Jianbing (Jason) Li, PhD, P.Eng., Professor

UNBC/UBC Environmental Engineering Program


Office: 8-408

Phone: (250) 960-6397

Fax: (250) 960-5845


Address: Environmental Engineering Program

University of Northern British Columbia

3333 University Way, Prince George

British Columbia, Canada V2N 4Z9


Jianbing Li Photo Oct2018


New: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Available



Graduate Student Positions Available



Publications (see Google Scholar Citations)


Recent Awards:


Current Teaching:


Previous Teaching:

         ENSC100: Introduction to Engineering Science

         ENSC417: Designing Solutions in Environmental Engineering

         ENSC453: Environmental Resources Management and Decision Making

         ENSC308: Northern Environments

         Introduction to Environmental Engineering (ENEV 320 at University of Regina, Fall 2001 & 2002)

         Water & Wastewater Engineering (ENEV 363 at University of Regina, Fall 2000)

         Engineering Hydrology/Hydrological Engineering (ENEV 462/802 at University of Regina, Winter 1999, 2000 & 2001)

         Water Resources Management (ENEV 803 at University of Regina, Spring/summer 2001)

         Environmental Modeling and Decision Making (ENEV 862 at University of Regina, Fall 2000, 2001 & 2002)


Research Interests:

         Soil and groundwater remediation

         Environmental modeling and risk assessment

         Environmental systems analysis

         Petroleum waste management


Recent Research Funding:

         Improved treatment and value added utilization of petroleum sludge waste (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Grant, 2019-2024)

         Improved decanting and oily waste management strategies for marine oil spill response (Multi-partner oil spill research initiative (MPRI), Oceans Protection Plan, 2018-2022)

         Heavy metal impact assessment using a chemical speciation and index-based approach (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Engage Grant, 2019)

         Investigation of surface water groundwater interaction in the Stoney Creek Watershed (BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations, 2015-2018)

         Development of innovative energy recovery and waste remediation approaches for effective petroleum sludge treatment (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Grant, 2013-2019)

         Novel bio-emulsifiers for the remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons contamination (British Columbia Real Estate Foundation, UNBC, 2015)

         Impact of energy development on land use and water quality variation in Kiskatinaw River Watershed, northeastern British Columbia (British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission and UNBC, 2013)

         Development of environmentally friendly and economical process for the cleanup of oily sludge (Environment Canada, 2012)

         Examining present and future water resources for the Kiskatinaw River watershed, British Columbia (Peace River Regional District of British Columbia, City of Dawson Creek, Geoscience BC, Encana, BP Canada, 2010-2013).

         China-Canada partnership to remediate contaminated soils and water (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, 2011)