James Li, PhD
Dr. Li graduated with a BASc in Civil Engineering and a MASc in Hydraulic Engineering from University of Windsor, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering at University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Li is currently a professor in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University in Canada, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering.
Hydraulic and sediment transport of natural streams, hydraulics of oil/water separators, and contaminant transport in unsaturated zone.
Urban stormwater management, treatment techniques for combined sewer overflows, urban water budget, and evapo-transpiration.
Urban Green Development
Field evaluation and numerical modeling of environmental benefits of greenroofs
Laboratory analysis of Dioxins and Furan
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay technology for the analysis of dioxins and furans in fish and in sediment.
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Analysis of urban spills using GIS, Web-based GIS for urban spill management, integrated GIS hydrologic analysis of watersheds, uncertainty analysis of GIS-based hydrologic models.
PUBLICATIONS AND WORKING PAPERS
Ministry of Environment's Best of Science Research Grant
Proof of concept to apply new immunoassay technology for the analysis of dioxins and furans in fish and in sediments
Environment Canada, Ministry of Environment, City of Niagara Falls
Performance evaluation of vortex separation technology for combined sewer overflow treatment
Environment Canada, Ministry of Environment, City of Sarnia
Performance evaluation of stormwater exfiltration systems
Centre for Earth and Environmental Technology, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, City of Toronto
Benefits and costs of greenroofs in the City of Toronto
Hong Kong Community Chest and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Modeling of greenroof performance in Hong Kong
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council
Modelling of larvicides for West Nile Virus management
A 900 m2 hydrology laboratory has been established on the roof of George Vari Engineering and Computing Building. It is equipped with a weather station and a precipitation gauge, soil temperature and moisture sensors, water level meters, data loggers, and wireless modems for real time monitoring.
A hydraulic laboratory is being developed which includes hydraulic flume, vortex tank, and closed conduits. It will be equipped with magnetic flow meters, pressure transducers, velocity meters, etc.
Field Research Equipment
1. Automatic wastewater samplers
2. Telog water level meters
3. ISCO flow loggers
4. Tipping bucket rain gauges
CVL241 Environmental Science for Engineers
CVL412 Municipal Solid Waste Management
CVL845 Water Resources Engineering