Magdalena Krol

Contact Information

(416) 736-2100 ext. 31328

magdalena.krol@lassonde.yorku.ca

Campus Address

BRG 333D 11 Arboretum Ln. York University, Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Biography

Dr. Magdalena Krol is an assistant professor at York University in the Lassonde School of Engineering. Her area of expertise is in environmental engineering, specializing in numerical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Her research activities include simulation of subsurface gas movement at contaminated sites that are under thermal remediation, optimizing groundwater remediation technologies, modeling subsurface transport of nano-scale zero valent iron (nZVI) particles, as well as, microbially influenced corrosion of used nuclear fuel containers.

Magdalena completed her doctoral studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and holds a M.E.Sc. and a B.E.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Western Ontario (Western). Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a remediation engineer at a consulting company where she worked on a diverse set of remediation projects dealing with a wide range of contaminants. Magdalena is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario.

Magdalena has received several distinguished awards including the NSERC Post Doctorate Fellowship (PDF), which she undertook at Western Engineering, examining nZVI transport through the subsurface. She is also the recipient of the American Geophysical Union (GSU) Outstanding Student Paper Award, NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS), Excellence in Teaching Award (Western), and the Chair’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies (UofT).

Education
  • Ph.D in Environmental Engineering from The University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
  • M.E.Sc in Environmental Engineering from The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario)
  • B.E.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario)
Areas of Expertise/Interest
  • Contaminant transport modelling
  • Innovative groundwater remediation technologies
  • Gas bubble movement in the subsurface
  • Nano-scale zero valent iron (nZVI) for groundwater remediation
  • Green roof design
  • Microbially influenced corrosion of used nuclear fuel containers
Recent Publications
  • Krol, M. M. Sleep, B.E., and Johnson, R.L. “An analysis of a mixed convection associated with thermal heating in contaminated porous media”, Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 15, 7-17, 2014
  • Kocur, C., Chowdhury, A., Sakulchaicharoen, N., Boparai, H., Weber, K., Sharma, P., Krol, M., Austrins, L., Peace, C., Sleep, B., O’Carroll, D. “Characterization of nZVI mobility in a field scale test”. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(5), 2014
  • Krol, M. M., Oleniuk, A. J., Kokur, C. M., Sleep, B. E., Bennett, P., Xiong, Z. and O’Carroll, D. M. “A Field-Validated Model for In Situ Transport of Polymer-Stabilized nZVI and Implications for Subsurface Injection” ES&T, 47(13), 2013
  • O’Carroll, D., Sleep, B., Krol, M.M., Boparai, H., Kocur, C. “Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron and Bimetallic Particles for Contaminated Site Remediation” Review Article, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 51, 104-122, 2013
  • Krol, M.M., Sleep, B.E. and Johnson, R.L. “Impact of Low Temperature Electrical Resistance Heating on Subsurface Flow and Transport”, Water Resources Research, 47(5), 2011
  • Krol, M.M., Mumford, K.G., Johnson, R.L. and Sleep, B.E. “Modeling discrete gas bubble formation and mobilization during subsurface heating of contaminated zones”, Advances in Water Resources, 34(4), 537-549, 2011
  • Krol, M.M. and Rowe, R.K. “Diffusion of Trichloroethylene through Soil-Bentonite Slurry Walls”, Soil & Sediment Contamination, 13(1), 81-101, 2004
Research Opportunities

Dr. Krol currently has openings in her research program for Master’s and PhD students.