Graduate Programs in Environmental Applied Science and Management
Dr. Michal Bardecki, Professor, Department of Geography
PhD, York University, Geography
Environmental assessment and decision-making, economic valuation, cumulative impact management, media and the environment, environmental discourse, wetlands.
Faculty and Adjunct Members
Professor David Atkinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
PhD (ABD), Queen's University, Geography
Arctic biophysical systems, remote sensing, carbon flux, GIS and environmental analysis.
Dr. Douglas Banting, Professor, Department of Geography
PhD, University of Western Ontario, Geography
GIS in environmental management and facility siting, green roofs, applied spatial analysis in physical geography.
Dr. Ayse Basar Bener, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, London School of Economics, UK, Information Systems
Electronic waste and green IT; empirical software engineering: software measurement, software economics, and software quality.
Dr. Vadim Bostan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Geneva, Earth Science
Environmental biology, aquatic ecotoxicology and geochemistry, assessment of antibiotic pollution on foodwebs, study of freshwater primary production community structure as a function of environmental changes.
Dr. Lesley Campbell, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, Ohio State University, Evolutionary Ecology
Plant population biology, mating systems, rapid evolution, conservation biology, agro-ecology, global climate change, field ecology.
Dr. Joseph Y.J. Chow, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, University of California, Irvine, Civil Engineering
Sustainable transportation planning, vehicle fuel consumption behaviour, urban operations research and management science, humanitarian logistics, transport economics, mobile freight emissions forecasting
Dr. Yaser Dahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD, University of Western Ontario, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Green fuel, green energy, and green chemicals, utilization of agriculture residues and wastes, nanostructured biomaterials (design, synthesis, and applications), design and examination of novel bioreactors, bioseparation sciences.
Dr. Christopher De Sousa, Associate Professor and Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning
PhD, University of Toronto, Geography
Brownfield redevelopment policy and practice, sustainable development, sustainability reporting and project assessment, parks and open space.
Dr. Youcef Derbal, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management
PhD, Queen’s University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Complex adaptive systems and their computational modeling and simulation, hierarchical coarse grain abstraction of knowledge, models of resource consumption, models of biosystems.
Dr. Rachel Dodds, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
PhD, University of Surrey, UK, Sustainable Tourism Policy
Sustainable tourism, corporate social responsibility, ecotourism, climate change and tourism, tourism planning, stakeholder issues, tourism demand, island tourism.
Dr. Farhad Ein-Mozaffari, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD, University of British Columbia, Chemical Engineering
Fluid mixing technology, flow visualization using tomography and ultrasonic velocimetry, mixing in water and wastewater treatment processes, computational fluid dynamics, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, dynamic modeling and identification.
Dr. Mario Estable, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of British Columbia
Biochemistry, molecular retrovirology, examination of the effects of environmental conditions on gene mutations and their role in human disease, gene transcription factors and DNA sequencing.
Dr. Liping Fang, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, and Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, University of Waterloo, Systems Design Engineering
Decision making and strategic planning in management, environmental management systems and operations research, environmental decision support systems, risk and reliability, bargaining and negotiations.
Dr. Zouheir Fawaz, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
PhD, Sherbrooke University, Mechanical Engineering
Green aviation, evaluating the usability of "second generation" biofuels, characterization and analysis of advanced aerospace material, infra-red thermography for the detection of landmines.
Dr. Debora Foster, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology and Director, Graduate Program in Molecular Science
PhD, University of Toronto
Cellular microbiological and biochemical research on the molecular basis of pathogenesis for several gastrointestinal pathogens and on the impact of environmental stress on these organisms focused toward the development of treatment and prevention therapies and environmental strategies.
Dr. Daniel Foucher, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Toronto, Inorganic Chemistry
Novel inorganic and organometallic polymers, anti-microbial coatings, ferromagnetic materials.
