- Research Spotlight: The future of water: Engineering sustainable solutions.
- Researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Design
FED’s Professor Onita Basu is currently engaged in bio-filtration research, which utilizes the growth of beneficial microbes in filter systems to help remove organic contaminants from water. This technique provides a viable alternative to chemical treatment options, resulting in a cleaner and more sustainable water treatment process.
Beyond the health of the water itself, Professor Basu emphasizes the importance of improving the sustainability of water treatment processes. “Removing pollution from water requires energy, but energy production also requires water, which in many cases results in its contamination,” she explains. “It creates a vicious cycle between water and energy needs.”
To stabilize this systemic flaw, Professor Basu has been investigating both direct and indirect methods of decreasing energy requirements for water treatment, focusing on elements such as how pumps are operated or how chemical treatments can be reduced, as they too require energy to produce, transport and deploy.
Professor in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, co-director of the Carleton Urban Research Lab. Architectural and environmental design; shaping the built environment around water, infrastructure and ideas of health and balance.
Professor in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, co-director of the Carleton Urban Research Lab. Member of Great Lakes Design Lab (U of Minnesota). Infrastructure, post-coloniality, and alternative urban futures. Politically-contested terrains, ideas of resiliency and adaptive infrastructures and landscapes.
Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering. Water and wastewater. Impact of integrated processes in dynamic systems; filtration/membrane-bioreactor systems, treatment of high ammonia loadings on plant performance and biological versus physical removal of recalcitrant organics, including personal care products and pharmaceuticals, in wastewater.
Professor and Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health, and Canada Research Professor. Development of innovative technologies for wastewater and biosolids treatment and optimization; fate and removal of pathogens, emerging contaminants and nanoparticles; real-time monitoring; bioenergy from wastewater and sludge; disinfection; public health engineering; water and sanitation in indigenous communities and developing countries.
Anh Le-Tuan Pham
Assistant professor in Environmental Engineering. Aquatic chemistry and geochemistry; contaminant fate in natural and engineered systems; remediation of hazardous waste sites; treatment of mine wastes; environmental implications of nanotechnology.
Syed Abdus Sattar
Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Environmental and medical microbiology as it pertains to public health: how human pathogens survive in the environment; what factors affect their fate and transport and the potential for human exposure; how the spread of infections can be interrupted through environmental control measures.
Professor in Environmental Engineering. Mine waste management; thickened tailings disposal on surface and as mine backfill; fundamental unsaturated soil mechanics; evolution of soil microstructure due to drying.
Professor of Electronics and Fellow with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. CAD for VLSI, Design Automation; Mixed-Domain and Multi-Physics Modeling/Simulation Algorithms; Parallel Circuit/EM/RF Simulation Algorithms; Signal and Power Integrity Modeling/Analysis Methods; Co-Performance Modeling/Analysis for Chip, Package and Systems, Modeling and Simulation of High-Speed Interconnects, Model-Order Reduction Techniques, Design Tools for RF, Wireless, MEMS and Optoelectronic Applications, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC/EMI) analysis of VLSI systems; Numerical Algorithms.
Professor, Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Photonic Components. Novel devices and systems based on photonic waveguides made of glass, in fibre or planar configurations. Development of devices based on periodic structures, fabricated in our laboratories. Finally our main fields of application focus on optical sensing for biomedical, environmental, resource industry and aerospace applications.
Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Design and optimization of solar thermal systems; sensible and latent heat storage; energy efficient and net-zero energy buildings; load management; conventional and alternative energy systems; renewable energy research and technology development.
Distinguished Research Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Casting: design and analysis; fluid flow, solidification of castings; design environments for casting; microstructure models in casting and welding; hydrogen cracking in welds.
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Transport phenomena in micro-scale processes; direct methanol fuel cells; micro pulsating heat pipe; two-phase flow and heat transfer; heat pump and refrigeration; adsorption process.
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Manufacturing process development, production and resource planning. Recently, laser based additive manufacturing, gas turbine component repair and overhaul, composite material design and assessment, welding process development, gas turbine coating life prediction, and embedded sensors.
Jie (Peter) Liu
Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Machinery/structure condition monitoring; prognostics and health management; vibration and system control; intelligent mechatronic systems; machine learning; instrumentation and measurement.
Adjunct Research Professor of Systems and Computer Engineering, Research Scientist at Larus Technologies. Machine learning modeling and real-time Big Data analytics.
Professor, Cisco Industrial Research Chair on the Internet of Everything (IoE) Sensor networks and technologies. Wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things (IoT), cognitive radio networks, adaptive signal processing, reconfigurable networks, sensor integration, radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Applications in smart homes, security, safety, healthcare, smart grid, renewable energies and green society, smart cities, intelligent transportation systems, environment monitoring, retail and logistics.
Professor of Industrial Design. Design for sustainability; integrated scales of design and production; localization and personalization (product value, longevity and meaning).