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Dr. Thomas Adams


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


Dr. Charles de Lannoy

Associate Professor

Separation Processes for water, wastewater, mining, and aerosols, electrochemical separations and reactions, polymer nanocomposite materials, membrane technology, active/reactive thin films, environmental catalysis, solutions to surface fouling/biofouling, environmental sensors, co-creating environmental technologies and strategies with First Nations communities

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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; Electrosynthesis; Electrolyzers; Batteries; Supercapacitors; In situ/operando materials characterization.


Dr. Todd Hoare


nanotechnology, interfacial engineering, biomaterials engineering, polymer science, pharmaceutical science, drug delivery, tissue engineering, agriculture


Dr. Zeinab Hosseinidoust

Associate Professor

Phage-built and phage functionalized material, surfaces, and biointerfaces; In vitro an in vivo phage therapy models; Phage aerosolization; Bioaerosol research for PPE design and airborne transmission


Dr. Kim Jones

Associate Professor

Intersections of gender and other dimensions of identity in navigating engineering spaces; inclusive teamwork; engineering outreach; mentorship; host responses to biomaterials


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 associated supply chains. Integration of planning, scheduling, RTO, and control. Reduction of GHG emissions by design and operation of cross-sector integrated energy systems. AI methods for anomaly detection. Development of hybrid models for monitoring, control, and optimization.


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, machine learning, stem cell engineering

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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. 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


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