Chemical Engineering

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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 - Benjamin Vincent

Posted on September 13, 2017

Modelling and control of structured models for multi-physics systems

3rd Annual Queen's RMC ChemEng Research Day

Posted on September 01, 2017

Join grad student researchers on Sept 8 for this event in Robert Sutherland Hall in the JDUC 1:30pm-3:30pm

Dr. Eliot Fried Speaking Engagement

Posted on August 22, 2017

Join us on Sept 7th from 2-3PM in DUP 311 for Dr Eliot Fried's guest speaker event.

Dr. Mahdi Abbasi Speaking Engagement

Posted on May 17, 2017

Join us on June 19th from 2-3PM in DUP 215 for Dr Mahdi Abbasi's guest speaker event.

Dr Kim McAuley is Awarded 2017 D.G. Fisher Award

Posted on May 05, 2017

The award will be presented to Dr McAuley at the 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, this fall.

More News & Events


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