Christina

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.

Bijendra Bajrachary in a field

Bijendra Bajracharya

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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.

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

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:

Saeid Standing beside lake

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.

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.

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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