• Prof. Ormeci received one of the 2015 Carleton University Research Achievement Award.
  • Prof. Ormeci received an NSERC Strategic Grant. This is one of the most competitive NSERC grants and aims to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years.
  • Prof. Ormeci gave a keynote speech at the International Water Association’s AGRO-2104 Conference that was held on November 24-26, 2014 in Kochi, Japan. The conference topics included agricultural waste management as well as wastewater reuse and land application of biosolids.
  • Congratulations to Zainab Abdulsada for successfully defending her MASc thesis.
  • Prof. Ormeci was a keynote speaker at the 2014 European Sludge Management Conference.
  • Congratulations to Kerim Kollu for successfully defending his PhD thesis and being nominated for the Senate Medal.
  • Congratulations to Saman Mirbaha for successfully completing her MASc degree.
  • Congratulations to Fariba Shiran for successfully completing her MEng degree.
  • Prof. Ormeci received a University Research Award. University research awards are designed to encourage research in multiple areas including the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical and physical sciences. Awards for specific research projects are made to full-time faculty members to support research work carried out by university students under their direction. The selection committee considers business relevance of the proposed research, opportunities for knowledge transfer and potential significance of results to applications in the field.
  • Congratulations to Yuren Zhou for successfully completing her MEng (Project) degree. Her project title was “Evaluation of Support Media in Anaerobic Fixed-Film Systems”.
  • Fares, Saman and Prof. Ormeci presented three of our group’s research projects at the CAWQ/CWWA conference that was held in Niagara-On-the-Lake between March 5-7, 2014. Fares’s presentation was titled “Field Study of Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR) Technology for Post-Treatment of Wastewater Lagoon Effluent at 1 C” and Saman’s presentation title was “Comparison of Three Methods for Measurement of Residual Polymer and Optimization of Sludge Dewatering”. Prof. Ormeci also gave a presentation on advanced wastewater treatment using microalgae.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 19, Carleton held the Go ENG Girl, an event aimed at teaching girls between grades 7 and 10 about engineering and what it has to offer. Prof. Ormeci talked to the girls and their parents, and Natalie did hands-on experiments with the girls.
  • Fares Al Momani presented his research at the 28th Canadian Association on Water Quality Eastern Conference in Kingston, ON on October 26, 2013.
  • Dr. Ormeci gave a key note speech at the 11th IWA (International Water Association) Conference on Small Water & Wastewater Systems that was held in Harbin, China on October 28-30, 2013.  The design and operation of small systems offer special challenges, which was the focus of this conference.