Dr. Pierre Bérubé is a Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has over 25 years of research and consulting experience dealing with the development and optimization of membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment applications. Dr. Bérubé actively collaborates with researchers nationally and internationally on a number of research projects funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Water Network, the Water Environment Research Foundation, and the European Membrane- Network.
Filtration/membrane processes for water/seawater treatment and resource recovery from wastewater; passive technologies for small/remote/decentralized systems; distribution system water quality assessment and modeling.
Thank you for your interest in joining our graduate research team. We are always looking for bright and motivated individuals with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and personalities.
Successful applicants must 1) distinguish themselves academically, 2) demonstrate passion for environmental engineering, 3) have good communication skills (for international students, minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores of 110 or 7.5, respectively), and 4) be independent and creative thinkers. Successful PhD applicants must also have published at least one paper in a well-respected peer-reviewed journal.
If you meet the above qualifications, you are invited to email a preliminary application with "GRADUATE2022" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. The preliminary application should include the following in a single pdf file.
1. A one-page (maximum) Statement outlining:
• your relevant qualifications as a graduate research student in environmental engineering, and
• why you are interested in the type of research done by our team.
2. A brief CV (3 pages maximum) to include contact information of two references.
After reviewing the preliminary applications, potential candidates will be contacted and encouraged to formally apply by Jan 31,2022 (for September 2022 admission). In any given year, 2 to 4 outstanding MASc or PhD candidates are selected to join the team. Please indicate in your Statement if you have (or are eligible for) an external fellowship (e.g., an NSERC Fellowship).
I look forward to viewing your preliminary applications.
Pierre Bérubé, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Associate Head - Undergraduate Programs
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
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Environmental Impact Studies
A course to familiarize the student with environmental impact assessment legislation and to discuss design and construction considerations useful in minimizing and mitigating such impacts.
Water Treatment and Waste Management
Processes used in water and wastewater treatment. Conditions which necessitate treatment of water or wastewater, water and wastewater treatment processes and plant design. Municipal services required and associated with solid waste management.
Physical - Chemical Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
Development of the principles of selected physical and chemical treatment unit operations. Applications in both water and wastewater treatment.
Membrane Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment