Alumni


   RESTORE Around the World

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Former Post-Doctoral Fellows

Jorge Dominguez


Post-Doctoral Fellow

STAR Industrial Project


Current Position:

Remediation Engineer at Savron, Guelph, ON.

Ahmed Chowdhury


Post-Doctoral Fellow

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

Current Position:

Independent Consultant

Ming Zhi Wu


Post-Doctoral Fellow

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


Current Position:

Senior Hydrogeologist at Pells Sullivan Meynink

Cjestmir de Boer


Post-Doctoral Fellow

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


Current Position:

University of Stuttgart, Scientist

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 Uppsala University (Sweden)

Kela Weber


Post-Doctoral Fellow

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


Current Position:

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




Former Graduate Students

Laura Vogel


Ph.D. Student

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


Current Position:

Physics Teacher at Gulliver Schools, Miami, Florida, USA

Victoria Trglavcnik


Ph.D. Student

Influence of oceanic processes on groundwater flow and contaminant transport on Sable Island, Nova Scotia


Current Position:

Research Assistant at Environmental Sciences Group

Alexander Stevenson


M.E.Sc. Student

Assessing the relative role of zero valent iron and organic substrates in the degradation of chlorinated solvents using ex-situ remediation technologies


Current Position:

Consultant Engineer at ch2m and Jacobs

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)


Current Position:

Consulting Engineer at AEL Environmental

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


Current Position:

Foriin Science and Technology, Technology Manager

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


Current Position:

Junior Hydrogeologist, Earthfx Inc

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.


Current Position:

Consultant at Renteknik Group

Ginevra Alessandra Perelli


M.E.Sc.

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


Current Position:

Sustainability Project Coordinator at Green Reason Inc.

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


Current Position:

Valdor Engineering, Engineering in Training

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:

Staff Scientist at 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.


Current Position:

Concordia University, PhD student

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.


Current Position:

AWC Water Solutions, Water and Wastewater Engineer

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.
Department Technician, Western University

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:

Right to Play, Environmental Specialist

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.


Current Position:

Project Lead at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Ruchi Shah


M.E.Sc.




Current Position:

Environmental Engineer at Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd.

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


Current Position:

MSc Student, Utrecht University

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


Current Position:

Water Resources E.I.T.

Jennifer Stewart


NSERC Undergraduate Summer Student

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


Current Position:

Asset Management Specialist / E.I.T

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.


Current Position:

PhD Student, Western University

Alex Cook


NSERC Undergraduate Summer Student

Great Lakes Beaches Project


Current Position:

Project Coordinator, Deep Foundations