Chemical Engineering

Welcome to Chemical Engineering

Dupuis Hall, Room 201
Queen's University, 19 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2765
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Congratulations SpectraPlasmonics!

SpectraPlasmonics is a student-founded venture that was created in the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative program (“QICSI”). The group is building a venture around some of the surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy IP that Hannah Dies, Aris Docoslis, Carlos Escobedo and Josh Raveendran have been developing.

The group won some prize money in the QICSI pitch competition at the end of the summer after which they then applied and were subsequently invited to compete in the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan competition in Singapore.

The wonderful news is that they won! There were 550 teams from 300 universities in 68 different countries. The finalists came from Canada, the US, Italy, China, Sweden and the UK. Congratulations to the team which consists of: Ryan Picard (EngChem), Yusuf Ahmed (ChemEng), Christian Baldwin (MechEng), Tyler Whitney (Commerce/Economics), and Malcolm Eade (Life Sciences).

This venture is an example of the Foundry program that we introduced last year where student groups can build ventures around IP developed at Queen’s, using options agreements and licensing arrangements. RockMass Technologies from last year was built around IP developed by Josh Marshall and Mark Gallant (PhD student) in Mining. SpectraPlasmonics has been built around technology patented by Hannah, Aris and Carlos. The Foundry program is a collaborative initiative with the Office of Partnerships and Innovation in the VP Research and Innovation portfolio (formerly Parteq), and we have appreciated their support. James McLellan will be talking about the Foundry program in his upcoming seminar on October 5, amongst other topics. 

New Faculty: Louise Meunier

Dr. Meunier has served for twenty years as an Aerospace Engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. During her military career, she has worked as Project Officer for the New Shipborne and New Search and Rescue Helicopters, as Quality Assurance and Maintenance Officer for the Tactical Helicopter Wing, and as Director of Engineering for the Aerospace Telecommunications and Engineering Support Squadron. She was also assigned to the Royal Military College of Canada as teaching faculty, Squadron Commander and researcher.

She conducted research in metallurgical processes, catalytic combustion and computational fluid dynamics before turning her attention to environmental engineering. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011, and has since been employed as a Consulting Engineer and Adjunct-Assistant-Professor, delivering curriculum in mechanical, aerospace, and chemical engineering. This academic year, Dr. Meunier will be teaching CHEE 380 biochemical engineering, CHEE 371 mitigation of industrial pollution, CHEE 361 engineering communications, ethics and professionalism, and will be guiding first year students in APSC 100 projects.

Dr. Meunier’s research focuses on the toxicity of contaminants in soils and mine tailings, and on environmental and human health risks associated with exposure to inorganic contaminants. She looks forward to working in collaboration with members of the department, as well as with Queen’s faculty involved in various aspects of interdisciplinary environmental engineering research.

News & Events

Seminar - Jeff Gostick

Posted on October 11, 2017

Flow Batteries for Large Scale Energy Storage: Making, Measuring and Modeling Novel Electrodes

Seminar - Ribal Georges Sabat

Posted on October 06, 2017

Laser-induced optical nanostructures in azobenzene compounds

Grad Recruitment Session

Posted on October 03, 2017

Interested in Grad Studies in Queen's Chem Eng? Join us on Thurs Oct 12 at 2:45pm for an info session in Dupuis 215.

Seminar - James McLellan

Posted on September 22, 2017

Distinctive Ideas, of Value, Put to Practice: Revisiting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Universities and the Societies That Support Them

Seminar - Benjamin Vincent

Posted on September 13, 2017

Modelling and control of structured models for multi-physics systems

More News & Events


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