Dr. Alan S. Fung, P.Eng., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, Dalhousie University, Mechanical Engineering
Energy efficiency/conservation, alternative/sustainable/renewable energy, net-zero energy building, sustainable building integrated energy/HVAC systems, sustainable community energy systems, advanced power generation systems, GHG emission reduction strategy.
Dr. Kimberley Gilbride, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Toronto, Microbiology
Molecular microbiology and microbial ecology, assessment of microbial diversity with the use of molecular techniques, the role of microbes in the cycling of nutrients, and the effect microbial degradation of phytosterols in industrial waste water systems.
Dr. Christopher Gore, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration
PhD, University of Toronto, Political Science and Environmental Studies
Urban and environmental politics, policy, and administration, environmental policy processes and systems, global, national and local environmental governance, climate change, energy, electricity, Canada, Africa.
Dr. Mark Gorgolewski, Professor, Department of Architectural Science and Director, Graduate Program in Building Science
PhD, Oxford Brookes University, UK, Low Energy Architecture
Zero carbon buildings, building from waste, post carbon communities, building performance assessment, the impact of urban agriculture on the design of buildings and urban spaces.
Dr. Robert Gossage, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Victoria, Chemistry
Coordination chemistry, ligand design, polymerization, oxazolines, lignin activation.
Dr. Sonya Graci, Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
PhD, University of Waterloo, Geography
Sustainable tourism, corporate social responsibility, environmental management systems, environmental impact assessment, community capacity building, pro-poor tourism development, partnership development, ecotourism, aboriginal issues.
Dr. Aziz Guergachi, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management
PhD, University of Ottawa, Engineering
Mathematical modeling of systems, data mining and machine learning with applications to environmental engineering and management.
Dr. Jane Hao, Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science
PhD, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Construction Project Management
Construction and demolition waste management, system dynamic application for assessing construction sustainability, environmental performance for construction projects.
Dr. Martina Hausner, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, Microbiology
Microbial ecology, environmental microbiology and biotechnology, biofilms, characterization of the structure, composition and function of biofilms and other bioaggregates, fate of catabolic plamids in biofilms, bioaugmentation, drinking water biofilms.
Dr. Ingrid Hehmeyer, Associate Professor, Department of History
DAgrSc, University of Bonn, Germany, Agriculture
MSc (equivalent), University of Bonn, Pharmacy
History of water technology in ancient and medieval Arabia, history of the medical sciences in the Islamic world.
Dr. Darrick Heyd, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Toronto, Chemistry
Surfaces and interfaces in water and air environments.
Dr. Miljana Horvat, Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science
PhD, Concordia University, Building Engineering; M.Arch., McGill
Solar energy and architecture, hygrothermal performance of building envelopes, advanced energy efficient facades, sustainability, performance evaluation of existing buildings, residential buildings.
Dr. Carolyn Johns, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration
PhD, McMaster University, Public Policy
Environmental policy; water policy; land use policy; public administration; intergovernmental relations; Canada and US.
Dr. Darko Joksimovic, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, University of Exeter, Engineering
Urban drainage systems modelling and optimisation, hydroinformatics, development and application of decision support systems, water reuse, incident management in water distribution systems.
Dr. Peter Kedron, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Geography Landscapes of renewable energy, regional governance and industrial transition, environmental justice, spatial analysis, foreign direct investment.
Dr. Mustafa Koc, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
PhD, University of Toronto, Sociology
Sociology of agriculture and food security and food policy, globalization and sociology of migration.
Dr. Bryan Koivisto, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Victoria, Chemistry
Advanced solar design, solar fuels, photovoltaics and redox-active chromophores.
Dr. June Komisar, Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science
PhD, University of Michigan, History and Theory of Architecture
MArch, Yale University
The integration of urban and architectural design with urban agriculture, Brazilian architecture and postcolonial architecture, creativity and the design process.
Dr. Lu Ann Lafrenz, Associate Professor, School of Fashion
PhD, The Ohio State University, Training and Development
Entrepreneurship in the Canadian fashion industry, specifically sustainable fashion entrepreneurs: the characteristics of the environmentally conscious entrepreneur, the innovative processes and alternate materials used, and how the entrepreneurs createdand maintain an *ecologically friendly* company.
Dr. Andrew E. Laursen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Notre Dame, Biology
Ecosystem ecology, biogeochemisty, limnology.
Dr. James Li, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, University of Toronto, Environmental Engineering
Water pollution control process, water quality monitoring and modelling, storm water management, immunoassay analysis of persistent organic pollutants, GIS applications in environmental management, watershed management planning, eco-hydraulics and hydrology, and green building design.
Dr. Songnian Li, PEng, OLS/OLIP, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, University of New Brunswick, Geomatics Engineering
Geospatial information systems, environmental modeling with GIS, public-participated GIS and spatial decision-making in environmental impact assessment, geospatially-integrated environmental management systems, 3D GIS for land-surface-subsurface modeling.
Dr. Eric Liberda, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health
PhD, New York University, Environmental Medicine
In vivo and in vitro cardiopulmonary effects of inhaled toxicants such as air particles and nanoparticles; the exposure of First Nation peoples to persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals.
Professor Nina-Marie Lister, MCIP, RPP, Affiliate ASLA (Registered Professional Planner),
Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
MSc Pl., University of Toronto, Planning
Landscape urbanism, landscape ecology; adaptive ecological design; biodiversity conservation in urbanising landscapes; contemporary parklands, waterfronts and post-industrial landscapes; urban agriculture and edible landscapes.
Dr. Jinyuan Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University, Geotechnical Engineering
Underground pollutant transport, underground excavation and tunneling, urban geotechnology, soil-structural interaction, physical modeling, transparent soil, digital image processing, and numerical simulation.
Dr. Julia Lu, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, Carleton University, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Development, evaluation, validation, and applications of analytical methods for environmental studies; identification and quantification of toxic chemical species in environmental samples; biogeochemistry of environmental pollutants; sources, transport, transformation, fate, and impacts of persistent toxic pollutants in the natural environment.
Dr. Grace Luk, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, Queens University, Civil Engineering
Water pollution transport, wastewater treatment, toxins bio-accumulation in fish, contaminant fate and effects models, bio-chemical treatment of waste water sludge, drinking water toxicity with bioassays.
Dr. Kelly J. MacKay, Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
PhD, University of Illinois, Leisure Studies
Destination image, information search and processing, visual representations in tourism; information technology and vacation behaviour; special interest (nature, wildlife) and community tourism; photo-elicitation, mixed-methods
Dr. Vanessa Magness, Associate Professor of Accounting, Ted Rogers School of Business Management
PhD, University of Manitoba, Interdisciplinary Studies: Accounting, Finance and Environmental Economics
Environmental accounting: the inter-relationships between corporate disclosure, financial profit, and the management of environmental impacts
Dr. Lynda McCarthy, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Waterloo, Biology
Environmental biology and environmental biotechnology, aquatic ecotoxicology, assessment of pollution and remediation, particularly endocrine disruptors in Great Lakes aquatic systems, land applications of pulp mill bio-solids and their impacts.
Dr. Tim McLaren, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management
PhD, McMaster University, Management Science and Information Systems
Sustainable procurement, sustainable purchasing and/or performance measurement, sustainable supply chain management, decision-support tools and information systems.
Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD, University of Waterloo, Chemical Engineering
Advanced oxidation technologies for water and wastewater treatment; biochemical engineering; air pollution control and modeling; photochemical reaction engineering in environmental processes; integration of advanced oxidation technologies and biological processes for the treatment of water and wastewater.
Dr. Andrew A. Millward, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
PhD, University of Waterloo, Geography
Application of geospatial methods to the study urban parks and nature in built environments. Principal investigator, Urban Forest Research & Ecological Disturbance (UFRED) Group.
