Subject: Graduate Training Opportunities
Positions are available for 3 qualified graduate students to work in the
area of wastewater engineering and sludge management. The positions will
be suited to individuals with backgrounds in chemical or civil
engineering or applied microbiology. An interest in one of the
following is desirable: colloid and analytical chemistry; microbiological
processes; STEM and confocal microscopy; and environmental engineering.
The project "Microbial Floc Architecture: Implications for the behaviour
of flocs and fate of contaminants in wastewater systems" is funded by the
NSERC Strategic Grants Program and is being led by Prof. Steven N. Liss.
The positions are tenable in either Chemical or Civil Engineering at the
University of Toronto. The project involves the collaboration with
G.G. Leppard and I.G. Droppo at the Canadian Centre for Inland Waters,
Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario.
Two Ph.D. Positions:
1. Investigation of the chemical interactions between different types of
flocs and constituents with chemical contaminant compounds in relation to
structure and floc properties.
2. Studies on the factors influencing floc development and flocculation
and the establishment of criteria used in floc design.
On M.A.Sc. Position:
3. Comprehensive analysis and comparison of flocs from different
wastewater treatment systems with respect to size, porosity, gross
morphology, structure and activity.
For Further Information Please Contact:
Prof. Steven N. Liss
c/o Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4
School of Chemical Engineering
Ryerson Polytechnic University
350 Victoria St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
416-979-5000 ext. 6357
e-mail: sliss at acs.ryerson.ca
For information regarding admission to the graduate program please contact:
Ms. Jayne Leake
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4