Current Students

Current PhD students


Ali Hassan, Alyami

Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Memorial University

Research Topic: “Marine ecological risk assessment due to ocean outfalls”



Cai, Qinhong
Development of biosurfactant-based dispersants and associated technologies…[more]




Cao, Yiqi
Gene engineering for marine oil spill cleanup…[more]







Methods of removal of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) from water for decreasing disinfection by-products…[more]




Kang, Qiao


Study of simulating the fate and transport processes of various emerging pollutants in the aqueous environment…[more]



Li, Xixi


Xixi Li is working on the study of removing total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) from soil by bio-surfactants. Also, she is researching on emerging pollutants contaminated soil remediation…[more]



Lin, Weiyun

Weiyun Lin works on the removal of impurities from wastewater using a micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration technique…[more]




Minhdung, Tran

Ph.D. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering, Memorial University

Research Topic: “Petroleum contaminated site remediation and system optimization”



Mujtaba, Shareef

Ph.D. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering, Memorial University

Research Topic: “Photochemical air quality modeling in arid regions”



Shahwan, Moein
Integrated water resource management…[more]





Song, Xing

His research focuses on the identification and characterization of spilled oil treated by chemical and bio-dispersant in marine environment….[more]



Yang, Min

Her current research is focusing on the advanced oil pollution control in northern coastal region…[more]





Ye, Xudong (Derek)


Research on environmental decision making and planning models on wastewater treatment and offshore oil spill accidents…[more]



Zahra S, Rastghalam

Ph.D. in Geology (Soil Pollution and Chemistry), Memorial University

Research Topic: “Nanoparticle transport in vadose zone and groundwater”



Zhu, Zhiwen (Joy)


My research expertise and interests lie in the areas of soil and groundwater remediation, offshore oil spill response and countermeasures, fate and transport of contaminants in the marine and shoreline environment, environmental nanobiotechnology, and solid waste management and composting….[more]



Current Master Student


Campbell, Karresa


Research Topic: Risk Assessment of micro plastics in coastal and marine environments…[more]




MacPherson, Kate


Kate Macpherson completed her Bachelor’s of Science at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia in the field of Environmental Science. She is currently pursuing her Master of Environmental Science under supervisor Dr. Bing Chen.




Matchinski, Ethan

Ethan Matchinski is currently a candidate for a Masters of Environmental Science, with a background of a Bachelors in Science in Geology. Current research topics focus upon oil spill response methodology in a macro scale lens. His previous work experience in hydrologic engineering, specifically with water transmission and wastewater systems. Will be looking to continue engineering research and studies at Memorial University…[more]


Natalia Vivas Heredia

 M.Eng, Civil Engineering, Memorial University

Research project: “Reuse of plastic wastes in Newfoundland and Labrador”





I am currently working on a project which studies “Biosurfactant-enhanced removing heavy metal in a high-salinity shoreline site in Labordor”. My pervious research area is related to water and wastewater treatment as well as wastewater management...[more]


Sankar, Diana

 M.Eng, Civil Engineering, Memorial University




Tao, Yunwen



Michelle enhanced ultrafiltration for wastewater treatment…[more]



Yu, Miao


Research on biosurfactants and bioherders...[more]