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The following faculty members in Chemical Engineering are available to supervise engineering graduate students. Contact information and further details on their areas of expertise can be obtained by clicking on the faculty member's name.

Please note that given the multidisciplinary nature of engineering, many faculty are members of more than one research group, and can also hold cross appointments to other departments.

Biochemical Engineering


Andrew J. Daugulis
  • Bioprocesses for environmental and biotechnological applications
  • Cell culture engineering
  • Modelling and simulation of bioprocesses

Ronald J. Neufeld
  • Controlled delivery of biopharmaceuticals
  • Micro/Nanoencapsulation
  • Natural polymeric biomaterials

Bruce Ramsay
  • Production, separation and applications of compostable plastics produced using fermentation technology

Juliana A. Ramsay
  • Bioremediation
  • Fermentation and product recovery
  • Pollution treatment

Polymer & Reaction Engineering


Michael F. Cunningham
  • Living radical polymerization
  • Miniemulsion
  • Polymerization
Jeffrey Giacomin
Jeffrey Giacomin
  • Rheology 
  • Polymer and Plastics Processing
  • Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Polymer Molecular Theory  


Robin Hutchinson

  • Acrylic resins for automotive coatings
  • Polymer reaction engineering

Marianna Kontopoulou
  • Polymer blends
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Processing of thermoplastics

Scott Parent
  • Chemical modification of polymers
  • Elastomer and thermoplastic composites

Kim B. McAuley
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Polymer reaction engineering
  • Radiation dosimetry

Biomedical Engineering


Brian Amsden
  • Polymer biomaterials
  • Protein drug delivery
  • Tissue engineering

Lindsay Fitzpatrick

Lindsay Fitzpatrick

  • Biomaterial host responses
  • Rapid, in vivo biomaterial screening platforms
  • Chronic wound therapies

Laura Wells
Laura Wells

  • Functional polymer biomaterials
  • Controlled delivery
  • Tissue engineering

Kim Woodhouse
  • Soft tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Biomimetic materials

Process Systems Engineering


Martin Guay
  • Adaptive control of nonlinear systems
  • Nonlinear process control
  • Optimal control

Thomas J. Harris
  • Controller performance assessment
  • Process control and monitoring

Xiang Li
  • Model predictive control
  • Optimal process design and operation

Kim B. McAuley
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Polymer reaction engineering
  • Radiation dosimetry

James McLellan
  • Process control
  • Real-time optimization
  • Statistical methods for process modelling

Electrochemical Power Sources, Microfluidics & Biosensors


Dominik Barz
  • Electrokinetics and microfluidics
  • Micro chemical and electrochemical reactors

Aris Docoslis
  • Colloid and surface phenomena
  • Electrokinetics and microfluidics
Carlos Escobedo
Carlos Escobedo
  • Electrokinetics, Microfluidics and Optofluidics
  • Integrated microsystems for (bio)sensing and cell studies

Brant Peppley
Joint appointment with Mechanical

  • Fuel cells
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogen production