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Civil Engineering Professor


Room: MON306

Phone: 416-979-5000 X6470


James Li

Professor in Environmental Engineering, BASc, MASc, Windsor, PhD, Tor., PEng

Website | Curriculum Vitae




PhD – Environmental Engineering at University of Toronto, Canada

MASc - Hydraulic Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada

BEng – Civil Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada

Research Interests

Environmental Hydraulics
Hydraulic and sediment transport of natural streams, hydraulics of oil/water separators, and contaminant transport in unsaturated zone.

Environmental Hydrology
Urban stormwater management, treatment techniques for combined sewer overflows, urban water budget, and evapo-transpiration.

Urban Green Development
Field evaluation and numerical modelling 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.


  • CVL241 - Environmental Science for Engineers
  • CVL412 - Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • CVL903 - Water Resources Engineering
  • CVL912 - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • CV8206 - Water Resources Engineering
  • CV8205 - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • CV8202 - Surface Water Pollution Analysis