PhD Students

Hamidreza Dannak

PhD Candidate, School of Engineering

Hamidreza is an alumnus of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degree, GroundwatCH programme 2021 in Hydrogeology between IHE Delft institute for Water education, Delft, the Netherlands, Technical University of Dresden, Germany and Institute Superior Technico, Lisbon, Portugal. He has worked on hydrogeological site characterization to improve conceptual site model of a “Natura 2000” site at the Southern part of the Netherlands, North Brabant province. Combining surface Geophysical methods (ERT) with hydrogeochemistry together with the company Evides they improved local spatial resolution of hydrogeological models of REGIS II and GeoTOP . He has also completed an internship with Waternet company, the city of Amsterdam’s main water supplier, in a local polder where he worked on fresh-brackish interface delineation.

He is interested in using advanced and high-resolution geophysical tools for improving groundwater flow system understanding. He will be working on multiple sites, including Dolime Quarry at Guelph where he will implement Active Distributed Temperature Sensing (A-DTS), Nuclear Magnetic Response (NMR) and Full Wave Sonic tools (FWS) together with a 4-Dimensional high resolution hydraulic head monitoring network for site characterization. “Groundwater flow system is an alive and dynamic system that always excites me with the way it responds to external imposed pressures and by doing my PhD with MG360 I hope I can improve our insight on its static and dynamic characteristics“.

Jennie Hansson

PhD Candidate, School of Engineering

Jennie has an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Lund, Sweden, specializing in ecotoxicology. Her overall focus has been understanding the fate, transport, uptake, and accumulation of pollutants in the environment. As an ecotoxicologist, her expertise revolves around the study of responses at different biological levels to determine the potential impact on the ecosystem. Throughout her years outside of academia, she has primarily worked as an environmental consultant for contaminated sites. This work involved a variety of fieldwork including groundwater and soil risk assessment, and involvement with the marine monitoring team. Through the completion of her PhD, Jennie is looking forward to advancing her knowledge in complex real site issues in groundwater- surface water interaction and studying the potential impact of contaminated groundwater discharges to flora and fauna. “For me this is the ultimate way to combine two different practices to further understand and help solve the challenges we encounter by the extensive usage of chemicals in our society”.

Rosialine Roedel

PhD Candidate, School of Engineering

Rosialine is an Environmental Engineer with 15+ years of experience in environmental site characterization and groundwater related projects. Her M.Sc. thesis was focused on improving criteria for groundwater use permitting. She also coordinated the water resource management and monitoring for the Camacari Industrial Complex, in Brazil, including the evaluation of aquifer over-exploitation, the application of numerical models to guide management decisions and how to gain useful insights from the massive environmental dataset collected to date. She has recently started her studies as a PhD student and her role as research assistant with the Morwick G360 team.

Felix Nyarko

PhD Candidate, School of Engineering

Felix has earned degrees in geological engineering (BSc., KNUST-Ghana, 2015) and groundwater (MSc., Institute for Water Education, IHE-Delft, The Netherlands, 2019). In 2018, he was a research intern on the Phosphorus II project at the Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg (Germany). Felix has also worked as a mine geologist and a soil contaminant analyst . He specializes in subsurface characterization using geophysical techniques and groundwater contaminant transport using hydrological tracers. Currently, his research focuses on field-based characterization of contaminant transport in porous aquifers with emphasis on understanding the spatial hydraulic connectivity at discrete depths.

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