Postdoc joins ChE wastewater treatment research

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

After joining chemical engineering professor David Simakov’s research group last month, postdoctoral researcher Edris Madadian is applying advanced thermochemical and biochemical technologies to remove contaminants from sewage sludge, the main by-product of wastewater treatment plants.

He expects the outcome of his work, which will prevent health issues caused by the transmission of contaminants secreted from the liquid portion of wastewater, will help municipalities close to home and around the world.

Postdoctoral researcher Edris Madadian is developing technology to remove contaminants from sewage sludge. 

Idris Madadian calibrates an instrument.

Madadian is one of four postdoctoral researchers across the University to receive financial support from a new funding program, the AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship, that was established with a $3 million dollar donation from a University alumnus.

Read more about Edris in Postdoctoral fellowship helps advance water treatment research in Waterloo Stories.