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Environmental Engineering

The research activities of this group may be divided into two broad categories: experimental (laboratory and field-related) projects and numerical modelling.

Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering

Professors:

V.H. Chu, S.J. Gaskin, V.T.V. Nguyen

Adjunct Professors:

S. Babarutsi

This area is concerned with the interaction of mankind with the water environment.

Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Professors:

M. Meguid, A.P.S. Selvadurai

Adjunct Professors:

TBA

Research activities in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering range from studies of the basic physics and chemistry of soil behaviour to applied field problems.

Enzymatic treatment

Principal investigator

James A. Nicell, PhD, PEng (Professor)
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill University

Background

In an attempt to overcome some of the problems associated with traditional chemical and biological waste treatment systems, recent research has focused on the environmental applications of pure enzymes that have been isolated from their parent organisms.

Areas of Specialization

Although the Department is not divided formally into sections, the fields of study and research can be grouped into four main areas: environmental engineering and water resources management, fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, as well as structural engineering and construction materials. Selected courses are also available in the area of transportation engineering. Descriptions of the topics of research and facilities in the four major areas are presented under each section: