Ramon Aravena.

Ramon Aravena

Research Professor, Isotope Hydrology and Geochemistry

Ramon Aravena's current research focuses on groundwater contamination caused by agricultural and urban activities.

Jim Barker

Jim F. Barker

Professor Emeritus, Groundwater (organic pollutants)

Jim Barker's research focuses on groundwater contamination by organic chemicals, especially petroleum hydrocarbons and industrial chemicals. 

A faculty member at the University of Waterloo since 1979, he retired in 2010.

Nadita Basu

Nandita Basu

Professor and University Research Chair, Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology

Dr. Nandita Basu is a Professor of Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology, jointly appointed between the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

David Blowes.

David Blowes

Canada Research Chair in Groundwater Remediation

David Blowes develops improved techniques for the prediction, remediation and prevention of groundwater contamination, including metals, metalloids, pathogens, nutrients and emerging contaminants.

Brewster Conant.

Brewster Conant, Jr.

Continuing Lecturer, Physical and contaminant hydrogeology

Brewster Conant, Jr. studies physical and contaminant hydrogeology. His primary interests are in groundwater–surface-water interactions and using innovative methods to determine conditions and fluxes at the interface.

Mario Coniglio.

Mario Coniglio

Department Chair; Professor Emeritus, Carbonate Petrology

Dr. Coniglio's research focused on the chemical and physical changes that occur when carbonate sediments turn into limestone and dolomite. He has been involved in research projects across Canada, as well as in the Caribbean, South America, Egypt, Oman, Iran, Italy, and the United States.

John Cherry

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Hydrogeology

Since joining the University of Waterloo in 1971, there is no doubt John Cherry has had a profound and sustained impact internationally on the field of hydrogeology. 

Raoul-Marie Couture.

Raoul-Marie Couture

Research Associate Professor, Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry

Raoul-Marie Couture's research combines in-situ field measurements with environmental modelling to investigate the speciation and fate of nutrients, major and trace elements in freshwater environments. 

Tonya DelSontro

Tonya DelSontro

Assistant Professor

Tonya DelSontro’s research focus is to advance our understanding of how human activities and climate change alter aquatic greenhouse gas budgets and thus the climatic impact of our inland waters.

Maurice Dusseault.

Maurice B. Dusseault

Professor, Engineering Geology

Maurice Dusseault carries out research in petroleum geomechanics (drilling, hydraulic fracturing, reservoir geomechanics), and is a world expert on new production methods, deep waste sequestration in sedimentary basins, and reservoi

Tony Endres.

Tony Endres

Associate Professor, Geophysics (Associate Chair, Undergraduate)

Tony Endres uses hydrogeophysical techniques to characterize near surface hydrological processes, such as soil moisture, evapotranspiration, freeze-thaw cycles, groundwater recharge and nutrient transport, as well as freshwater ice and seasonal snowpacks

Stephen Evans.

Stephen G. Evans

Professor, Geological Engineering

Stephen Evans is interested in the occurrence and behavior of natural hazards , with a focus on  catastrophic landslides, landslide dams, glacial hazards, and tsunamis

Shaun Frape.

Shaun Frape

Professor, Inorganic Geochemistry

Shaun Frape studies groundwater flow, specializing in isotopic tracers used to follow contaminants being transported in natural systems. He studies both deep groundwater systems as well as interactions between groundwater, lakes and rivers on local and regional scales.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Emil O. Frind

Emil O. Frind

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Groundwater (modelling)

Emil O. Frind pioneered the field of quantitative groundwater science and over his career he has been a leader in the development of modelling methodologies for groundwater processes.

Bob Gillham.

Bob Gillham

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Groundwater

Robert Gillham is one of Waterloo's most recognised research scientists in the field of groundwater remediation. His invention of the reactive permeable barrier is used worldwide today.

Walter Illman.

Walter Illman

Professor, Physical and Contaminant Hydrogeology

Walter Illman specializes in groundwater hydrology, both in the saturated and unsaturated zones.

He uses mathematical modeling, laboratory and field experiments to understand contaminant transport and natural degradation of organic contaminants in groundwater.

John Johnston.

John Johnston

Assistant Professor, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

John Johnston aims to identify natural patterns and trends involving sediment, lake water levels, and climate to help predict future scenarios for some of the largest freshwater resources on Earth.

Paul F. Karrow.

Paul F. Karrow

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Quaternary Geology

Professor Karrow's research focuses on Quaternary history, mainly through understanding the glacial sedimentary record and their contained fossils.

Brian Kendall.

Brian Kendall

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Redox-Sensitive Metal Isotope Geochemistry (Tier 2)

Brian Kendall uses isotopes (both metal stable isotopes and radiogenic isotopes) to study a wide variety of geochemical processes, including the evolution of Earth's atmosphere and oceans and the formation of and exploration for petroleum and ore deposits.

Shoufa Lin.

Shoufa Lin

Professor, Structural Geology (Associate Chair, Graduate)

Shoufa Lin's research focuses on structural geology and its applications for mineral deposit study and exploration. A major part of his research concerns the structural and tectonic evolution of orogenic belts, Archean tectonics and kinematics and tectonic significance of shear zones. 

Alan Morgan.

Alan V. Morgan

Professor Emeritus, Quaternary Geology and Paleontology

Alan Morgan was an international expert in Quarternary geology, mapping and studying past permafrost structures in Britain and Canada. He also specialized in Quarternary entomology, the study of fossilised beetles as a way to reconstruct past climate conditions.

