Mert Guney

School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor

SUMMARY: Assist. Prof. Guney got his Ph.D. degree (mineral engineering) from Polytechnique Montréal. He has a B.Sc. in civil engineering and M.Sc. in environmental technology. His specialization is in environmental contamination characterization and human health risk assessment (soils, mine wastes, consumer goods).

EXPERTISE: Overall, Dr. Guney is an active researcher in the environmental domain since 2005. His experience includes evaluating contamination in urban soils and mine residues with metals and PAHs, contaminant geochemistry, bioaccessibility assessment, evaluation of human exposure, and characterization of human health risks. He also has expertise on contaminants and their bioaccessibility in consumer goods (toys and children’s jewelry) and associated risks. His future research interests include contemporary mining-related environmental issues including mine waste management, surveying and monitoring of contaminated sites, and their management and remediation including risk characterization.

TEACHING: Dr. Guney has university-level teaching experience at assistant professor and course instructor level since 2011 which includes courses on environmental engineering, environmental geochemistry, mining environment, and contaminated soils management and treatment.

PUBLICATIONS (May 2019): 19 published articles in good/excellent SCI journals, 31 other research outputs (international conferences & events, other publications). Total citations (Google Scholar): 427, h-index: 10, g-index: 20.

Keywords: contaminant bioaccessibility, contaminant geochemistry, environmental monitoring, exposure assessment, human health risk characterization, metals, mine wastes, site characterization, soil pollution, PAHs, toys and jewelry contamination, soil science