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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)

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2023

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32103


Nandita Basu.

Nandita Basu

Assistant Professor, Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology

Nandita Basu studies the role of humans play in modifying water availability and quality through changing land use and climate, providing innovative solutions to water sustainability challenges.

David Blowes.

David Blowes

Professor, Contaminant Hydrogeology

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 5004

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 84878


Website: Groundwater Geochemistry Remediation Group

Brewster Conant.

Brewster Conant Jr.

Adjunct Professor, Physical and contaminant hydrogeology (Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Fellow)

Office:  Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2041

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 37234


Mario Coniglio.

Mario Coniglio

Professor, Carbonate Petrology (Associate Vice-President, Academic)

Dr. Coniglio's research focuses 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.

Hans Dürr.

Hans Dürr

Research Assistant Professor, Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry

Hans Dürr uses modeling tools such as geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze water resources, river typologies and coastal systems from local to regional and global scales.

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

Raoul-Marie Couture.

Raoul-Marie Couture

Research Assistant Professor, Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
Tony Endres.

Tony Endres

Associate Professor, Geophysics

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2009

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 33552


Stephen Evans.

Stephen G. Evans

Professor, Geological Engineering (Associate Chair)

Steven Evans is interested in the occurrence and behavior of natural disasters, such as catastrophic landslides, landslide dams, glacial hazards, tsunamis.

Shaun Frape.

Shaun Frape

Professor, Inorganic Geochemistry (Undergraduate Officer)

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.

Emil O. Frind.

Emil O. Frind

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Groundwater (modelling)

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2051B

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 33959


Bob Gillham.

Bob Gillham

Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Executive Director of The Water Institute


Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2023

Phone: 519-888-4658, ext. 84658 

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

Office: Earth Sciences & Chemistry (ESC) 310

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 33731


Brian Kendall.

Brian Kendall

Assistant Professor, Sedimentary Geochemistry & Metal Isotope Geochemistry

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 Dean International Programs)

Office: Earth Science & Chemistry (ESC) 205

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 36557


Alan Morgan.

Alan V. Morgan

Professor Emeritus, Quaternary Geology and Paleontology

Office: Earth Sciences and Chemistry (ESC) 309

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 33029


Carol Ptacek.

Carol J. Ptacek

Professor, Contaminant Hydrology and Geochemistry

Office: Environmental & Information Technology (EIT) 5001

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32230


Website: Groundwater Geochemistry Remediation Group

Publications: Google Scholar

Fereidoun Rezanezhad

Research Assistant 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

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2049

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 36800


Martin Ross

Martin Ross

Associate Professor, Applied Quaternary Science (Graduate Officer)

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2045

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 38171


David L. Rudolph.

David L. Rudolph

Professor, Groundwater (hydrology)

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

Office: Earth Sciences & Chemistry (ESC) 305

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32473


John Spoelstra.

John Spoelstra

Adjunct Professor, Biogeochemistry

Office: Environmental & Information Technology (EIT) 5031

Phone (Waterloo): 519-888-4567, ext. 37277

Phone (Environment Canada): 289-208-1876

Edward Sudicky.

Edward Sudicky

Professor, Groundwater (modelling)

Office: Environmental & Information Technology (EIT) 2051A

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 36271


William Taylor.

William D. Taylor

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Aquatic Ecology and Limnology (Department Chair)

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, Quantitative Hydrogeology

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2051C

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 37235


Philippe Van Cappellen

Philippe Van Cappellen

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ecohydrology

Philippe Van Cappellen leads an interdisciplinary research team focussing 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, Teaching Fellow

Office: Earth Sciences and Chemistry (ESC), Room 309

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 38340


Lingling Wu

Lingling Wu

Assistant Professor, Aqueous geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and geomicrobiology

Office: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) 2048

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 33235


Website: Wu Research Group

Chris Yakymchuk

Assistant Professor, Petrology and Economic Geology

Office:  Earth Sciences and Chemistry (ESC) 210

Phone:  519-888-4567, ext. 33763


Research Website