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Grad Chat - May 17: Civil Engineering and Neuroscience

Grad Chat - May 17: Civil Engineering and Neuroscience

This week on Grad Chat:

Zubair Hossain: M.A.Sc. student in Civil Engineering under the supervision of Dr Kevin Mumford
Research Topic: Long term effects of oil spills in Canadian Rivers
Overview : My research is focused on understanding the dissolution of trapped oil to water flowing through the pore spaces in river beds. This is a part of an interdisciplinary research which investigates the potential impact of sediment contamination resulting from oil spills in Canadian rivers in which fish reproduce by depositing eggs in gravel dominated beds. I am performing laboratory experiments to study the mass transfer behaviour by creating the state of oil (diluted bitumen or 'dilbit') entrapment in river gravels within a small flow-through column in Civil Engineering lab at Queen's University.

Caroline Wallace: MSc student in Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr Roumen Miley
Research Topic: The effects of probiotics on depression
Overview : My research involves taking a multidisciplinar