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Dr. Beth L. Parker

Director, G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research

Professor, School of Engineering

Beth L. Parker has her bachelors degree in environmental science and economics, Masters in environmental engineering and p.hD in hydrogeology She is Professor in the School of Engineering and Director of G360 - The Centre for Applied Groundwater Research at the University of Guelph. She has more than 25 years of experience as a groundwater professional investigating subsurface contamination issues at industrial sites around the world. Her current research activities emphasize field and laboratory studies of DNAPLs in sedimentary rocks, clayey deposits, and heterogeneous sandy aquifers, and focus on the effects of diffusion into and out of low permeability zones and on DNAPL fate, plume attenuation, and controls on remediation. She is currently involved in research and technology demonstration projects at Superfund and RCRA facilities in the United States and similar sites in Canada, Europe and Brazil. In July 2007, she was awarded an NSERC Canada Industrial Research Chair in Fractured Rock Contaminant Hydrology. In December 2009, she received the John Hem Award from the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers of the United States National Groundwater Association.


Dr. John A. Cherry

Dr. John A. Cherry

Director, University Consortium

Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo

John A. Cherry holds geological engineering degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and University of California Berkley, and earned a Ph.D. in hydrogeology from the University of Illinois. He joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo in 1971 for field research on the migration and fate of contaminants in groundwater and their remediation. He retired from Waterloo in 2006, but he continues research as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He co-authored the textbook “Groundwater” with R.A. Freeze (1979) and co-edited and co-authored several chapters in the book “Dense Chlorinated Solvents and Other DNAPLs in Groundwater” (1996). He has participated in the development of technologies for groundwater monitoring and remediation, co-holds several patents, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has received awards from scientific and engineering societies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He held the Research Chair in Contaminant Hydrogeology at the University of Waterloo from 1996 to 2006 and is currently the Director of the University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Contamination Research, Associate Director of G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater G360 – The Centre for Groundwater Research and Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. 

 

Dr. Emmanuelle Arnaud

Dr. Emmanuelle Arnaud

Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science

Emmanuelle Arnaud holds a Masters degree in Geography and a Ph.D. in Geology. She is a glacial geologist with expertise in the field-based analysis of glacial sediments and sedimentary rocks in Canada, Norway, Scotland, and Alaska. Her research is focused on identifying physical sedimentary characteristics to reconstruct past glaciations and to document and predict the nature and extent of these glacial deposits for various environmental and resource management applications. Dr. Arnaud has been a leader of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional projects that combine various proxies to reconstruct past environmental changes in glaciated regions. She also leads a study on subsurface heterogeneity of glacial sediments and its impact on groundwater recharge and contaminant transport as well as a study related to non-point source pollution of groundwater (specifically nitrate and pathogens) in agricultural settings.  Dr. Arnaud is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences and provides research direction to G360 - The Centre for Applied Groundwater Research at the University of Guelph.

 



Dr. Brajesh Dubey

 

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering

Brajesh Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences.  He is Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty at the School of Engineering, University of Guelph.  Dr. Dubey has more than a decade of research experience in the area of Environmental Engineering Sciences and has also worked as a Consulting Environmental Engineer for 4 years. His research interests include Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Ground Water and Surface Water Quality issues associated with environmental contaminants including those from waste disposal sites.  He also works in the area of environmental risk and exposure assessment; fate, transport and biological availability of emerging contaminants in different environmental Systems and water quality and sanitation issues of developing countries and small Islands.  His present research focus in on environmental issues related to nanotechnology in addition to solid waste management issues.  Dr. Dubey has authored/co-authored more than 125 publications in his area of expertise and have presented at several national and international conferences including assisting as a technical expert for United Nations and World Bank.


Dr. Jana K. Levison

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering

Jana K. Levison has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (environmental option) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (focus: anthropogenic impacts on fractured bedrock aquifers). She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering in the Water Resources Engineering group at the University of Guelph.  Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal, working on multidisciplinary ecohydrological modeling related to climate change. In 2009-2010 she led engineering and public policy initiatives as the Junior Fellow and Acting Executive Director of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy at Professional Engineers Ontario. She has also worked at the Cataraqui Regoin Conservation Authority on the Drinking Water Source Protection team. At the University of Guelph Dr. Levison is conducting novel research related to agricultural and climate change impacts on groundwater quality and quantity, with a focus on fractured bedrock aquifers. Other areas of research interest include: source water protection; appropriate potable water technologies for marginalized communities; renewable energy production (ground-source heating and cooling); and fostering engineering and technological input into public discourse.  
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Dr. Gary Parkin

Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science

Gary Parkin's research interests relate to measuring and modeling of water flow and solute transport in the unsaturated zone and groundwater quality issues in rural areas. My three main research areas are 1) measuring and modeling hydrologic water budgets with a focus on deep drainage, 2) using electromagnetic instruments to characterize soil water and solute dynamics, and 3) measuring and modeling contaminant transport in the vadose zone. Currently, he is collaborating with the groundwater group at the University of Waterloo and colleagues in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Kari Dunfield

Professor, School of Environmental Science

Dr. Kari Dunfield received her BSc in Cellular Molecular Microbial Ecology at the University of Calgary, and earned her MSc in Plant Science and PhD in Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. Since joining the University of Guelph in 2004, she has been performing innovative research in environmental microbiology. Dr. Dunfield uses molecular techniques to study the impacts of human activities on soil microbial communities, and the resulting effect on soil function and health.
 
Her work is often multi-disciplinary and in collaboration with various scientists and university partners (UBC, University of Saskatchewan, Algoma University and Nova Scotia Agricultural College). Dr. Dunfield’s current research focuses on two major issues of importance to Ontario and Canada. The first examines the impact of agricultural practices (tillage and growing crops for biofuels) on soil microbial communities associated with greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration. The second involves the survival and transport of human pathogens in soils, surface and subsurface waters. Dr. Dunfield is looking at application methods of manure and sewage biosolids that minimize the survival of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment.
 
Soil microorganisms are responsible for many important soil functions such as biogeochemical cycling, carbon sequestration and plant growth. According to Dr. Dunfield, agricultural practices that change the biodiversity of soil microorganisms can in turn impact soil ecosystem health and environmental sustainability.
 

Dr. Peeter Pehme

Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering

Senior Researcher, G360

 

Dr. Peeter Pehme P.Geo. is an adjunct professor and senior researcher in the School of Engineering and the president of Waterloo Geophysics Inc. as well as a Research Associate at the University of Guelph. Peeter earned his Ph.D. in Hydrogeology/Hydrogeophysics, a M.Sc. in Hydrogeology/Geophysics and B.Sc. in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo.

Peeter was the founding president of Hyd-Eng Geophysics Inc. (a geophysical consulting firm with offices in Mississauga and Halifax) for fifteen years before merging with Dillon Consulting Limited where he served as the senior geophysicist and an associate.

His 30 plus year career in geophysics has provided him with extensive experience in the application of a wide variety of surface and borehole geophysical techniques to hydrogeological and geotechnical investigations included sites throughout Canada, the United States, Caribbean, Europe, South America, Asia, and the high Arctic.

Peeter has investigated the application of highly sensitive temperature logging to identify fractures and water movement in rock boreholes since the early 1990s. He provides geophysical expertise to the Cherry/Parker research program at the University of Guelph developing and combining innovative borehole technologies with hydrophysical techniques investigating DNAPL migration through fractured rock.


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Aaron Cahill

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD from Technical University of Denmark

 


Cliford Ndiweni

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD from University of California, Berkeley


Jessica Meyer

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD from University of Guelph


Colby Steelman

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD from University of Waterloo


Ken Walton

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD from University of Waterloo


Juijuang Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD from University of New Brunswick



Michael Bower

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: Insitu remediation in dual permeable sandstone - DFN performance assessment of ISCO field application

 

Celia Kennedy

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: Nature of groundwater surface water interaction in bedrock river beds

Jonathan Kennel

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: To Be Determined


Carlos Maldaner

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: Process-based site conceptual model for flow and trasport in Dolostone water supply aquifer with karst features


Greg Martin

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: Pore water concentration measurement in bore holes in low permeability cohensive geological media for depth diescrete high resolution concentration profiles


Jonathan Munn

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: Using sonic and acoustic sensing methods to characterize vertical distribution of hydraulic activity in fractured sedimentary rock aquifers and aquitards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoiab Saleem

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: To Be Determined



Hari Bhatti

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis topic: ALS hydrophysics in boreholes in formed with DFN methods

 

Donovan Capes

MSc Graduate Student

Jeremy Fernandes

MSc Graduate Student


Andrew Buckley

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis topic: To Be Determined

Andrew Fomenko

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis topic: BAFF borehole, using fracture distribution logs and geophysical logs


Amanda Malenica

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis topic: Nitrate transport & fate in PEI sandstone aquifer


Marina Nunes

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis topic: To Be Determined


Joanna Olesiuk

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis topic: Temporal evaluations of chlorinated solvent plumes in Guelph dolostone aquifer

Lucas Andreata Ribeiro

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis topic: To Be Determined