Philippe Van Cappellen

Philippe Van Cappellen

Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology

My research focuses on the biogeochemistry of soils, sediments and aquatic ecosystems, the cycles of water, carbon, nutrients and metals, global change, geobiology, chemical hydrology, water-rock interactions and environmental modeling. At the University of Waterloo, I lead the research program in ecohydrology.

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Fereidoun Rezanezhad

Research Associate Professor

Mercator Fellow in Baltic TRANSCOAST Research Training Group

Co-op Program Coordinator of the Ecohydrology Research Group

Mahyar Shafii

Mahyar Shafii

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a Water Resources Engineering PhD graduate from University of Waterloo.

Marianne Vandergriendt

Marianne Vandergriendt

Senior Research Technician

Office: PHY 222

Shuhuan Li

Shuhuan Li

Multi-Scale Environmental Particle Analysis Laboratory Coordinator, Southeast Asia Collaborative Research Specialist

Office: EIT 1003

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 42820

Email: shuhuan.li@uwaterloo.ca

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Zahra Akbarzadeh

Research Associate

I am a research associate in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo, where my role is to develop models to simulate nutrient cycling in lakes and reservoirs.

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Bijendra Bajracharya

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interest is to understand the pathways of organic matter degradation under diverse
Tariq Aziz

Tariq Aziz

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research centers on developing methods and tools to better inform policy-makers of the benefits of using natural resources sustainably. Specifically, I conduct research on the capacity-building side of ecosystem services (e.g., water quality, water supply, nutrient cycling, and flood regulation).

Bingjie Shi

Bingjie Shi

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research involves the behavior and distribution of iron isotopes under multiple cycle of redox condition, with clay minerals and microorganism participating.

Office: EIT 2004

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31325

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Mehdi Ramezanzadeh

PhD Student

Emailm8ramezanzadeh@uwaterloo.ca

Start Date: January 2021

Igor Markelov

Igor Markelov

PhD Student

I am a PhD student in the multidisciplinary field of water sciences. I have a particular interest in applying models to understand the coupled biogeochemical cycles across media and scales. My interests are

Riley Mills

Riley Mills

Research Assistant

Research 

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Wanfa Wang

Visiting PhD Student (Tianjin University)

I am a Ph.D. student with a background in geochemistry. My research interests are focused on:

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Stephanie Slowinski

Research Biogeochemist

My role as a Research Biogeochemist is to support experimental, field and model-based research activities within the research group.

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Saeid Shafieiyoun

Postdoctoral Fellow

The primary area of my research is Water Resources and Environmental Remediation. I have employed reactive transport and mass transfer models as well as field and laboratory experiments to explore fate and transport of subsurface contaminants resulted from different sources such as petroleum hydrocarbons and landfill leachate.

Clement Alibert

Clement Alibert

Post Doctoral Fellow

My research interests focus on physical, chemical and biological processes involved in gas dynamics in soil systems. I develop experimental setups to perform gas percolation through highly instrumented soil columns under controll

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Linden Fairbairn

Project Coordinator

I am currently the Project Coordinator in the Ecohydrology Research Group. My role involves coordinating project activities and outcomes, administrative support, and outreach activities for various projects within the Global Water Futures program at the University of Waterloo.

Mehdi Gharasoo

Mehdi Gharasoo

Research Associate & GWF Core Modeller

My primary research interests lie at the intersection of Environmental, Earth, and Computational sciences, and more specifically involve developing and employing computational tools for modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics of biogeochemical/ecohydrological processes at the soil-water interfaces inside the vadose and groundwater zones.

Kinjan Chauhan

Research Assistant

I joined Ecohydrology Research Group (ERG) in June 2021 as a Research Assistant. My role in ERG is to web scrap data from social media platforms with respect to aquatic recreational activities, the data is then processed and analyzed further. I accomplished a doctorate in Computer Science with a research interest focused on Image processing, spatial data, and data mining for predictive analysis.

Heather Townsend

MSc Student

My research focuses on the effects of the freeze-thaw cycles on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus speciation dynamics across the reactive interfaces in agroecosystems.

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Tung (Nady) Kao

MSc Student

My research project focuses on the influences of dammed reservoirs on a river’s phosphorus (P) load and bioavailability.

