Dr. Elodie Passeport,
University of Toronto
Elodie Passeport is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Environmental Engineering and Stable Isotopes. Passeport is cross-appointed in the departments of Civil and Mineral Engineering, and Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Passeport obtained her PhD from AgroParisTech in France in 2010 for which she received the PHYTOPHARMA industry-sponsored (BAYER) Award for best Ph.D. Thesis. Passeport was a post-doctoral fellow in the Plant and Microbial Biology department at the University of California, Berkeley (2011-2012) and then in the Earth Sciences department at the University of Toronto (2012-2014). Her research group studies the fate and removal of contaminants from water, in natural and engineered environments, such as groundwater, bioretention cells, and constructed wetlands. Her research is experimental and involves laboratory and field studies, and the development of analytical methods to determine concentrations and stable isotope signatures of organic contaminants. More recently, Passeport is investigating the distribution of microplastic contamination in urban stormwater runoff as well as the potential of bioretention cell for the mitigation of microplastic contamination. In 2018, Passeport received the Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award for Large Classes, from the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto, and in 2020 she received the Early Career Teaching Award from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
The Use of Advanced Tools as Lines of Evidence for Remediation Planning