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. Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering guarantee a Minimum Doctoral Funding of $35,000/year to successful domestic doctoral candidates. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the exact level and the details of their funding package with potential supervisors as early as possible during the application process. Note that the actual funding level can be higher than the above-mentioned Minimum Doctoral Funding amount if the student receives external awards or higher Research Assistantship.
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.
Fields of Specialization
- Air Pollution
- Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Water Resources and Groundwater Management
- Water and Waste Water Processing and Treatment
- Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainability and Climate Change
- Green Buildings
Faculty Research Highlights
- Banu Örmeci, Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health, and Canada Research Professor; Director Global Water Institute https://carleton.ca/gwi/
- Onita Basu: Water treatment solutions for sustainable communities
- Amir Hakami, Thomas Walker: Regional-to-global scale modelling of atmospheric contaminants and climate change drivers
- Paul Simms, Abid Hussain and Paul Van Geel: Disturbed land reclamation and mine waste management, energy and resources from waste
- Cole Van De Ven: Subsurface greenhouse gas fate, transport and monitoring
- Yeowon Kim: urban flooding, stormwater management, sustainability
- Liam O’Brien, Mario Santana Quintero, Scott Bucking, Burak Gunay, Bora Pulatsu: Building engineering and conservation