Environmental Engineering

Our program is focused on innovative research geared towards developing new technologies and practices that ensure we have clean air to breath, clean water to drink, clean soil to grow our crops and clean energy to sustain our society. Our goal is to reduce the impact of our society on our environment.  Our programs are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Environmental Engineering which allows our graduate students to take courses at both Carleton and the University of Ottawa.

Capital Advantage

Carleton’s location in Ottawa gives our students and researchers access to excellent government labs at Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and others. It also provides unique opportunities to collaborate with researchers in these labs; we have several graduate students who conduct their research off-campus in these world class facilities.

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Faculty Research Highlights

  • Anh Pham: Environmental chemistry and geochemistry, contaminant fate and transformation
  • Banu Örmeci, Canada Research Chair in Wastewater and Public Health Engineering
  • Amir Hakami, Deniz Karman: Regional and  street scale modelling of atmospheric contaminants
  • Onita Basu: Water treatment solutions for remote communities
  • Paul van Geel and Paul Simms: Technology for management of solid wastes, disturbed and contaminated landscape restoration

Fields of Specialization

  • Air Pollution
  • Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Water Resources and Groundwater Management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment