Civil Engineering

Bernard H. Kueper

Publications | Research Interests


Title: Professor, Ph.D, P.Eng.
Office: Ellis-228

Tel: (613) 533-6834
Fax: (613) 533 2128
Email: bernard.kueper@queensu.ca


Professor Kueper and his graduate students perform research focused on the subsurface behaviour and remediation of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) such as chlorinated solvents, coal tar, creosote, PCB oils and gasoline in both unconsolidated deposits such as sands and gravels, as well as fractured clay and rock. These compounds currently represent the most frequently detected groundwater contaminants throughout industrialized areas of the world. Current research is aimed at the development and evaluation of in-situ remediation technologies such as hydraulic displacement (HD), electrical resistance heating (ERH), thermal conductive heating (TCH), enhanced in-situ bioremediation (EISB), and in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO).

Professor Kueper is a popular short-course instructor who has lectured on the topic of DNAPL and LNAPL migration and remediation in courses held in Switzerland, Australia, Denmark, England, the United States, Brazil and Canada. He is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Ground Water, the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology and the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Dr. Kueper is the lead editor of the recently completed textbook Chlorinated Solvent Source Zone Remediation, published by Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, New York. 


  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)