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Jalal Hawari
Ph.D. (Univ. Coll. Lond.), Grad. studies (Bedford Coll., Lond.), B.Sc. (Jordan)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Environmental analytical chemistry
  • Transport, transformation pathways and risk assessment
  • Environmental remediation-Environmental nanotechnology-Environmental biotechnology
  • Valorization of waste : biomass, waste water, agricultural residues, e-waste
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2006 Biomaterials
  • 5206 Bioremediation


Recent publications
Journal article
Li, M., Yao, J., Sunahara, G., Hawari, J., Duran, R., Liu, J., Liu, B., Cao, Y., Pang, W., Li, H., Li, Y. & Ruan, Z. (2022). Novel microbial consortia facilitate metalliferous immobilization in non-ferrous metal(loid)s contaminated smelter soil: Efficiency and mechanisms. Environmental Pollution, 313, 11 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Halasz, A., Hawari, J. & Perreault, N.N. (2022). Photolysis of the Insensitive Explosive 1,3,5-Triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB). Molecules, 27(1), 11 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Lotufo, G.R., Boyd, R.E., Harmon, A.R., Bednar, A.J., Smith, J.C., Simini, M., Sunahara, G.I., Hawari, J. & Kuperman, R.G. (2021). Accumulation of Insensitive Munition Compounds in the Earthworm Eisenia andrei from Amended Soil: Methodological Considerations for Determination of Bioaccumulation Factors. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 40(6), 1713-1725. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Monteil-Rivera, F., Halasz, A., Dodard, S., Manno, D., Paquet, L., Sarrazin, M., Thiboutot, S., Ampleman, G., Hawari, J., Sunahara, G. & Perreault, N. (2021). Environmental fate and impact of insensitive energetic materials. Paper presented at the AVT-335 Research Specialists' Meeting on Range Design and Management for Sustainable live-fire training ranges, En ligne / Online.


  • 2014-present: Professeur associé, Département des génie civil, géologique et des mines, École Polytechnique, Montréal
  • 2014-2016: Professeur associé, Département de génie civil, Université de Sherbrooke
  • 1987-2014: Principal Research Scientist, Biotechnology Research Institute, Energy, mining and environment, and Aquatic and crop resource development Programs, National Research Council Canada, Montreal
  • 1987-2014: Director, Environmental Analytical Chemistry Facility, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council Canada, Montreal
  • 1983-1987: Research Scientist, Chemistry Division, NRC, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1981-1983: PDF, Chemistry Department, University College London, UK
  • 1994-2014: Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering Department, McGill University
  • 1996-1998: Adjunct Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Concordia University
  • 2011 – TTCP Scientific Achievement Award, presented by member countries : Canada, US, UK, NZ & Australia
  • 2009 – Alumni Award, Faculty of Science, University of Jordan and Shield of the University of Jordan
  • 2008 – Institute Director General (Biotechnology Research Institute-NRC) industrial client service award
  • 2006 – Office of Naval Research, US Navy Research Grant Award: Fate of nitroamines and nitroaromatics in marine sediment
  • 2005 – Institute Director General (BRI-NRC) industrial partnership award
  • 2004 – Environ. Sci. & Technol. of the American Chemical Society Peer Review Award
  • 2004 – NRC-CANADA Outstanding achievement award for Int. Recognition
  • 2003 – US SERDP of DOE, DOD & EPA Clean Up Project of the Year Award
  • 2003 – Office of Naval Research, US Navy Research Grant Award: Biodegradation of RDX and HMX in marine sediment
  • 2002 – Golden Jubilee Medal-Queen Elizabeth II for outstanding scientific achievements
  • 2002 – NRC-CANADA Outstanding achievement award for industrial partnership
  • 1998 – Best paper award, 29th ICT (Fraunhofer Institute of Chemische Technologie) Conf., Germany "Protocols for Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites"
  • 1998 – Institute Director General (BRI-NRC) scientific merit award