Inactivation, growth and persistence of bacterial pathogens in the environment and treatment processes.
Dr. Navab is an environmental engineer interested in the inactivation, growth and persistence of bacterial pathogens in the environment and treatment processes. She investigates these problems with microbiology, molecular biology, process engineering and statistics. Dr. Navab grew up in Tehran, where she studied and practiced environmental engineering in hydro-energy construction. She then moved to Montreal to study bacterial inactivation and regrowth in biosolids land-application after electro-dewatering. Afterwards, she went to Zurich for postdoctoral research to examine E. coli ecology in environmental reservoirs in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.