Dr. Paul Missios, Associate Professor, Department of Economics
PhD, York University, Economics
Environmental economics (biodiversity, pollution, waste), environmental resource management and policy, natural resource economics, applied game theory, and international trade and the environment.
Dr. Raktim Mitra, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
PhD, University of Toronto, Planning
Sustainable transportation planning, healthy communities, planning for children and youth, the built environment- transportation-health interactions.
Dr. David Naylor, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhD, University of Western Ontario, Mechanical Engineering
Heat transfer, building energy systems, laser interferometry, condensation, computational fluid dynamics, fluidized bed heat transfer, metal casting.
Dr. Corinne S. L. Ong, Associate Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health
PhD, University of Birmingham (UK), Chemistry
Microbial source tracking, contamination source inference, multi-use watersheds, source water protection, rural and urban water quality, foodborne parasites, epidemiology of foodborne and waterborne diseases, molecular epidemiology, spatial/temporal disease mapping.
Dr. Ana Pejovic-Milic, Associate Professor, Department of Physics
MSc, Belgrade, Radiation Chemistry; MSc, PhD, McMaster, Medical Physics
Medical physics, trace elements analysis of human tissues, in vivo and ex vivo analysis, bone aluminum, manganese, lead and strontium, X-ray fluorescence, neutron activation analysis.
Dr. Ronald Pushchak, Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health and School of Urban and Regional Planning (joint appointment)
PhD, Princeton University, Urban Planning
Environmental impact assessment, siting of hazardous waste facilities, risk assessment and facility siting.
Dr. Russell Richman, Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Science
PhD, University of Toronto, Civil Engineering
Building science, building envelope, sustainable renovation of residential dwellings, low-energy building design, advanced claddings.
Dr. Claus Rinner, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Program Director, Master of Spatial Analysis
PhD, University of Bonn, Geography
Geographic information systems (GIS), geovisualization, spatial decision support systems, participatory GIS, geodata infrastructures, environmental change: local effects, vulnerability, and adaptation strategies.
Dr. Pamela Robinson MCIP RPP, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
PhD, University of Toronto, Geography
Cities and climate change, urban sustainability, regional planning, design, urban agriculture, civic engagement, progressive pedagogy, scholarship of teaching and learning, Southern Ontario, Canada, North America.
[Not accepting new graduate students at this time.]
Dr. Cecilia Rocha Associate Professor, School of Nutrition
PhD, York University, Economics
Food security and food policy, market failures, civil society and governance, Brazil.
Dr. Cory Searcy, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD, University of Alberta
Corporate sustainability, environmental management systems, quality management systems, performance measurement, industrial ecology, and life cycle assessment.
Dr. Ahmed Shaker, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Geomatics
Satellite sensor modelling, Geometric correction of HRSI, Image processing and data fusion, Remote Sensing applications in urban planning, water resources managements, and monitoring, Image classification, Remote Sensing/GIS integrations.
Dr. Farid Shirazi, Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management
PhD, University of Cape Town (South Africa), Information Systems
Green IT with an emphasis on e-waste management and sustainable development, cloud computing, e-government strategies, and ICT security.
Dr. Tim Sly, Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health
PhD, Teesside University, Risk Studies
Risk assessment for environmental management and public health, biostatistics, epidemiology of communicable diseases, risk perception and communication.
Dr. Cheryl Teelucksingh, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
PhD, York University, Sociology
Environmental justice, urban sustainability, socio-spatial theory, applied geographical information systems, ethno-racial and immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto.
Dr. Ginette Turcotte, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD, University of Western Ontario, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
Biological processes in upgrading food wastes, biofuel ethanol, cellulose degradation of agricultural and food residues.
Dr. Eric de Noronha Vaz, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
PhD, New University of Lisbon, Statistics and Information Management
Urban growth and urban sprawl in regional change, sustainable development, heritage monitoring, spatial modeling and complex system dynamics, cellular automata, graph theory, neogeography, volunteered geographic information, land-cover/land-use change, coastal sustainability, soil erosion and climate change, renewable energy, sustainable business, regional science.
