This month is a special edition of Cleantech Drinks. Subhasis Ghoshal is the Director of the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) at McGill, as well as an Engineering and Applied Mechanics Professor. He will be giving a short presentation providing a few examples of ongoing research in engineering for sustainability at TISED, as well as discussing the institute’s upcoming symposium.
Subhasis Ghoshal, Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics Professor, is the Director of the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). A William Dawson Scholar and respected authority on the fate and transport of pollutants in aqueous and soil environments, Professor Ghoshal joined McGill after completing his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He served as McGill’s Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the Faculty of Engineering from 2006 to 2012, and in 2010 was appointed by the federal Minister for the Environment to the advisory panel to evaluate the environmental impacts of oil sands operations in Alberta. Ghoshal has also served as an Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of the American Society of Civil Engineering Journal of Energy Engineering. The major applications of his work lie in assessing the impacts of legacy pollutants, such as petroleum oils, organic solvents and bacterial pathogens, and emerging pollutants, such as engineered nanoparticles on water quality, as well as the development of groundwater remediation technologies and technological solutions for carbon capture and storage.