B.E., M.E. ( Chongqing ), Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng.
Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto


Phone: (416) 946-3097
Fax: (416) 978-8605
Email: cqjia@chem-eng.utoronto.ca

Research Areas

Pollution Abatement Technologies, Resource Recovery from Industrial Wastes,  Environmental Behaviour of Pollutants

Consulting Activity

Technical advice on sulphur-related pollution control and pollutants behaviour and impact


Charles Jia is an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto . He obtained his B.E. (1982) and M.E. (1984) degrees in Material Engineering at Chongqing University and a Ph.D. degree (1994) in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University. Prior to his appointment to this department in 1996, he had been an NSERC postdoctoral fellow for two years. He is a member of Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE), Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and a registered engineer in Ontario.

Professor Jia’s research is concerned with applying sciences and engineering principles to environmental problems in industry and creating innovative solutions for maximizing the value of natural resources and minimizing the impact of resource-based industries to ecosystems. His areas of expertise include pollution abatement technologies, secondary materials and by-product utilization and treatment technologies, environmental applications of inorganic sulphur chemistry and modeling the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment. Current projects aim at re-generable flue gas desulphurization (FGD), mercury emission control using sulphur-impregnated active carbon (SIAC), non-ferrous metals recovery from smelter slags, utilization of petroleum fluid coke and engineering sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) for water pollution control. He has published over 20 papers in refereed journals and has two patents.

Professor Jia provides advice on pollution abatement technologies, resource recovery from industrial wastes, behaviour of pollutants in natural and controlled environment, in particular, sulphur-related pollution control and pollutants behaviour and impact.

Complete CV available upon request.