News Archive

Dec 05, 2022 — David W. Bacon Distinguished Speaker Series Returns with Francis J. Doyle III
On September 16th, the Department of Chemical Engineering hosted Dr. Francis J. Doyle III, the Dean at Harvard University’s Faculty of Engineering as the first speaker in the David W. Bacon Distinguished Seminar Series since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec 01, 2022 — Supporting the next generation of leading researchers
Eight Queen’s students and researchers have been recognized nationally with Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Nov 28, 2022 — Sandra Smeltzer Receives 2022 Vanier Scholarship
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Sandra Smeltzer, who is 1 of 6 Queen’s students to receive a 2022 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Nov 22, 2022 — It Takes Guts!
How we're solving the plastics problem with an unexpected ally.

Nov 18, 2022 — Cao Thang Dinh Named “Highly Cited Researcher” for Second Year in a Row
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Cao Thang Dinh for once again making Clarivates™ 2022 list of “Highly Cited Researchers.”

Nov 09, 2022 — Queen's Engineering Research Networking Day 2022
The Queen’s Engineering Research Networking Day reunited faculty members and external organizations for the first time since the beginning of the COVID pandemic for a day of knowledge-sharing and networking.

Nov 04, 2022 — CHEE Faculty and Students at the 2022 Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference
This past week, the Chemical Institute for Canada (CIC) Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) held the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC) from October 23-26th in Vancouver, Canada, hosted by the University of British Columbia.

Oct 31, 2022 — Rachel Baker, Sc’17, to commence inaugural Robins Family Professorship of Engineering Chemistry in 2023
Kingston native Rachel Baker, Sc’17, will begin her term next year as Robins Family Professor of Engineering Chemistry, a professorship endowed by DavosPharma founder and Kingston native Barry Robins, Sc’64.

Oct 17, 2022 — Using Carbon Dioxide to Build a Green Future
Chemical engineering researcher Cao Thang Dinh is attempting to turn one of the world’s worst pollutants into sustainable fuels and chemicals...

Sep 29, 2022 — Annual Chemical Engineering Poster Session
On September 23rd, graduate students from the Department of Chemical Engineering presented their research as part of the Annual Queen’s University and Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Chemical Engineering Poster Session.

Sep 22, 2022 — Two engineering researchers among Queen’s contingent to receive $700k in research infrastructure funding
Kevin De France (Chemical Engineering) and Alexander Tait (Electrical and Computer Engineering) are among five Queen’s researchers to receive research infrastructure funding from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Sep 15, 2022 — Harvard engineering dean to speak at Department of Chemical Engineering seminar series
Francis J. Doyle III, the dean at Harvard University’s faculty of engineering, will be on campus this Thursday, September 15 as a guest of the Department of Chemical Engineering for its David W. Bacon Distinguished Seminar Series.

Sep 14, 2022 — PhD Students Coombs and Kanso Win Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarships
Congratulations to Steacy Coombs and Mona Kanso who were each awarded a Lew Erwin Extrusion Division Scholarship from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Foundation.

Sep 08, 2022 — Taking Learning International with Mitacs - Meet Brianna Bradley
For many graduate students, the summer is a change of pace. For Brianna Bradley, a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, it was the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

Aug 30, 2022 — CO2L Tech Wins DDQIC Summer Pitch Grand Prize
Congratulations to the team at CO2L Tech for winning the Grand Prize of $30,000 in this year’s Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) Summer Pitch Competition. The CO2L Tech founders include Dr. Tu Nguyen, Dr. Anh Tran-Ly, and Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Cao Thang Dinh.

Aug 17, 2022 — Steacy Coombs Wins CSChE Best Master’s Thesis Award
Congratulations to Steacy Coombs, a PhD student of Dr. Jeffrey Giacomin, who won the 2022 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Best Master’s Thesis Award.

