Academic Staff

Viacheslav Adamchuk, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.E.
Professor and Chair

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

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

Collaborative, integrated and adaptive water resources management; Participatory coupled human-water systems modeling; Artificial intelligence applications in hydrology; Sustainable agriculture;                        Food and water security.
T: 514-398-7786  |  jan.adamowski [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-026 

Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Bio-inspired Hierarchical Multifunctional Metamaterials
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.
T: 514-398-7680  |  hamid.akbarzadeh [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-095

Fernando AltamuraFernando Altamura, M.Sc., D.M.
Faculty Lecturer; Director, Freshman Program; Academic Advisor

Target-based drug discovery of infectious diseases; modulation of host-microbiota interaction as a therapeutic strategy; innovation in STEM teaching with special focus on mathematics and science communication.
T: 514-398-7783  |  fernando.altamura [at] (Email)  | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-023

Alice Cherestes, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty Lecturer; Associate Dean (Academic)

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

Grant Clark, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor (affiliated with the McGill School of Environment); Academic Advisor

Ecological engineering, Sustainable agricultural systems, Circular economy, Organic residuals managements, Green infrastructure, Modeling and simulation
T: 514-398-7784  |  grant.clark [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-099

Jaskaran Dhiman, Ph.D.
Faculty Lecturer

Environmental sustainability, Safe use of wastewater for agriculture, Applied data science, Hydrological simulation, Prediction modeling, Physical and chemical properties of biomass, Development of biochar based wastewater filtration systems.
T: 514-396-2440 | jaskaran.dhiman [at] (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-104

Idaresit Ekaette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Nutraceutical and polymeric materials from biomass, including food, agricultural and industrial wastes. Thermal and non-thermal technologies for synthesis, modification, and characterization of foods and bio-based products. Techniques involve the use of phenolic compounds as structure modifiers; separation processes; crystal engineering; and formulation engineering.
T: 514-398-5292  |  Idaresit.ekaette [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-093

Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Co-director, Integrated Food and Bioprocess Engineering Program

Environmental-Nutrition Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Healthy Food Choices; Industrial Agri-Food Eco-Efficiency Assessment (Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment); Analysis and Modeling of Circular Economy Pathways of Food Systems and their Sustainability Implications.
T: 514-398-7776  |  ebenezer.kwofie [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-025  

Mark Lefsrud, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor; William Dawson Scholar

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

Chandra Madramootoo, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Distinguished 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, Ph.D., P.Eng.
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, Ph.D., P.Eng.
James McGill Professor; Acting Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Distinguished James McGill Professor; Academic Advisor

Determination of site-specific Best/Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) with watershed scale modeling in order to reducing non-point source agricultural pollution from predominantly tile-drained rural watersheds and landscapes under changing climatic conditions. Safe and effective use of wastewater in agriculture. Innovative green technologies for untreated or partially treated wastewaters.    Application of biochar as a topsoil amendment to reduce environmental pollution from conventional and emerging contaminants and nanoparticles and to increase resilience of crop production                          systems. Preferential flow of water and chemicals in soils.
T: 514-398-7774  |  shiv.prasher [at] (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-029

Zhiming Qi, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D., P.E.
Distinguished James McGill Professor

Postharvest technologies for food security and food safety. Electro-technologies 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

Shangpeng SunShangpeng Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Development and adoption of innovative sensing technologies and computational methodology for solving challenges in next-generation smart agriculture, aiming to improve the production of high-quality food in the face of the rapidly growing human population and global environmental change.
T: 678-575-0030  |  shangpeng.sun [at] (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-100

Predrag Sunjka, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Faculty Lecturer; Academic Advisor

Mechanical analysis of machines and materials; Design of industrial machines and equipment; Linking engineering education with real-life examples.

T: 514-396-2447  | predrag.sunjka [at] (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-104

David Titley-Peloquin, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty Lecturer; Acting Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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

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