Current Students

Current PhD students


Ali Hassan, Alyami


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



Alsakit, Mohammed

Study of using Biochar and Metal-Organic Frameworks for the Separation of Oil-Water Mixture…[more]






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





Dong, Guihua


Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) to remove emerging contaminants in surface water, and exploring the transformation and fate of the emerging contaminants [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 the molecular modification of environmentally friendly fragrances and their potential risk regulation…[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”



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)

EN 2103

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”



Current Master Student


Campbell, Karresa


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



Cantwell, Cuirin

EN 2077C

As a graduate in Civil Engineering & Society from McMaster University (2018), Cuirin has chosen to further pursue his studies of Civil Engineering at Memorial University in the sub-discipline of Environmental Engineering. His current area of focus is in soil remediation of media contaminated with Brominated Flame Retardants and their interactions with dehalogenation agents as well as bio-surfactant aided soil washing techniques. [more]



Chen, Junzhang

Associate Constructor (Civil Engineering, China), M.A.Sc., B.Eng.

EN 2103 [more]



Yifu Chen

Yifu Chen graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Environmental System Engineering & Management in 2019. As a gradual attraction he developed in environmental science during his first master program, he decided to pursue a second master’s degree in environmental engineering under the supervision of Dr. Chen. [more]


Hu, Jiheng

Research Topic: Development of biosurfactant-based surfactant and associated technologies [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”



Sankar, Diana

 M.Eng, Civil Engineering, Memorial University




Tao, Yunwen



Michelle enhanced ultrafiltration for wastewater treatment…[more]


Vaziri, Elaheh

Development of advanced adsorbent technology to decant oily wastewater…[more]



Yu, Miao


Research on biosurfactants and bioherders...[more]