Aug 04, 2022 — Woodhouse, Raymond among Distinguished Service Award recipients
Kim Woodhouse and Don Raymond are among six Distinguished Service Awards recipients this year, recognized for the lasting impact they made throughout their time at Queen’s

Jul 27, 2022 — Telema Harry is developing a next-generation control technology for navigation of High-Altitude Platform System
The project is sponsored by an industrial partner in partnership with Queen’s University which, by the time he graduates, will allow Harry to participate in its deployment and proprietorship. Until then, the specifics must be kept under wraps.

Jul 20, 2022 — Brian Amsden re-appointed Head of Chemical Engineering Departmet
Dr. Brian Amsden is re-appointed Head of Chemical Engineering department at Queen's University. The appointment is effective July 1, 2022 for a 5-year term.

Jul 13, 2022 — Paul Hungler and Garry Rasmussen Recognized for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching
Congratulations to Paul Hungler (Assistant Professor) and Garry Rasmussen (Adjunct Instructor) on their recent awards recognizing excellence demonstrated by educators at Queen’s.

Jul 06, 2022 — Quality of life and knowledge conversion key goals for new Graduate Studies head
With a goal “to nurture graduate talent and push creativity forward,” Chemical Engineering professor Aris Docoslis has been appointed the new Associate Dean, Graduate Studies at Queen’s Engineering as of July 1, 2022.

Jun 30, 2022 — Retirement Celebration
On Tuesday, June 14th, the Department celebrated in person (for the first time since March 2020!) the retirement of three faculty members, Juliana Ramsay, Tom Harris, and David Poirier.

Jun 27, 2022 — NSERC Awards Chemical Engineering Faculty over $800K in New Funding
Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Faculty, Jeffrey Giacomin, Dominik Barz, Brian Amsden, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, and Cao Thang Ding who have been awarded a total of over $800,000 in new Research Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Jun 23, 2022 — Cao Thang Dinh Wins Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research
Three researchers have been awarded with the university’s highest internal research award, the Prize for Excellence in Research. Dr. Cao Thang Dinh is among them after demonstrating significant contributions to research in renewable energy.

Jun 13, 2022 — PhD Student Demonstrates How Coronavirus Shape Alters Infection Ability
Queen’s Chemical Engineering PhD candidate Mona Kanso has had her paper titled “Coronavirus Pleomorphism” accepted for publication in the journal Physics of Fluids.

Jun 06, 2022 — A Graphene Kidney to Treat Canadian Waters Contaminated with Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
Two early-career researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Louise Meunier and Ehssan Koupaie, are working with Grafoid on a recently awarded NSERC Alliance, which will develop a Graphene Kidney to treat Canadian waters contaminated with polyfluoroalkyl substances.

May 31, 2022 — PhD student awarded Best Student Paper
Congratulations to PhD student, Steacy Coombs, who was recently awarded Best Student Paper by the Society of Plastics Engineers – Applied Rheology Division.

May 24, 2022 — Welcome to Dr. Kevin De France!
A warm welcome to Kevin De France, the newest Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

May 11, 2022 — Chemical Engineering Student Seminar Day
On April 28th, seven graduate students from the Department of Chemical Engineering presented their research as part of Student Seminar Day.

May 04, 2022 — Chemical Engineering Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Paul Hungler (Assistant Professor) and David Poirier (Adjunct Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator) are two of four recipients of this year’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Teaching Awards.

Apr 05, 2022 — Early Career Researchers, Cao Thang Dinh and Laurence Yang receive funding for bold and innovative research.
Cao Thang Dinh and Laurence Yang, are successful recipients of funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration program. They are among 5 Research Programs at Queen’s to receive this funding this year.

Feb 22, 2022 — Kontopoulou, Liu granted funding to advance commercial potential for inventions
Marianna Kontopoulou and Yan-Fei Liu are recipients of funding through the Technology Development Pilot Program, whose goal is to advance selected inventions with commercial potential to position them for other funding opportunities and make them attractive to potential licensees or investors.

Jan 13, 2022 — Daymond, Giacomin, and Zou appointed Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs
The Tier 1 Canada Research Chair re-appointments of Mark Daymond and Alan Jeffrey Giacomin, and the promotion of Ying Zou from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1 Chair were announced yesterday by the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne.