Cynthia Coles

Cynthia Coles

B.Eng., M.Eng., PhD (McGill), P.Eng.

  • Associate Professor
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-8704
Em: ccoles[at]
Office: EN3004
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resources
Research Interests
Metal interactions with soils and sediments, speciation, pH effects, adsorption kinetics and isotherms, arsenic distribution and removal from groundwater, mining contributions to mercury in groundwater
Personal Profile

Dr. Cynthia Coles is an associate professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in St. John's, Canada. She is teaching courses in environmental engineering, water resources, and renewable energy.

Dr. Coles received her bachelor of engineering (B.Eng.) in civil engineering from McGill University (Montreal), and subsequently supervised construction in Sierra Leone, West Africa on Degrémont scheme water supply projects, a C.A.R.E. Feeder Road's project and other building projects. She then obtained a master of engineering (M.Eng.) in water resources from McGill University and a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in geo-environmental engineering from McGill University.


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000