Martin Tango, PhD PEng Assistant Professor

School of Engineering Acadia University
27 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

  Education: BSc (Eng), Mechical Engineering, Univ of DSM MSc (Eng), Engineering Design, Univ. of DSM PhD in Biological Engineering, Dalhousie Univ.

  Teaching: Regularly teach the following courses: APSC 2113 Engineering thermodynamics APSC 2123 Fluid Mechanics APSC 3213 Industrial Chemistry APSC 1133 Strength of Materials APSC 3413 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering Dr. Tango often explores emerging strategies that improve engagement and better knowledge delivery to students. In the past, he has regularly taught a graduate level course on Biological Methods for Wastes Treatment at Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University.

  Research: Dr. Tango's research interests and active engagement include undertaking applied scientific knowledge to develop technological processes. He has keen interest in collaborative research opportunities between University-industry as well as community outreach programmes.

Dr. Tango's research is related to:
  • environmental applications of microbial polymer in soils sealing; heat and mass transfer in liquid and solid-state fermentations; application of advanced oxidation processes for improvement of process water quality in chemical and aquaculture systems;
  • role of extremophiles in industrial biotechnology; management and treatment of produced water/drilling mud from petroleum extraction processes.
  • His recent research initiatives include: exploring the dispersion and eco-toxicity of antifouling compounds from marine structures; assessing the toxicity of nanoparticles;
  • applications of biosensors for eco-corrosion monitoring on offshore energy structures as well as bioindicators for monitoring toxic pollutants in salt marsh sediments;
  • water/wastewater filtration processes using biomaterials; sustainable energy sources (e.g. biofuels, photo-bioreactors, hydropower and geothermal);
  • characterization of materials using scanning electron microscopy;
  • utilization of biomaterials as water filtration media and surface active compounds (surfactants) to recover recalcitrant hydrocarbons from soil sediments;
  • use of novel technologies for production of biochemicals and for pollutants mitigation in ecosystems

  Collaboration: Dr. Tango often works closely with fellow researchers in Faculty of Science.

He has worked with faculty members in School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science

Full member of Engineers Nova Scotia; University member- Arthur Irving Academy of the Environment; Environmental Services Association of Nova Scotia (ESANS), Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN) and Greening in Environment.