Elodie Passeport

Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Engineering and Stable Isotopes


Research Interests






Professor Elodie Passeport's research involves developing analytical tools based on stable isotope to study the behavior of organic chemicals in surface water environments such as rivers and lakes. Her research context spans from contaminated groundwater, wastewaters, industrial and agricultural effluents, to radiological pollution.

Results gained through this research is used by industrial partners to assess risk factors when contaminants enter a site, and to develop comprehensive remediation schemes that can more fully address environmental and health requirements.

Education and Affiliations

2006: MSc, Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Toulouse, France
2007: MSc, Continental Environment, AgroParisTech, Paris, France
2010: PhD, Water Sciences, AgroParisTech, Paris, France

Honours & awards

2015 – 2020: Canada Research Chair Tier II in Environmental Engineering and Stable Isotopes

2012: PHYTOPHARMA award, delivered by the French Group on Pesticides.

For more information please visit Elodie's personal website:

Research Interests

My research focuses on the fate and removal of emerging contaminants from the environment in natural and engineered systems.


Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
-Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
Fall 2021Tuesday 13:0015:00LEC 9101

News Mentions

Q&A with Prof. Elodie Passeport: Can green infrastructure keep microplastics out of the environment?

  You may have heard of the Great Pacific garbage patch, but the majority of plastic waste in the environment is more subtle: tiny particles ranging from the size of a pea to the thickness of a human hair — and even smaller. A team of U of T Engineering researchers — including Professor Elodie Passeport (CivMin, ChemE),… Read more »

Renewed Canada Research Chairs will power research into green chemistry and environmental remediation

Two renewed Canada Research Chairs will catalyze innovations that could reduce the environmental impact of chemical manufacturing and help remediate contaminated sites.  Professor Elodie Passeport (CivMin, ChemE) is the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Engineering and Stable Isotopes.  Professor Ya-Huei (Cathy) Chin (ChemE) holds the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry. Both have had their research chairs… Read more »

CivMin’s Prof. Passeport among group awarded nearly $1M NSERC grant for microplastics pollution research

U of T researchers are among those in a large multidisciplinary and multi-institutional project to track Ontario’s microplastics pollution. CivMin Professor Elodie Passeport (jointly appointed with ChemE), along with Profs. Miriam Diamond (Earth Sciences and ChemE.), Maria Dittrich (UTSC) are all co-principal investigators (PI) on a project awarded a grant from the Natural Sciences and… Read more »


Elodie Passeport
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4


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