Executive Committee 2015-2016
Monika Niemczyk is an M.Sc. candidate in Environmental Engineering and a graduate of the University of Manitoba (B.Sc. in Civil Engineering.) She is currently working on developing and testing a biological landfill cover for oxidizing methane emissions from Winnipeg's Brady Road Landfill.
This is her second year on the UMWEF Executive Committee, having also served as the Funding Chair for the 2014-15 school year.
Maciej Kowalski is a fellow PhD student at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland with specialization in Environmental Engineering. His research at the time was focused on nitrous oxide emissions from wastewater treatment processes.Currently, working on anammox process and its mainstream application for municipal wastewater treatment.
Pouria is a PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering and currently writing his thesis on “Optimization of Biological Phosphorous Removal Process through Activated Sludge Hydrolysis/Fermentation” with Dr. Oleszkiewicz and Dr. Yuan. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and before joining University of Manitoba at 2011, worked as researcher/ process engineer on different pilot scale feasibility studies and wastewater treatment projects.
Cici (Yanan) Ren
Yanan is a M.Sc. student of Environmental Engineering in University of Manitoba now. She received her B.Sc. in Environmental Science in Nanjing Normal University (China). Currently, she focus the aerobic granular sludge application on tannic wastewater and leachate treatment (biological nutrients removal and organics removal).
Ian is a fifth year undergraduate student in the department of civil engineering at the University of Manitoba. He is currently working under Dr. Beata Gorczyca in the membrane research group. Ian is currently investigating the mechanisms of fouling on the surface of nanofiltration membranes. He has also won numerous University of Manitoba awards and recognitions for his work. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Ian plans to pursue a masters in membrane technology and innovation.
Tanner Devlin has been conducting research on aerobic granular sludge in batch and continuous process configurations. He has expertise in electrokinetic phosphorus removal from wastewater and was involved in developing technologies for nutrient removal from cold effluents. He has experience with treatment of industrial wastewater and removal of nanomaterials in biological processes.