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James Li Bio

Prof. James Li graduated with a BASc in Civil Engineering and a MASc in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Windsor, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Toronto in Canada.  Prof. Li is an environmental engineering professor at Ryerson University in Canada, Lecture Professor of Nankai University’s College of Environmental Science and Engineering, a founding member and senior advisor of China Canada Joint Research and Development Centre on Water and Environmental Safety in Tianjin, China, 2018 Tianjin Thousand Talent Foreign Expert, Canadian Water Network’s International Stormwater Experts, 2016-2018 Ontario Stakeholder Committee member of the Ontario Low Impact Development Guidelines, the 2016 11th Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference’s Invited Foreign Expert on Sponge City Technology, a licensed professional engineer in Canada, and the Diplomate of American Water Resource Engineers Academy in USA. His current research focuses on urban stormwater management, eco-hydrology and eco-hydraulics, water pollution control planning, environmental benefits of green roofs, municipal spill management, and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay technique for dioxin in environmental matrices.  For the past 25 years, Prof. Li has provided technical services and advices to Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal governments and collaborated with Nankai University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Asia.