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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
Halasz, A., Hawari, J. & Perreault, N.N. (2020). LC-MS analysis data of intermediate products used to construct photodegradation pathways for bis(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)amine (H(2)BTA). Data in Brief, 28, 5 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Halasz, A., Hawari, J. & Perreault, N.N. (2020). Photodegradation of bis(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)amine (H2BTA), a high nitrogen content tetrazole-based energetic compound in water. Chemosphere, 241, 7 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Alizadeh, S., Rahim, A.A., Guo, B., Hawari, J., Ghoshal, S. & Comeau, Y. (2019). Impacts of Continuous Inflow of Low Concentrations of Silver Nanoparticles on Biological Performance and Microbial Communities of Aerobic Heterotrophic Wastewater Biofilm. Environmental Science & Technology, 53(15), 9148-9159. Retrieved from
Journal article
Omouri, Z., Hawari, J., Fournier, M. & Robidoux, P. (2019). Phytotoxicity of Bismuth Nitrate and Bismuth Citrate on Germination and Growth of Lolium Perenne Exposed on Filter Paper and on Artificially Contaminated Soil. Journal of Soil Science & Plant Health, 3(1), 7 pages.


  • 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