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Loretta Li

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Name: Loretta Li
Title: Professor, Chair, Geoenvironmental Engineering Division, Canadian Geotechnical Society
Degrees: M.Eng. (McGill), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Queen's)
Office: CEME - Room 2027
Phone: (604) 822-1820
Fax: (604) 822-6901
Email: lli@civil.ubc.ca

Research Interests

  • Transportation and highways pollution: air, soil and runoff
  • Contaminant transport, mobility and retention of hazardous wastes in soil and clay liners
  • Chemical compatibility studies of clay liners
  • Clay liner improvement studies
  • Mine tailings reduction, containment system, treatment and control
  • Waste (municipal, mineral, industrial and hazardous) management and land reclamation
  • Development of remediation technologies for clean-up of contaminated soil
  • VOC transport in soil and remediation

Current Research

  • Mobility of heavy metals in surface soils along highways
  • Vehicle pollution
  • Modeling and prediction of pollutants along highways
  • Environmental mobility of contaminants
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Prevention and treatment of acid rock drainage
  • Fate, transport and biodegradation of pesticide


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