Research in hydrotechnical engineering is carried out at the Coastal Engineering Laboratory, which occupies 2000 sq.m. on the West Campus of the university, the Hydraulics Laboratories (600 sq.m.) in Ellis Hall on the main campus, and the Cataraqui Stormwater Pond in the former Kingston Township in the areas of coastal engineering, hydrology, natural channel design, sediment transport, and solid-liquid mixture pipeline flow. Interdisciplinary research projects are conducted with faculty in other areas of civil engineering (environmental, geotechnical and structural), other departments at Queen's (Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and Statistics) and other research institutes (National Water Research Institute and National Research Council).

Ana Maria da Silva

  • Sediment Transport
  • River Morphology
  • Hydraulic Physical Modeling
  • Numerical Modeling

Leon Boegman

  • Environmental fluid dynamics
  • Physical limnology and water-quality
  • Shoaling internal solitary waves
  • Turbulence in stratified flows
  • Hydrodynamic modelling
  • Coastal oceanography
  • Quantitative imaging techniques

Yves Filion

  • Climate Change Mitigation in Drinking Water Systems
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Drinking Water Systems
  • Sustainable Water Re-Use for Non-Potable Applications
  • Enhanced Disease Surveillance and Protection in Drinking Water Systems
  • Nutrient and Pollutant Removal in Bioretention Systems in Cold Climates

Ryan Mulligan

  • Coastal Engineering
  • Wave and hydrodynamic modelling
  • Physical oceanography
  • Morphodynamic and sediment transport processes

Jason Olsthoorn

  • Environmental mixing processes
  • Sediment transport
  • Laboratory-data assimilation
  • Winter mixing processes
  • Internal solitary waves
  • Stratified turbulence