The Group

Who we are…

The Wania Group is an environmental chemistry research group in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The group is headed by Frank Wania, a professor with cross-appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto

What are our research interests?

Our research is concerned with understanding and quantifying the fate and behaviour of organic chemicals in the environment using a combination of field studies, laboratory experiments, and computer simulations. The rationale is to understand the variability of routes and the extent of contaminant exposure caused by environmental factors, in particular to identify processes that may lead to organic contaminant amplification in space or time.

Where is the group located?

The University of Toronto is the preeminent Canadian post-secondary institution, and one of the oldest and largest in North America. We are located on the Scarborough campus of the university, located on a beautiful wooded ravine overlooking Highland Creek in the eastern outskirts of the city of Toronto. Within the University of Toronto, the Scarborough campus is the focus of much interdisciplinary research in Environmental Sciences.