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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
Omouri, Z., Hawari, J., Fournier, M. & Robidoux, P.Y. (2018). Bioavailability and chronic toxicity of bismuth citrate to earthworm Eisenia andrei exposed to natural sandy soil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 147, 8 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Kuperman, R.G., Checkai, R.T., Simini, M., Sunahara, G.I. & Hawari, J. (2018). Energetic contaminants inhibit plant litter decomposition in soil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 153, 32-39. Retrieved from
Journal article
Halasz, A., Hawari, J. & Perreault, N.N. (2018). New insights into the photochemical degradation of the insensitive munition formulation IMX-101 in water. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(2), 589-596. Retrieved from
Journal article
Omouri, Z., Hawari, J., Fournier, M. & Robidoux, P.Y. (2017). Acute toxicity of bismuth to the earthworm Eisenia andrei. International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology, 2(3), 125-133.


  • 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