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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

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

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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

Targeted Drug Delivery, Alternative Antimicrobials, Bacteriophage Biotechnology, Bacterial Biofilms, 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. 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
CHEM ENG 3BM3Undergraduate / Technical Elective Bioseparations Engineering
CHEM ENG 3Q03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Introduction to Polymer Science
CHEM ENG 4C03/6C03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Statistics for Engineers
CHEM ENG 4LL3Undergraduate / Technical Elective Biolaboratories
CHEM ENG 4T03/6T03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Applications of Chemical Engineering in Medicine
CHEM ENG 4Y04Undergraduate / Technical Elective Senior Independent Project

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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 suppliment and enrich the existing Chemical Engineering curriculum.

Required courses: ChE 3Q03, ChE 4B03, ChE 4C03, 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

Associate 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, and latex's

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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

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)

polymer processing, extrusion and reactive extrusion.

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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. 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.

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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CHEM ENG 3L02Undergraduate Intermediate Laboratory Skills
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CHEM ENG 3Q03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Introduction to Polymer Science
CHEM ENG 4B03/6B03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Polymer Reaction Engineering
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CHEM ENG 4C03/6C03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Statistics for Engineers
CHEM ENG 4L02Undergraduate Advanced Laboratory Skills
CHEM ENG 4W04Undergraduate Chemical Plant Design and Simulation
CHEM ENG 4X03/6X03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Polymer Processing
CHEM ENG 4Y04Undergraduate / Technical Elective Senior Independent Project
CHEM ENG 4Z03/6Z03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Interfacial Engineering

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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 4C03, 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. Philip Wood

Professor

experimental and computational fluid mechanics, heat transfer.

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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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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CHEM ENG 3L02Undergraduate Intermediate Laboratory Skills
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CHEM ENG 4A03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Energy Systems Engineering
CHEM ENG 4C03/6C03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Statistics for Engineers
CHEM ENG 4E03/6E03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Digital Computer Process Control
CHEM ENG 4G03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Optimization in Chemical Engineering
CHEM ENG 4K03/6K03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Reactor Design for Heterogenous Systems
CHEM ENG 4L02Undergraduate Advanced Laboratory Skills
CHEM ENG 4W04Undergraduate Chemical Plant Design and Simulation
CHEM ENG 4Y04Undergraduate / Technical Elective Senior Independent Project

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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

Associate 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. 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, and latex's

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Related Courses

Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CHEM ENG 3L02Undergraduate Intermediate Laboratory Skills
XiXi
CHEM ENG 4A03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Energy Systems Engineering
CHEM ENG 4C03/6C03Undergraduate / Graduate / Technical Elective Statistics for Engineers
CHEM ENG 4L02Undergraduate Advanced Laboratory Skills
CHEM ENG 4M03Undergraduate / Technical Elective Separation Processes
CHEM ENG 4W04Undergraduate Chemical Plant Design and Simulation
CHEM ENG 4Y04Undergraduate / Technical Elective Senior Independent Project

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