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Émilie Bédard
B. Eng., M.Sc.A., Ph.D.

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 5223 Fax: (514) 340-3981 Room: B-630
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Human Health
Secondary sphere(s) of excellence in research
Energy, Water and, Resources Environment, Economy, and Society
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Plumbing systems in large building
  • Cooling towers
  • Drinking water distribution systems
  • Water and energy saving
  • Rainwater reuse
  • Opportunistic pathogens associated to water systems
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Wastewater
  • Bioaerosols
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1501 Water quality, pollution
  • 1007 Water resources and supply


Recent publications


CIV1210 Génie de l’environnement

DDI8001 Développement durable pour ingénieurs

DDI8001E Sustainable Development for Engineers


  • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Environnement (Polytechnique Montréal)
  • Master-PhD combined in Civil Engineering (Polytechnique Montréal)

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Post-doctoral fellowship (1)

    • Ashok, Vaishali.
  • Ph.D. (5)

    • Naserisafavi, Niloufar. Optimizing performance and planning of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in the Canadian urban context.
    • Harrabi, Malek. Impact wastewater disinfection on antimicrobial resistance genes and mycobacteria.
    • Toledo, Helena. The dynamics of antimicrobial resistance in community settings: applying a One-Health approach.
    • Succar, Antonella. Bubble burst at the free surface of aerated jets: A route for the spread of microorganisms (co-direction).
    • Lefevbre, Xavier.
  • Master (thesis) (2)

    • Ouradou, Arthur. Occurrence and characterization of contaminated bioaerosols from wastewater treatment plants.
    • Guibert, Arnaud.
  • Professionnal master (2)

    • Rigamonti, Caroline.
    • Oviste, Nathan.


Other achievements

Visiting Scholar in Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University

News about Émilie Bédard

NEWS | June 22, 2021
Discovery grants: Polytechnique Montréal obtains nearly $3,9 million for research programs | Read

Press review about Émilie Bédard

February 25, 2024, ICI Première Montréal, Les années lumière | Antibiorésistance et changements climatiques Le journaliste scientifique Jean-François Bouthillette reprend les propos d'Émilie Bédard, professeure au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines, sur l'impact des événements météorologiques extrêmes sur l'antibiorésistance (à 4 min.).