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Dr. Thomas Adams

Associate Professor

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


Dr. Emily Cranston

Associate Professor

sustainable nanocomposites; surface forces and interfacial engineering; biopolymers and thin films (primarily focused on nanocellulose materials)


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


Dr. Carlos Filipe


Applied molecular biology, recombinant protein expression and purification, engineering mRNA for stability and readability.


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

Associate Professor

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


Dr. Zeinab Hosseini-Doust

Assistant Professor

Targeted Drug Delivery, Alternative Antimicrobials, Bacteriophage Biotechnology, Bacterial Biofilms, Biohybrid Systems


Dr. Kim Jones

Associate Professor

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


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

Assistant 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. 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

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Dr. Prashant Mhaskar


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


Dr. Jake Nease

Assistant Professor

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, and latex's

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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

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)

Particle and polymer processing, manufacturing.

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Dr. Philip Wood


experimental and computational fluid mechanics, heat transfer.


Dr. Li Xi

Assistant Professor

Soft matter and complex fluids, polymer materials, non-Newtonian fluids, rheology, turbulence, computational fluid dynamics, molecular modeling, multiscale simulations.

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Dr. Boyang Zhang

Assistant Professor

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

Distinguished University Professor

Polymer reaction engineering and materials, polymer synthesis and characterization, smart polymers, polymer biomaterials, polymer microelectronics, surface modification and interfacial engineering, polymerization modeling, industrial data analysis and process trouble shooting.