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Bioengineering


This program is another unique 5 year program offered leading to the degree Bachelor of engineering and Biosciences. It combines the core chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum with courses from the life sciences (biology, human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry of macromolecules, cellular and molecular biology) as well as specific courses (bioreactors and bioseparations) related to bioengineering.

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Dr. Carlos Filipe

Professor

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.

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Dr. Raja Ghosh

Professor

bioseparation using ultrafiltration; bioseparation using membrane chromatography; biomimetic membranes

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Dr. Todd Hoare

Associate Professor

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

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Dr. Zeinab Hosseini-Doust

Assistant Professor

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

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Dr. Kim Jones

Associate Professor

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

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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. Vince Leung

CLA, Assistant Professor

Molecular biology, phage antimicrobials, vaccines, thermostabilization strategies

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Dr. Heather Sheardown

Professor

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

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Related Courses

Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CHEM ENG 3BK3Undergraduate / Technical Elective Bio-reaction Engineering
Sessional: Michael Majcher
CHEM ENG 3BM3Undergraduate / Technical Elective Bioseparations Engineering
CHEM ENG 4LL3Undergraduate / Technical Elective Biolaboratories
CHEM ENG 4T03/6T03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Applications of Chemical Engineering in Medicine

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Polymer Materials and Manufacturing stream


Polymer Materials and Manufacturing (PMM) provides knowledge and skills to enable engineers to address manufacturing problems and processes. The recommended courses recognized that manufacturing engineering is an interdisciplinary team- based problem solving activity and so courses from Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical engineering supplement and enrich the existing Chemical Engineering curriculum.

Required courses: ChE 3Q03, ChE 4B03, ChE 4H03, ChE 4L02 (PMM laboratories completed), and ChE 4X03. Other courses may be substituted with permission of the Department Chair. Students in the Management or Society program are required to also take Engineer 2O03 (or MATLS 1M03).

Recommended technical electives courses: Mechanical Engineering 3C03, Materials engineering 3M03 and 4P03

Students who complete the required courses and the technical electives, within the overall annual credit requirements, will be eligible to have a transcript notation denoting the completion of the elective stream.

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Dr. Emily Cranston

Adjunct Professor

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

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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. Raja Ghosh

Professor

bioseparation using ultrafiltration; bioseparation using membrane chromatography; biomimetic membranes

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Dr. Todd Hoare

Associate Professor

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

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Dr. Robert Pelton

Professor

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

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Dr. Heather Sheardown

Professor

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

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Dr. Michael Thompson

Professor

Particle and polymer processing, manufacturing.

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Dr. Li Xi

Assistant Professor

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

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Dr. Shiping Zhu

Distinguished University Professor

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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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CHEM ENG 4B03/6B03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Polymer Reaction Engineering
Sessional: Darko Ljubic
CHEM ENG 4H03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Big Data Methods and Modeling in Chemical and Materials Engineering
CHEM ENG 4L02Undergraduate Advanced Laboratory Skills
CHEM ENG 4X03/6X03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Polymer Processing

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Process Systems Engineering stream


Process Systems Engineering (PSE) provides knowledge and skills that enable engineers to analyze integrated processes using mathematical methods and computer tools. PSE analysis is based on engineering fundamentals and seeks to design and operate systems that achieve desired steady-state and dynamic behaviours, including safety, consistent product quality and high profit.

Required courses: ChE 4H03, ChE 4E03, ChE 4G03, and ChE 4L02 (PSE laboratories completed). Other courses may be substituted with permission of the Department Chair.

Recommended technical electives outside ChE: Electrical Engineering 4CL4, Mechanical Engineering 4H03, Engineering Physics 3W04

Students who complete the required courses and the technical electives, within the overall annual credit requirements, will be eligible to have a transcript notation denoting the completion of the elective stream.

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Dr. Thomas Adams

Associate Professor

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

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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. Vladimir Mahalec

Professor

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

Professor

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

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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. Christopher Swartz

Professor

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

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Dr. Philip Wood

Professor Emeritus

experimental and computational fluid mechanics, heat transfer.

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Dr. Li Xi

Assistant Professor

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

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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CHEM ENG 4E03/6E03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Digital Computer Process Control
CHEM ENG 4G03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Optimization in Chemical Engineering
CHEM ENG 4H03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Big Data Methods and Modeling in Chemical and Materials Engineering
CHEM ENG 4L02Undergraduate Advanced Laboratory Skills

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Water-Energy Technologies stream


Water-Energy Technologies (WET) provides knowledge and skills to enable engineers to address issues related to water and energy provision in our lifetimes, and beyond (sustainability), as well as at the intersection of water and energy.

Required courses:ChE 4A03 OR EngPhys 3ES3, ChE 4M03, ChE 4W04, ChE 4L02 (WET laboratories completed), and one of ENGINEER 4V04 or CIVENG 4V04. Other courses may be substituted with permission of the Department Chair.

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Dr. Thomas Adams

Associate Professor

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

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Dr. Emily Cranston

Adjunct Professor

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

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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. Shelir Ebrahimi

Assistant Professor (CLA)

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

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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. Robert Pelton

Professor

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

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Related Courses

Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CHEM ENG 4A03/6A03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Energy Systems Engineering
CHEM ENG 4L02Undergraduate Advanced Laboratory Skills
CHEM ENG 4M03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Separation Processes

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