Dr. Russell D. Viirre, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Western Ontario, Chemistry
Synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry.
Dr. Philip Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
PhD, University of Bradford, UK, Energy Policy
Renewable energy technology, commercialization of innovation, sustainability policies, energy economics, scenario planning.
Dr. Kernaghan Webb, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Business Management
LLD (PhD in Law), University of Ottawa, Regulatory Offences and Environmental Protection
Effectiveness and applicability of environmental management systems standards; the effectiveness, utility and meaning of corporate social responsibility, business ethics; (more...)
Dr. Alex Wellington, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
PhD, York University, Philosophy; LLB, LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, Law
Environmental law and policy, intellectual property law and innovation policy, biotechnology and bioethics (including environmental ethics), business ethics, human rights and justice.
Dr. Gideon Wolfaardt, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Interfaces and Biofilms, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, University of Saskatchewan
Microbial Ecology, environmental Microbiology, biofilm research
Dr. Arnold Yuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
PhD, University of Waterloo, Civil Engineering
Risk-informed infrastructure engineering, which specifically focuses on uncertainty modeling and risk management, life-cycel assessment, inspection and maintenance optimization, and project risk management.
Dr. Mohammad J. Abdekhodaie, Scientist, Lealie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology (Iran)
PhD, University of Toronto, Chemical Engineering
Molecular imprint technology, controlled release delivery systems, mathematical modelling and computer simulation
Dr. Ian Droppo, Research Scientist, Environment Canada
PhD, University of Exeter, UK
Dr. Bernard Fleet, President, Fleetec Inc.
PhD, Birmingham, UK, Analytical Chemistry; DSc, Imperial College, University of London; FRSC
Climate change and corporate strategies for managing the transition to the low-carbon economy, sustainable development with a focus on the economics of clean transportation and zero-emission vehicle technologies.
Dr. John Hicks, Instructor, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University
PhD, York University, Experimental Space Sciences
Air pollutant sources and their transfer through media, the exposure of local populations to contaminants, and the estimation of risk of chemical exposures.
Dr. Jennifer R. McKelvie, P.Geo., Senior Technical Specialist, Nuclear Waste Management Organization
PhD, University of Toronto, Geology
Evaluation of biogeochemical and hydrogeological processes, and their potential impact on used nuclear fuel containers, in a deep geological repository; determination of factors limiting microbial growth and activity in a DGR for used nuclear fuel; development of microbiological sampling and analysis methods for low permeability rocks.
Dr. Marthinus (Otini) Kroukamp, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biology
PhD, Ryerson University, Microbilogy
Antimicrobial resistance of biofilms and biofilm derived cells.
Dr. Yi-Fan Li, Senior Research Scientist, Modelling and Integration Research Section (ARQI), Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada
PhD, Physics, University of Waterloo
Transport and transfer of persistent toxic pollutants (PTS) in multi-compartments, including air, soil, water, and sediment, the relationship of source/receptor of PTS in multi-compartments, usage/emission/residue inventories for PTS on both regional and global scales.
Dr. Steven N. Liss, Vice-Principal (Research) and Professor of Environmental Studies and Chemical Engineering of Queen's University, Ontario
PhD, University of Saskatchewan, Applied Microbiology and Food Sciences
Environmental biotechnology and waste water treatment, floc stabilization and bio-remediation, biofloculation and environmental analysis.
Dr. Ching Lo, SCCM, Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory Services Branch, Ministry of the Environment
PhD, University of Windsor, Biology
Use of ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay) to detect infectious diseases and environmental pollutants including pesticides, bacterial toxins and persistent organic pollutants; global warming root causes.
Dr. Guerino G. Scaripante, Research Fellow, Xerox Research Centre of Cananda
PhD, McGill University, Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Novel sustainable materials and processes.