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Dr. Thomas Adams

Associate Professor

green energy conversion; semicontinuous systems; process design; modeling; simulation and optimization


Dr. Charles de Lannoy

Assistant Professor

Functional surfaces and thin films, polymer nanocomposite materials, active membranes for desalination, water and wastewater treatment, fouling, membranes for gas separation, CO2 capture, nanosorbents

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Dr. Prashant Mhaskar


process control, nonlinear Lyapunov-based and model predictive control, fault-tolerant control, control of hybrid systems


Dr. Carlos Filipe

Chair of the Department

We create engineering solutions for a healthier society: thermal stabilization of vaccines, enzymes, antibodies, and phage; application of functional nucleic acids for biosensing including the development of materials able to detect pathogenic bacteria.


Dr. Raja Ghosh


bioseparation using ultrafiltration; bioseparation using membrane chromatography; biomimetic membranes


Dr. Drew Higgins

Assistant Professor

Electrochemistry; Catalysis; Nanomaterials; Energy Conversion and Storage; Sustainable Energy Technologies; Fuel Cells; Solar Fuels; Artificial Photosynthesis.


Dr. Todd Hoare


nanotechnology, interfacial engineering, biomaterials engineering, polymer science, pharmaceutical science


Dr. Zeinab Hosseinidoust

Assistant Professor

Bacteriophage Biotechnology, Bacterial Biofilms, Phage Antimicrobials, Targeted Antimicrobial Delivery, Biohybrid Systems


Dr. Kim Jones

Associate Professor

tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, immune and inflammatory responses to biomaterials, host remodelling of implanted constructs.


Dr. Shelir Ebrahimi

Assistant Professor

Ion exchange process, Advanced oxidation process, Biological water/wastewater treatment, Detection of microplastic in water samples


Dr. Kamil Khan

Assistant Professor

Deterministic global optimization, batch and semi-batch systems, sensitivity analysis and optimization for discrete/continuous systems

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Dr. David Latulippe

Associate Professor

separation processes for water/wastewater treatment, biopartitioning and purification, microscale processing for high-throughput studies,unit operation modeling and optimization

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Dr. Vince Leung

Assistant Professor

Molecular biology, phage antimicrobials, vaccines, thermostabilization strategies

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Dr. Vladimir Mahalec


Optimization of plant operations (production planning, scheduling, real-time optimization) and supply chain management; integration of planning, scheduling, RTO, and control; reduced size hybrid models for optimization; energy recovery from low temperature sources


Dr. Jake Nease

Associate Chair (Undergraduate)

Process simulation, life-cycle analyses, system optimization, process control, Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), carbon capture

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Dr. Robert Pelton


polymer colloids, water soluble polymers, interfacial engineering, flocculation, adhesion, cellulose, and pulp and paper technology

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Dr. Heather Sheardown


biomaterials, tissue engineering, mathematical modeling of physiologic processes, ophthalmic drug delivery.

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Dr. Christopher Swartz


operations optimization, integration of design and control, mathematical modeling, scheduling and supply chain optimization

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Dr. Michael Thompson


Particle and polymer processing, manufacturing.


Dr. Li Xi

Associate Professor

computing in chemical engineering; polymers; fluid mechanics; rheology; molecular simulation; computational fluid dynamics; process modeling

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Dr. Boyang Zhang

Associate Chair (Graduate)

Tissue engineering, biomaterials engineering, microfluidics, organ-on-a-chip engineering, advanced biofabrication, regenerative medicine, high-throughput drug screening

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Dr. Shiping Zhu

Professor Emeritus

Polymer reaction engineering and materials, polymer synthesis and characterization, polymerization modeling, digitalization of polymerization processes, precision production of polymers, industrial big data, process trouble shooting, smart polymers, polymer biomaterials, polymer microelectronics, surface modification and interfacial engineering

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Dr. Philip Wood

Professor Emeritus

experimental and computational fluid mechanics, heat transfer.


Dr. Malcolm Baird

Professor Emeritus

transport phenomena, non-ferrous metals

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Dr. John Brash

Professor Emeritus

biomaterials, blood-material interactions, blood compatible materials, surface modification of polymers, free radical and condensation polymerization

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Dr. Cameron Crowe

Professor Emeritus

computer simulation, modelling and optimization, data reconciliation, applied mathematics, numerical methods.

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Dr. James M. Dickson

Professor Emeritus

transfer phenomena in membranes, non-equilibrium molecular dynamic simulations, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, novel polymers

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Dr. Irwin A. Feuerstein

Professor Emeritus

blood damage in artificial organs, cell transport and surface adhesion, cell-surface interactions, video-microscopy

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Dr. Archie E. Hamielec

Professor Emeritus

polymer production technology, kinetics, reactors, characterization


Dr. Rafik Loutfy

Professor Emeritus

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, knowledge management, alternate energy sources, solar cells, photovoltaic engineering.

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Dr. John F. MacGregor

Professor Emeritus

multivariate statistical methods for process monitoring and optimization, polymer reaction engineering.

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Dr. Thomas E. Marlin

Professor Emeritus

computer process control, real time plant optimization, control structure design

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Dr. Paul A. Taylor

Professor Emeritus

computer process control, non linear control, process identification, expert systems and genetic algorithm applications

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Dr. John Vlachopoulos

Professor Emeritus

polymer processing and rheology