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Banu Örmeci

Carleton University
Professor and Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health, and Canada Research Professor
Banu Örmeci develops technology to clear pathogens and contaminants from wastewater and sludge, so they do not pose a threat to public health and environment. She has two U.S. patents with another commercialization on its way by one of the largest multi-national companies in the wastewater industry. She works with industrial partners and wastewater treatment plants to improve processes and reduce operational costs. She partners with industry to help advance new products and explore new applications in Canada and abroad.

Örmeci investigates environmentally friendly and cost-effective wastewater treatment processes using microalgae that grow naturally while cleaning out nutrients and contaminants. Equally important is her mentorship at every level in Canada and for Canada including her leadership at the helm of Women in
Science and Engineering (WISE), and in international organizations, such as the International Water Association (IWA).