Dr. Satinder Kaur Brar is the newly appointed Love Chair in Environmental Engineering and Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering. The Love Chair in Environmental Engineering was established as a result of a generous $2.5 million donation from longtime York University supporters James and Joanne Love in support of environmental sustainability at York University.
Dr. Brar is a research leader in the field of environmental engineering. In her previous role, Dr. Brar lead the research group on the Bioprocessing and Nano-Enzyme Formulation Facility (BANEFF) at INRS-ETE, successfully supervising six Master’s students, twenty PhD students, and six postdoctoral researchers. Her portfolio covers all aspects of fundamental and applied research and development activities in the fields of water security, sustainable groundwater sources, smart environmental technologies for renewable energy and climate change adaptation, green infrastructure, and environmental protection and sustainability.
As the Love Chair appointee, Dr. Brar will work on the intersecting areas of environmental engineering and its impact on the overall wellbeing of the global community. Her role is to enrich faculty and student research, broaden and enliven the teaching endeavor, and inspire a deep sense of environmental stewardship in graduates.