quantification and removal of pharmaceuticals and estrogen from wastewater effluent using nanofiltration.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor: Dr. Ernest Yanful
aatisha@uwo.ca

Ahmed  Badia

Ahmed Badia

PhD Candidate

Research Interests / Specializations: Biological nitrogen removal from wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
Dr. Mita Ray
abadia2@uwo.ca

Tulip  Chakraborty

Tulip Chakraborty

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Pretreatment of primary influent for rotating bed filtration.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Mita Ray
Dr. George Nakhla
tchakra@uwo.ca

Mohammad  Monirul Islam Chowdhury

Mohammad Monirul Islam Chowdhury

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Anaerobic wastewater treatment, bio-treatment of wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
mmonirul@uwo.ca

Bipro Ranjan Dhar

Bipro Ranjan Dhar

PhD Candidate - University of Waterloo

Research Interests / Specializations: Anaerobic biotechnologies for simultaneous wastewater treatment and value added products recovery: Fundamental and engineering aspects.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Hyung-Sool Lee
brdhar@uwaterloo.ca

Joseph  Donohue

Joseph Donohue

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Developing new technologies and innovative methods to treat municipal wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
jdonohu4@uwo.ca

Ahmed  Eldyasti

Ahmed Eldyasti

Post Doctoral Fellow - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Development and scale-up of a circulating fluidized bed bioreactor (CFBBR) treating municipal wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
aeldyast@alumni.uwo.ca

Mohammed  Galib

Mohammed Galib

MESc Candidate - University of Waterloo

Research Interests / Specializations: Investigating potentials of anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) utilizing food wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Hyung-Sool Lee
mgalib@uwaterloo.ca

Rohan Gandhi

Rohan Gandhi

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Application of Ferrate to the Treatment of Combined Sewer Overflows.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ajay Ray
Dr. George Nakhla
rgandh@uwo.ca

Malini  Ghosh

Malini Ghosh

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Removal of both Toxic Organic and Heavy Metal Pollutant from Waste Water.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ajay K Ray
mghosh4@uwo.ca

Medhavi  Gupta

Medhavi Gupta

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Assessing rotating belt filter technology as a primary treatment for biological nutrient removal & anaerobic digestion.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
mgupta55@uwo.ca

Chen  Feng

Chen Feng

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Adaptation of Ames Assay for Environmental Micropollutants.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Mita Ray
Dr. Lars Rehmann
cfeng9@uwo.ca

Noshin Hashim

Noshin Hashim

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Photocatalysis Degradation of Pharmaceuticals in Water and Wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ajay Ray
nhashim@uwo.ca

Yu  Hou

Yu Hou

PhD Candidate

Research Interests / Specializations: Activated sludge process modelling/anaerobic methane oxidation coupled to nitrate denitrification from wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Hongde Zhou
yhou05@uoguelph.ca

Shalabha Kalliath

Shalabha Kalliath

MASc Candidate - University of Waterloo

Research Interests / Specializations: Anaerobic Bio-membranes
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Wayne Parker
skalliat@uwaterloo.ca

Venkat Reddy  Kandlakuti

Venkat Reddy Kandlakuti

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Evaluating Performance of Photocatalysis of Advanced Oxidation Process, Biochar and Indium Oxide Nanoparticles on Removal of Selected Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products from Wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ernest Yanful
vkandlak@uwo.ca

Adnan Hossain  Khan

Adnan Hossain Khan

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Fate of Benzalkonium Chlorides in Natural Environment.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Mita Ray
akhan462@uwo.ca

Bum  Kyu Kim

Bum Kyu Kim

PhD Candidate - University of Waterloo

Research Interests / Specializations: Biofilm modeling / Application of Dark fermentation.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Lee, Hyung-Sool
hyungsool@uwaterloo.ca

Jun-Woo  Kim

Jun-Woo Kim

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Evaluating the effect of micro-pollutants on wetland microcosms.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Mita Ray
Dr. Lars Rehmann
jkim58@uwo.ca

Mingu  Kim

Mingu Kim

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests / Specializations: Biological Nutrient Removal, Fluidized bed bioreactor process, anaerobic digestion, and food waste treatment.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
mkim286@uwo.ca

Gloria  Kumordzi

Gloria Kumordzi

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Removal of metals from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs).
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ajay Ray
Dr. Ernest Yanful
gkumordz@uwo.ca

Kai  Li

Kai Li

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Partial nitrification using a fluidized bed bioreactor.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
kli344@uwo.ca

Xiaoguang  Liu

Xiaoguang Liu

PhD Candidate

Research Interests / Specializations: biological nitrogen removal from wastewater.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
xliu625@uwo.ca

Kyriakos  Manoli

Kyriakos Manoli

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Treatment of Wastewater using Photocatalysis and Ferrates.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ajay Ray
Dr. George Nakhla
kmanoli@uwo.ca

Courtney McDermid

Courtney McDermid

MSc Candidate - University of Guelph

Research Interests / Specializations: Comparing rapid ovulation and short-term spawning bioassays to assess the impacts of progestins on reproduction in the zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Glen Van Der Kraak
cmcdermi@uoguelph.ca

Daria  Popugaeva

Daria Popugaeva

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Decreasing Al (III) level in water for water reuse.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ajay Ray
Dr. Konstantin Kreyman
dpopuga@uwo.ca

Junyoung (Justin)  Sim

Junyoung (Justin) Sim

PhD Candidate

Research Interests / Specializations: Recovery of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) from organic waste and wastewater using Microbial Electrochemical Cells (MECs).
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Lee, Hyung-Sool
simjunyoung@gmail.com

Diego Velasquez

Diego Velasquez

PhD Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Soil Aquifer Treatment (SAT) for wastewater reclamation in a high water demand economy.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Ernest Yanful
dvelasqu@uwo.ca

Bei Wang

Bei Wang

PhD Candidate - University of Guelph

Research Interests / Specializations: Recovery of energy and other resources from municipal wastewaters using membrane enhanced AB process.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Hongde Zhou
bwang02@uoguelph.ca

Zhenqi (August) Wang

Zhenqi (August) Wang

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) from wastewaters using the circulating fluidized bath bioreactor.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
zwang494@uwo.ca

Nan  Yang

Nan Yang

MESc Candidate - Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact of volatile fatty acids on the performance of Microbial Electrolysis Cells (MECs).
Responsible CREATE Supervisors: Dr. George Nakhla
Dr. Hisham Hafez
nyang32@uwo.ca

Wenbo  Yang

Wenbo Yang

Post Doctoral Fellow - University of Guelph

Research Interests / Specializations: Energy efficiency strategies for wastewater treatment processes.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. Hongde Zhou
yangw@uoguelph.ca

Nael  Yasri

Nael Yasri

Research Fellow

Research Interests / Specializations: Electrochemistry for environmental technologies, Bio-electrochemistry, energy recovery from waste, Microbial Electrolysis Cells (MECs), recovery of value metals, electrochemical assist technologies.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
nyasri@uwo.ca

Hyeongu Yeo

Hyeongu Yeo

MESc Candidate

Research Interests / Specializations: Detoxification of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural to enhance biohydrogen production.
Responsible CREATE Supervisor/s: Dr. George Nakhla
hyeo5@uwo.ca