I am a Water Resources Engineering PhD graduate from University of Waterloo.
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.
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).
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
My role as a Research Biogeochemist is to support experimental, field and model-based research activities within the research group.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
Office: EIT 2003
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37968
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?