Elizabeth May Chair in Environmental Health and Sustainability Candidate Teaching Demonstration: Dr. Qi Feng

Dr. Qi Feng
Department of Building
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Concordia University

Title: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (ENVS 2100)

Bio: Dr. Qi Feng is an environmental scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University. Dr. Feng possesses an interdisciplinary research experience. She earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Concordia University in 2019. She holds Master’s degree in Ecology and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Dr. Feng’s research extends the understanding of spilled oil and microplastics in complicated coastal settings through novel experiment designs. Specifically, her research emphases are determining the critical factors governing the pollutants transport in porous media with controlled experiments, forces analysis, and transport modeling; investigating the transport of synthetic pollutants in complicated coastal settings through novel experiment design and meso scale tank; assessing environmental sensitivity and risks to synthetic pollutants incorporating ecosystem service valuation. Through novel experiment designs and mesoscale tank, she has contributed significantly to the field. Dr. Feng has participated in 6 national research projects funded by prestigious organizations, such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Fonds de Recherche du Québec Nature et technologies. She has published over 20 journal papers including 12 as first author in renowned journals such as Environmental Science & Technology, Water Research, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Her study on the Transport of Microplastics in Shore Substrates earned her the Prix Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Dr. Feng's work has not only been recognized within the scientific community but has also captured the attention of the media, with highlights by Concordia News, CTV, Quebec Science, and La Presse Canadienne.

Dr. Feng's engagement with underrepresented communities, including the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health & Social Services, underscores her dedication to applying her expertise for societal benefit. By working closely with these groups, Dr. Feng contributes to enhancing the resilience of coastal communities against environmental risks. Dr. Feng's commitment to her field extends beyond research. She has been actively involved in organizing major international conferences, such as the PEOPLE 2023 International Conference in Montreal, the International Oil Spill Science Conference 2022 in Halifax, the ITAC-MPRI Workshop 2021, and the MPRI Student Research Forum. Her organizational skills and keen insight have been instrumental in the success of these events. Dr. Feng stands out as a researcher deeply committed to environmental science. Her work is not only academically rigorous but also socially relevant, blending scientific questions with a clear focus on environmental sustainability and community welfare.




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