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Chemical Engineering

Macromolecular Science and Technology

Macromolecular Science and Technology

The department has a particularly strong research concentration in this area, with one of the largest polymer engineering groups in North America and internationally. Our research expertise spans the entire range of polymer science and engineering, from polymer reaction chemistry and engineering, to chemical modification of polymers, processing and rheology and polymer nanocomposites. Expertise in biopolymers and biomaterials includes hydrogels, scaffold material for tissue regeneration, encapsulation of bioactive materials and biobased / biodegradable polymers.

Our research combines industrial focus with a commitment to understand the underlying research problems from a fundamental physicochemical perspective. The complementary research interests provide the opportunity to develop not only leading-edge polymeric materials, but also the associated manufacturing processes for efficient and robust production of those materials.

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Polymers Research Group

Research Faculty

Names

Rank

Contact

Research Interests


Brian Amsden

Professor

brian.amsden@queensu.ca
BioSci 1422A
(613) 533-3093

Polymer biomaterials, Protein drug delivery, Tissue engineering, Controlled release, Diffusion in gels and polymer solutions

Phil Bates

Professor at RMC

Processing reinforced thermoplastics, joining fibre reinforced thermoplastics


Michael F. Cunningham

Professor

michael.cunningham@queensu.ca
Dupuis 315
(613) 533-2782

Polymer science, polymer nanoparticles, polymer colloids, CO2 switchable polymers, cellulose nanocrystals, natural polymers


Andrew J. Daugulis

Professor Emeritus

daugulis@queensu.ca
Dupuis Hall 307
(613) 533-2784

Bioprocess Development, Partitioning Bioreactors for Biosynthetic and Bioremediation Applications, Cell Culture Engineering, Modeling and Simulation of Bioreactors


Jeffrey Giacomin

Professor

giacomin@queensu.ca
Dupuis 314
(613) 533-2768

Rheology and plastics processing; non-Newtonian fluid mechanics; nonlinear viscoelasticity; large-amplitude oscillatory shear flow; die drool


Robin Hutchinson

Professor

robin.hutchinson@queensu.ca
Dupuis 426
(613) 533-3097

Polymer reaction engineering, Polymerization kinetics and mechanisms, Modeling and simulation, Acrylic resins for automotive coatings, Pulsed laser polymerization


Marianna Kontopoulou

Professor

kontopm@queensu.ca
Dupuis 207
(613) 533-3079

Nanocomposites and conductive polymer composites, bioplastics, blends and foams, polymer processing and additive manufacturing


Kim B. McAuley

Professor

kim.mcauley@queensu.ca
Gordon 425
(613) 533-6000 ext 77562

Mathematical modeling, Applied statistics, Process control, Polymer reaction engineering, Nylon polymerization, Polymer gel dosimetry


Scott Parent

Professor

scott.parent@queensu.ca
Dupuis 409
(613) 533-6266

Chemical modification of polymers, Free-radical and nucleophilic substitution chemistry, Advanced elastomer and polyolefin composites