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  • Electric-field-induced organization of phospholipid bilayer membranes

    Electric-field-induced organization of phospholipid bilayer membranes synthesized by PhD candidate Huaiying Zhang.

  • Theory of the electrical microrheology of hydrogel-colloid composites

    Theory of the electrical microrheology of hydrogel-colloid composites undertaken by MEng candidate Mu Wang.

  • Colloidal assembly using optical traps undertaken by PhD

    Colloidal assembly using optical traps undertaken by PhD candidate Jan van Heiningen.

  • Capacitively-coupled RF plasma chamber used for surface modification.

    Capacitively-coupled RF plasma chamber used for surface modification.

  • Novel cell culture techniques on high-extension surfaces for

    Novel cell culture techniques on high-extension surfaces for improved cell performance in tissue engineering.

  • Optical tweezers built by PhD candidate J van Heiningen for

    Optical tweezers built by PhD candidate J van Heiningen for maneuvering individual microspheres.

  • Depiction of the Electron Localization Function around Pd in the

    Depiction of the Electron Localization Function around Pd in the crystal structure of Pd-acetylacetonate.

  • Numerically simulated nano-scale texture of a lamellar liquid

    Numerically simulated nano-scale texture of a lamellar liquid crystalline domain with defects highlighted.

  • Cross-section of numerically simulated three-dimensional liquid

    Cross-section of numerically simulated three-dimensional liquid crystalline nano-droplet growth.

  • Mouse embryo expressing GFP in red blood cells and fluorescent

    Mouse embryo expressing GFP in red blood cells and fluorescent dye injected into vasculature.

  • QH1 staining of quail embryo to highlight vasculature.

    QH1 staining of quail embryo to highlight vasculature.

  • Confocal microscopy of protein expression to show PECAM (green)

    Confocal microscopy of protein expression to show PECAM (green), smooth nuclei (blue), and VEGFR2 (red).

  • Confocal microscopy of GFP-expression red blood cells (green)

    Confocal microscopy of GFP-expression red blood cells (green) and smooth muscle cells (red).

  • Analysis of Pharmaceutical Contaminants in the Yamaska River

    Analysis of Pharmaceutical Contaminants in the Yamaska River, Quebec, Canada

  • Prof. Tufenkji`s students collecting soil samples

    Prof. Tufenkji`s students collecting soil samples

  • Gas hydrate cage entrapping a methane molecule

    Gas hydrate cage entrapping a methane molecule

Collectively, 15 members of the academic staff conduct research programs in almost all areas of modern chemical engineering, drawing upon theoretical, computational and experimental methodologies. The Department's faculty have been well supported by government programs (e.g., NSERC, FQRNT, CIHR, CFI & CRC) and industry through research partnerships and contracts. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and we attract outstanding graduate students from all over the world.

Please select one of our current research areas, listed below, to learn about the field and the professors involved in that research theme. If you are searching for a particular faculty member or are curious about her/his research and accomplishments, you may simply click on their name which is located in the top right hand corner of this page.

Current Research Areas