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

Assistant Professor

Soil and Environmental Physics, Critical Zone Hydrogeochemistry, Winter Soil Processes, Aquatic-Terrestrial Biogeochemistry

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Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons

Research Assistant Professor

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Christina Smeaton

Research Scientist

My research focuses on elucidating the thermodynamic controls (bioenergetics) on the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nutrients and metals. Microbial bioenergetics applies thermodynamic principles to quantitatively describe energy transformations and utilization to predict reaction rates and microbial growth.

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

Laboratory Coordinator (Biogeochemistry)

Office: EIT 2003

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37968

Email: shuhuan.li@uwaterloo.ca

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Zahra Akbarzadeh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office: EIT 1005

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37789

E-mail: Zakbarza@uwaterloo.ca

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Bijendra Bajracharya

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interest is to understand the pathways of organic matter degradation under diverse
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 2008

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 30214

Rute Pinto

Rute Pinto

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

Camille Vautier

Camille Vautier

PhD Student (visiting from University of Rennes)

My research foucuses on nitrate pollution in ground- and surface water, which is of major concern in agricultural areas subject to a massive use of fertilizers. I aim to predict the evolution of nitrate concentration in headwater catchments depending on future agricultural scenarios.

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.

Nady Kao

Tung (Nady) Kao

MSc Student

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

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 biosensors for on-site detec

Jovana Radosavljevic

PhD Student

Current Project: "Assessing risks of eutrophication by urban stormwater runoff under climate change" 

Contact

Office: PHY 3009

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 30012

E-mail: jovana.radosavljevic@uwaterloo.ca

Shengde Yu

MSc Student

Curriculum Vitae

Office: PHY 3017

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31327

Email: s228yu@uwaterloo.ca

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:

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.

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:

Md Abdus Sabur

Md Abdus Sabur

PhD Student

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. Beside the anthropogenic phosphorus input, some internal biogeochemical factors can play role for the mobilization of phosphorus from sediment into surface waters.

Konrad Jens Krogstad

MSc Student

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. 

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

Qingqing Sun

Qingqing sun

Visiting PhD Student

Visiting from Tianjin University from September 2018 to February 2019

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Stephane Ngueleu

Stephane Ngueleu

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interest is on the fate and transport of contaminants (such as pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, fertilizers and landfill leachate) in the subsurface environment.

Riley Mills

Riley Mills

Research Assistant

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Stephanie Slowinski

Stephanie Slowinski

MSc Graduand

My research interests include biogeochemical processes in subsurface environments, especially microbially-mediated processes and the implications of these processes for ecosystem functions including carbon use efficiency and respiration.

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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.

Linden Fairbairn

MSc Student

My research focuses on the reactive interfaces in agroecosystems, that is, areas in the landscape characterised by steep gradients in chemical, physical, and biological properties and are “hot spots” of biogeochemical activity.

Mehdi Gharasoo

Mehdi Gharasoo

Postdoctoral Fellow & 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.

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.

Mercedes Huynh

Mercedes Huynh

Research Assistant

My research focuses on investigating winter changes in temperature and precipitation on the soil carbon cycle on various Canadian wetlands and permafrost regions.

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