Frank Wania

Frank Wania

Research Interests: 

Environmental organic chemistry.


  • CHMA11H3S - Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms
  • CHMD59H3F - Topics in Environmental Chemistry
  • CHMD90Y3Y - Directed Research in Chemistry
  • CHMD91H3Y - Directed Research in Chemistry


  • Premier’s Research Excellence Award (1999)
  • Roy F. Weston/SETAC Environmental Chemistry Award (2000)
  • UTSC Principal’s Research Award (2005)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2011)
  • CIC Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award (2015)

Selected Publications: 

  • Environ. Sci. Technol., 2011, 45 (19), pp 8113–8119   doi  The fate of perfluorinated carboxylates and sulfonates during snowmelt within an urban watershed. Meyer, T., A. De Silva, C. Spencer, F. Wania
  • J. Environ. Monit. 2011, 13, 1569-1578.      doi  Visualising the equilibrium distribution and mobility of organic contaminants in soil using the chemical partitioning space. Wong, F., F. Wania
  • J. Environ. Monit. 2011, 13, 1532-1546.      doi  Global climate change and contaminants – an overview of opportunities and priorities for modelling the potential implications for long-term human exposure to organic compounds in the Arctic. Armitage JM, Quinn CL, Wania F
  • Environ. Health Persp. 2011, 2011, 119, 641-646.     doi  Investigating intergenerational differences in human PCB exposure due to variable emissions and reproductive behaviors. Quinn CL, Wania F, Czub G, Breivik K
  • Wat. Res. 2011, 45, 3627-3637.      doi  Modeling the release of non-volatile organic chemicals from melting snow. Meyer T, Wania F

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