Academic Staff

Viacheslav Adamchuk
Associate Professor and Chair

Development and evaluation of sensor systems for on-the-go determination of soil and crop attributes, investigation of geospatial data acquisition, processing and interpretation techniques, and implementation of information technologies to improve value, quality and environmental safety of crop production.
T: 514-398-7657  |  viacheslav.adamchuk [at] (Email)  |   Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-028

Jan Franklin Adamowski
Associate Professor; William Dawson Scholar
Liliane and David M. Stewart Scholar in Water Resources
Director, Integrated Water Resources Management Program; Interim Director, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management

Adaptive, collaborative and integrated water resources management; modeling and forecasting of non-linear and non-stationary hydro-meteorological time series.
T: 514-398-7786  |  jan.adamowski [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-026 

Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi
Assistant Professor; Associate Member, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Design and multiscale multiphysics simulation of advanced, smart, biological, and porous composite materials and structures for energy harvesting, renewable energy, and structural health monitoring applications.
514-398-7680  |  hamid.akbarzadeh [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-095

Alice Cherestes
Director, Freshman Program; Freshman Advisor

Active learning, with greater emphasis on developing student skills.
T: 514-398-7980  |  alice.cherestes [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-020

Grant Clark
Associate Professor (affiliated with the McGill School of Environment)

Ecological engineering, Scientific computing, Modeling and simulation, Microbiological systems, Agricultural systems, Complex adaptive systems.
T: 514-398-7784  |  grant.clark [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-099

Marie-Josée Dumont
Associate Professor; William Dawson Scholar; Co-Director, Integrated Food and Bioprocessing Masters (non thesis) Program (IFB)

Bio-based polymers from proteins, starch, vegetable oils, cellulosic feedstock; platform chemicals; hydrogels, aerogels, cryogels, polyesters, foams, plastic sheets and elastomers; Physical properties; Characterization
T: 514-398-7776  | marie-josee.dumont [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-025  

Mark Lefsrud
Associate Professor; William Dawson Scholar

Biomass production, controlled environments, secondary compounds and proteomics.
T: 514-398-7967  |  mark.lefsrud [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-096  

Chandra Madramootoo
James McGill Professor

Development of new technologies to conserve water, reduce water pollution, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. Led large multi-million dollar water and food security research and development projects in Quebec, and other parts of the world, including the Caribbean, Central Asia, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Sub Saharan Africa.
T: 514-398-7759  |  chandra.madramootoo [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-029a  

Michael Ngadi
James McGill Professor

Food process engineering (food quality and safety); food properties; heat and mass transfer processes; deep-fat frying; hyperspectral imaging; non-thermal technologies (pulsed electric fields, ultraviolet, ozone, etc.) conversion of food processing waste.
T: 514-398-7779  |  michael.ngadi [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-029B

Valerie Orsat

Impact of food processing on product quality and functionality; Extraction methods and by-product recovery; Engineered systems for functional ingredient production; Improved nutritional quality of foods for long term health.
T: 514-398-7775  |  valerie.orsat [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-094

Shiv O. Prasher
Distinguished James McGill Professor

Best/Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) for reducing non-point source agricultural pollution from tile-drained rural watersheds under changing climatic conditions. Safe and effective use of wastewater in agriculture. Innovative green technologies for untreated or partially treated wastewaters.
T: 514-398-7774  |  shiv.prasher [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-029

Zhiming Qi
James H. Brace Associate Professor

Water quality, hydrological, environmental and crop modeling, irrigation and drainage engineering, climate change impacts on bioresources
T: 514-398-7983  |  zhiming.qi [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-024

Vijaya Raghavan
James McGill Professor

Postharvest technologies for food security and food safety.  Electrotechnologies for drying and thermal processing of crops and produce, extraction of value compounds from agriculture residues, and disinfestation of grains.  Enhancement of heat/mass transfer using particulate medium in spouted and fluid beds.  Methods to extend storability and increase nutritive content of fresh produce in storage.  International projects on post-harvest engineering to reduce food losses and drudgery.
T: 514-398-8731  |  vijaya.raghavan [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-098

David Titley-Peloquin
Faculty Lecturer, Freshman Program

Numerical linear algebra; optimization; uncertainty quantification; data assimilation and forecasting problems; mathematics and science education.
T: 514-398-7976  |  david.titley-peloquin [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-022