Carol Ptacek.

Carol J. Ptacek

Professor, Contaminant Hydrology and Geochemistry, University Research Chair in Earth & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Carol Ptacek conducts research on a variety of topics in contaminant hydrogeology and geochemistry, including studies on mechanisms controlling the fate and transport of metals, nutrients, pathogens, organic compounds in groundwater.

Fereidoun Rezanezhad.

Fereidoun Rezanezhad

Research Associate Professor, Soil Biochemistry and Hydrology

Fereidoun Rezanezhad uses field and innovative laboratory experiments to understand mechanisms controlling a variety of chemical, biological and physical processes in the subsurface.

Will Robertson.

Will D. Robertson

Research Associate Professor, Groundwater Contamination

Will Robertson studies the physical hydrogeology and geochemistry of contaminated groundwater.

Martin Ross

Martin Ross

Associate Professor, Applied Quaternary Science, Associate Dean Graduate Studies

Martin Ross aims to understand the Earth’s recent past; more specifically, the glaciations of the Quaternary Period, which encompasses the last 2.6 million years of Earth’s history.

David L. Rudolph.

David L. Rudolph

Professor, Groundwater

David Rudolph carries out research in groundwater management with a focus on innovative ways to monitor water resources in the face of changing land use and climate.

Sherry Schiff.

Sherry Schiff

Professor, Environmental Geochemistry

Sherry Schiff's research focus on the cycling of key elements within lakes, streams, rivers, forests, and agricultural watersheds. Understanding these cycles is critical to properly addressing environmental concerns.

John Spoelstra.

John Spoelstra

Adjunct Professor, Biogeochemistry

John Spoelstra explores the impact of human activities and climate change on water quality in a variety of landscapes including urbanized watersheds, forested catchments and wetlands.

Edward Sudicky.

Edward Sudicky

Professor Emeritus, Quantitative Hydrogeology

A world expert on quantitative and integrated hydrosystem modelling, Ed Sudicky is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

William Taylor.

William D. Taylor

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

William Taylor's research interests cross over several areas of aquatic ecology, including nutrient cycles, the fate of aquatic bacteria, the ecology of protozoa, and human effects on water quality. His most recent research concerns the freshwater phosphorus cycle.

André Unger.

André Unger

Associate Professor, Sustainable Water Resource Management

André Unger studies how municipalities can sustainably manage their water resources and infrastructure using a variety of tools, including groundwater and surface water modeling, and water infrastructure asset management tools.

Philippe Van Cappellen

Philippe Van Cappellen

Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology

Philippe Van Cappellen leads an interdisciplinary research team focusing on the processes, both natural and human-driven, that control water quality along the hydrological cycle. 

Barry Warner.

Barry Warner

Professor, Wetland Ecology and Paleoecology (Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Fellow)

Barry Warner studies the dynamics of natural, restored, and created wetlands using a variety of ecological and paleoecological indicators. These methods are used to study wetland ecosystems across a variety of spatial scales and temporal scales.

Chris Yakymchuk.

Chris Yakymchuk

Associate Professor, Petrology and Economic Geology

Chris Yakymchuk studies how mountain chains form through the process of plate tectonics.

Colby Steelman

Colby Steelman

Lecturer, Environmental Geophysics

Colby Steelman’s research focuses on the dynamic processes of groundwater flow systems. Specific interests include hydrogeophysical characterization and monitoring of groundwater process dynamics and their importance in regional flow systems.

Madeline Rosamond

Madeline Rosamond

International Lecturer, Water Sciences

Madeline (Maddy) Rosamond is interested in improving undergraduate learning and teaching by combining experiential learning and rigorous analytical techniques.

Andrea Brookfield

Andrea Brookfield

Assistant Professor, Integrated Hydrologic Systems

Andrea Brookfield’s interests include the development and use of efficient yet effective numerical tools for resource management.

Randy Stotler

Associate Professor, Water Resource Sustainability, Hydrogeology, and Isotope Geochemistry

Randy Stotler conducts research on water resource availability and sustainability, the effects of changes in climate and land use to the critical zone, and the origin and evolution of fluids in the earth's crust.

Jenine McCutcheon

Jenine McCutcheon

Assistant Professor, Geomicrobiology

Jenine McCutcheon studies microbe-mineral-fluid interactions in natural and engineered environments. She aims to understand how small-scale biogeochemical processes influence large-scale systems, with a particular focus on utilizing these reaction pathways to solve environmental challenges.

Yuri Leonenko

Yuri Leonenko

Associate Professor, Geological Engineering

Yuri Leonenko studies how we can best capture and store CO2 into underground formations in order to limit the increasing impact of global warming. His research involves understanding the complex multi-phase flows and transport phenomena that regulate how CO2 behaves in the porous subsurface.

Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons

Research Assistant Professor, Nutrient Cycling in Freshwater Sediments

Chris Parsons studies how naturally occurring chemical and biological processes in sediments and surface water change the chemical form, availability and toxicity of nutrients and contaminants.

Thai Phan

Thai Phan

Assistant Professor, Metal Isotope Geochemistry

Thai Phan’s research interests mainly focus on understanding water-rock interactions and other geological and environmental processes associated with water cycles in both natural and engineered natural systems.

Jean Richardson

Jean Richardson, PhD

Lecturer, Science and Business Program and Earth & Environmental Sciences

Jean Richardson brings a wealth of academic credentials and international business experience from the mining and resources industry to the classroom.