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
Environmental BiotechnologyFall 2023Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
New Topics In CivMin: Treatment WetlandWinter 2024TBDLEC 101

News Mentions

U of T Engineering researchers use machine learning to enhance environmental monitoring of microplastics

  Microplastics exist all around us — in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. But before researchers can understand the real impact of these particles, they need faster and more effective ways to quantify what is there.   Two recent U of T Engineering studies have proposed new methods […]

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), […]

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 […]


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


Office: GB319F

Tel: 416-978-5747
Fax: 416-978-6813