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  • Mr. Farshad Mohammadtabar has defended his M.Sc. thesis in December 2018.
  • Mr. Farshad Mohammadtabar has defended his M.Sc. thesis in December 2018.

Nanoparticles: Environmental Problems or Problem Solvers?

Mohtada Sadrzadeh, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and principal investigator at the Advanced Water Research Lab at the University of Alberta, is using nanoparticles to solve what he considers to be “a threat to freshwater” in Alberta's oil sands region. There, oil (in the form of bitumen) is removed from the ground in two ways: through open pit mines or, more often, through wells in situ. In situoperations commonly use an extraction method that pumps steam underground in one well to liquefy the bitumen, which is collected in a second well and pumped to the ­surface. This process contaminates the freshwater used to create steam with salts, silica, calcium, magnesium, and organic matter.

Published on March 01, 2018

By Niki Wilson

  • Dr. Ishita Biswas has successfully defended her Ph.D. on April 24, 2018.
  • Dr. Ishita Biswas has successfully defended her Ph.D. on April 24, 2018.
  • Mr. Debanik Bhattacharjee has defended his M.Sc. thesis in April 2018.
  • Mr. Debanik Bhattacharjee has defended his M.Sc. thesis in April 2018.

Grant accelerates oilsands and oil-spill cleanup

(EDMONTON) On behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Member of Parliament Randy Boissonnault today announced a $600,000 grant to the University of Alberta’s Advanced Water Research Lab.

Published on December 08, 2017

By Mifi Purvis

  • Mr. Zayed Almansoori has defended his M.Sc. thesis in November 2017.
  • Mr. Zayed Almansoori has defended his M.Sc. thesis in November 2017.
  • Mr. Zayed Almansoori has defended his M.Sc. thesis in November 2017.

How two UAlberta researchers are introducing water testing ‘in a box’ to Canada’s rural market

Roshan Water Solutions was born out of UAlberta student research, accelerated by mentorship and supported by new streams of funding.

Published on November 10, 2017

By Lesley Young

  • Dr. Behnam Khorshidi has defended his Ph.D. thesis in September 2017 (convocation in June 2017). Behnam is co-supervised by Dr. Thomas Thundat (Chemical and Materials Engineering, UofA).
  • Dr. Behnam Khorshidi has defended his Ph.D. thesis in September 2017 (convocation in June 2017). Behnam is co-supervised by Dr. Thomas Thundat (Chemical and Materials Engineering, UofA).
  • Dr. Hadi Nazaripoor has defended his Ph.D. thesis in December 2016 (convocation in June 2017). Hadi is co-supervised by Dr. Bob Koch (Mechanical Engineering Department, UofA).
  • Dr. Hadi Nazaripoor has defended his Ph.D. thesis in December 2016 (convocation in June 2017). Hadi is co-supervised by Dr. Bob Koch (Mechanical Engineering Department, UofA).
  • Dr. Hadi Nazaripoor has defended his Ph.D. thesis in December 2016 (convocation in June 2017). Hadi is co-supervised by Dr. Bob Koch (Mechanical Engineering Department, UofA).
  • Mr. Behnam Gheshlaghi has defended his M.Sc. thesis in June 2016. Behnam is co-supervised by Dr. Aloke Kumar (Mechanical Engineering Department, UofA).
  • Mr. Amrit Bhinder has defended his M.Sc. thesis in November 2015.
  • Mr. Javad Hajinasiri has defended his M.Sc. thesis in June 2015. Javad is co-supervised by Dr. Brian Fleck (Mechanical Engineering Department, UofA).