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




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)