Miriam L. Diamond

Professor, FRSC, FCGS, FSETAC, and Associate Chair, Graduate



School of the Environment
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Our research is motivated by the need to develop defensible strategies to reduce chemical contaminants in the environment. To accomplish this aim, we strive to identify and connect sources of chemical emissions to the movement of chemicals through systems and ultimately to exposure. We focus on the systems with relatively high levels of contaminants such as indoor environments and outdoor urban systems. Our methods include mathematical modelling, sampling (and developing methods to sample various environments) and analytical chemistry. To make our research relevant, we then connect our findings to policies and legislation.


Prof. Diamond is an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, which is a leading journal in the field, a member of the Canadian Chemical Management Plan Science Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Environmental Law Association. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Geographical Society and was named Canadian Environmental Scientist of the Year in 2007 by that society. She was Co-chair of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s Toxic Reduction Scientific Expert Panel that advised the Minister of the Environment on the Toxic Reduction Act that was proclaimed in 2009.


PhD, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
MScEng, Mining Engineering, Queen's University
BSc, Biology, University of Toronto

Administrative Service

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies (2021-2024)