PhD Students

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.

Julie Zettl

PhD Candidate, School of Engineering

Julie received her bachelor’s (2007) and master’s (2014) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. She has worked as a Research Engineer at both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Alberta. Julie has also worked with various industry and consulting companies. In 2019, she formed her own company and has had contract work from Alberta and Saskatchewan. Her primary work area is in Geoenvironmental Engineering with an emphasis on water storage and transport in layered systems, contaminant transport, and the design of safe containment systems for various industry by-products. As of fall 2021, Julie is enrolled in the Water Resource Engineering PhD program at the University of Guelph.

Mansour Salek

PhD Candidate, School of Engineering

Mansour recently completed his Master of Engineering in Water Resources from the University of Guelph, specializing in groundwater vulnerability analysis. He is pursuing a PhD in Water Resources Engineering with a focus in non-point contamination transport in bedrock aquifers.

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