Mohsen Asadi - PhD Mohsen is working to advance the knowledge of greenhouse and other gas emissions from typical municipal wastewater treatment plants via coupling empirical data with machine learning, deep learning and optimization techniques. The Saskatoon Wastewater Treatment Plant is a state-of-the-art MWTP and a Class IV treatment facility in Canada and was selected as a case study given its highly variable seasonal temperatures.
Khaled Benis - PhD Arsenic contaminated water is a global environmental and health issue, currently affecting more than 200 million people. I am working on developing a cost-effective and eco-friendly approach for removal of arsenic from water using locally available biomaterials.
Harrison Bull - MSc. Harrison's research is on tracking and removal of metal contaminants from wastewater streams in water treatment plants, as well as the use of UAVs to assist in visualizing water research.
Tyler Casavant - MSc. Tyler's research is focused on landfill gas generation by municipal solid waste (MSW). He plans to increase the understanding of how current methods of analyzing the gas generation potential of MSW relate to the gas produced by a landfill within Saskatchewan.
Minsoo Cho - M Eng Minsoo will work in the Indigenous Research Area
Derek Eisner - PhD Derek's research is focused on Indigenous communities and their rights within Canada's governing institutions, specifically, the institutional mechanisms that marginalize Indigenous communities within Canada's socioeconomic environment. Derek believes partnerships through consultation and co-design are the means of solving a persistent mistreatment of Indigenous communities in Canada
Ali Ekhlasi Nia - MSc. Ali's research focuses on sediment quality monitoring of an evaporation and sedimentation pond system treating wastewater of a portable water treatment plant. This monitoring includes sediment toxicity assessment and heavy metals desorption potential.
Mohamad Elrafihi - MSc.
Daniel Hamilton - PhD Daniel's research focuses on mineral processing, and how to better understand the mechanisms involved in froth flotation to improve operations. Daniel is also working to determine if bio-extraction from tailing samples is possible to recover valuable metals from tailing ponds.
Shannon Hyslop - MN (Master of Nursing) Shannon is working on a multidisciplinary study that aims to co-create housing and community plans with two Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan. As a Registered Nurse, Shannon is focusing on the way housing and community plans impact health.
Tanya LaBelle - PhD
Shahab Minaei - PhD Shahab is working on modeling the fate and transport of chemicals of emerging concern in municipal wastewater treatment processes. Municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWTP) effluents are potential sources for a wide range of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) into receiving water bodies. Micropollutants (MPs) such as pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and pesticides are frequently detected globally in surface waters and have been linked to adverse ecological effects. The aim of this research is to assess and update the MWTP model to help determine the fate of both existing and future CECs throughout a variety of different treatment systems.
Julia Norberto - M Eng Julia is co-supervised by Dr. J. Soltan and will focus her research on arsenic.
Hayley Popick - MSc. Hayley is investigating municipal stormwater runoff quality and its impact on the ecosystem of receiving waters. She is examining the quality of both summer stormwater and snowmelt discharging to the South Saskatchewan River from the City of Saskatoon.
Connor Theoret - MSc. Connor's research focuses on wastewater management and First Nations economic development.
Tim Vogel - PhD Tim’s research investigates the costs connected to drinking water systems, funding for operation and maintenance, and creating systems that reflect community values. The goal is for research that is community driven with emphasis on building relationships and providing tangible benefits for community partners.
Past Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Nathan Bettman - MSc. Ali Damuchali - PDF Saif Al Rafi - MSc.