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Sarah Kaykhosravi

Post Doctoral Fellow

Role: Postdoctoral Fellow

Rute Pinto

Rute Pinto

Research Associate

My research focuses on the assessment and modelling of aquatic ecosystem services, integrating hydro-ecological and socio-economic data and information to support the sustainable management of freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems.

Jovana Radosavljevic

Jovana Radosavljevic

PhD Student

I am a PhD student with a background in hydrogeology. I am interested in the quantification of phosphorus export from stormwater management systems into the aquatic ecosystems, especially during extreme climate events. My research focuses are:

Ali Reza Shahvaran

Masters Student

Ali  Reza Shahvaran 

I joined the Earth Sciences (Water) program in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo and ReSEC Lab at Wilfrid Laurier University in September 2021. My current thesis is a part of the GWF Urban project. It focuses on studying the retrieval algorithm of Cladophora and Chl-a concentration using remote sensing data to calibrate the developed algal growth model of western Lake Ontario. 

Tamara Van Staden

Tamara Van Staden

MSc Student

Anthropogenic phosphorus (P) inputs into agricultural soils have exceeded crop demand for decades. The resulting release of the excess P to surface water contributes to eutrophication, including the occurrence of harmful algal blooms (HABs), with severe threats to drinking water security and aquatic ecosystems.

Saraswati (Saru)

Research Associate

Office: EIT 2003

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37968

Email: xsaraswa@uwaterloo.ca

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Amir Reshadi

PhD Student

Educational/Research background:

As a Ph.D. student at ERG, my main focus is on the spatial distribution of microplastics in the Grand River Watershed (GRW), as well as the response of riverine microplastic loadings to precipitation.

I received my master of science in environmental engineering at K. N. Toosi University of Technology. My previous research has covered a variety of environmental topics, with an emphasis on water engineering.

Kunfu Pi

Postdoctoral Fellow

My study interests cover the sediment-water interaction and its constraints on the hydrogeochemistry of geo-contaminants (As, F, I, U) in groundwater, the interactions among organic matter, S and Mn/Fe minerals and consequent influence on the fate of environmentally relevant trace elements in the near-surface environments, the design of environmental biosenso

Bowen Zhou

Bowen Zhou

PhD Student

I am a PhD student in the multidisciplinary field of ecohydrology. I have a strong interest in exploring and assessing phosphorus (P) retention performance of stormwater management (SWM) systems in urban areas, especially under the context of climate change. My research interest focuses on: 

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Mathilde Duval

IVGS Masters Student

Education: 

 Master’s degree in Sciences and Engineering of Environment Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Chemistry Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie in Chemistry with analytical and synthesis chemistry option (two-year university degree)

Research works: 

Shengde Yu

PhD Student

Curriculum Vitae

Office: PHY 3017

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31327

Email: s228yu@uwaterloo.ca

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Ariel Lisogorsky

Research Assistant

My research focuses on the phosphorus (P) transformations, speciation, bioavailability, retention and mobilization within stormwater bioretention cells in cold climates. My research objectives are to:

Serghei Bocaniov

Research Associate

Serghei’s primary research interest is to study the interaction between physical and biogeochemical processes in lakes using a combination of numerical modelling and field studies to investigate specific processes of interest, such as:

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Eunji Byun

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests lie in paleoecology and wetland carbon cycle. These two were embraced in one of my PhD projects, which I most enjoyed working on as well as a reminder to me of the importance of wetland ecosystems in global carbon cycle throughout the Earth’s climate history, for both short (wetland net carbon source or sink?

Lu Huang

PhD Student

Research Interests

Nutrients cycles and eutrophication, especially the biogeochemical processes at water- sediment interface that control the internal loading of nutrients.

Konrad Jens Krogstad

Research Technician

My research focuses on the role of winter soil processes in affecting soil microbial and geochemical dynamics and on the export of carbon and nutrients to groundwater under changing climate conditions. 

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Qianlin Zheng

Visiting PhD Student

I am a Ph.D. student with a background in hydrogeology. My research interests are focused on:

Md Abdus Sabur

Md Abdus Sabur

Post Doctoral Fellow

Phosphorus is an essential and often limiting nutrient for the growth of plants and phytoplankton. Excessive loads of phosphorus in aquatic environment can result in accelerated eutrophication.

Qingqing Sun

Qingqing sun

Visiting PhD Student

Visiting from Tianjin University from September 2018 to February 2019

My Research:

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