Pascale Champagne completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering 2001 from Carleton University. She is a Professor in Civil Engineering with a cross-appointment to Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Bioresource Engineering. She has been recepient of a number of resarch awards and was inducted into The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in the inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014. She has published more than 75 journal papers in reputable journals in her field, 9 book chapters and her work has been presented in more than 185 conference presentations.
1) Developing novel processes for CO2 sequestration, bioenergy recovery and bio-oil extraction from microalgae integrating environmentally sustainable approaches; 2)Identifying and enhancing the role of algae in the treatment of municipal, industrial and agricultural wastewaters as part of low-energy, low carbon footprint systems; 3)Optimizing passive wastewater treatment systems as low energy technologies for Canadian climate applications; 4)Enhancing the conversion of biomass residuals for the recovery of bioenergy, biofuels and higher value bioproducts. 5)Modifying and synthesizing biomass-derived hybrid copolymers using natural polymers (biopolymers) for wastewater treatment application.