Department News

Annual Chemical Engineering Poster Session

Posted on Sep 29, 2022


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.


Two engineering researchers among Queen’s contingent to receive $700k in research infrastructure funding

Posted on Sep 22, 2022


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.


Harvard engineering dean to speak at Department of Chemical Engineering seminar series

Posted on Sep 15, 2022


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.


PhD Students Coombs and Kanso Win Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarships

Posted on Sep 14, 2022


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.


Taking Learning International with Mitacs - Meet Brianna Bradley

Posted on Sep 08, 2022


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.


CO2L Tech Wins DDQIC Summer Pitch Grand Prize

Posted on Aug 30, 2022


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.


Steacy Coombs Wins CSChE Best Master’s Thesis Award

Posted on Aug 17, 2022


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.


Woodhouse, Raymond among Distinguished Service Award recipients

Posted on Aug 04, 2022


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


Telema Harry is developing a next-generation control technology for navigation of High-Altitude Platform System

Posted on Jul 27, 2022


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.


Brian Amsden re-appointed Head of Chemical Engineering Departmet

Posted on Jul 20, 2022


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.


Paul Hungler and Garry Rasmussen Recognized for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching

Posted on Jul 13, 2022


Congratulations to Paul Hungler (Assistant Professor) and Garry Rasmussen (Adjunct Instructor) on their recent awards recognizing excellence demonstrated by educators at Queen’s.


Quality of life and knowledge conversion key goals for new Graduate Studies head

Posted on Jul 06, 2022


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.


Retirement Celebration

Posted on Jun 30, 2022


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.


NSERC Awards Chemical Engineering Faculty over $800K in New Funding

Posted on Jun 27, 2022


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).


Cao Thang Dinh Wins Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research

Posted on Jun 23, 2022


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.


PhD Student Demonstrates How Coronavirus Shape Alters Infection Ability

Posted on Jun 13, 2022


Queen’s Chemical Engineering PhD candidate Mona Kanso has had her paper titled “Coronavirus Pleomorphism” accepted for publication in the journal Physics of Fluids.


A Graphene Kidney to Treat Canadian Waters Contaminated with Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Posted on Jun 06, 2022


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.


PhD student awarded Best Student Paper

Posted on May 31, 2022


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


Welcome to Dr. Kevin De France!

Posted on May 24, 2022


A warm welcome to Kevin De France, who is the newest Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.


Chemical Engineering Student Seminar Day

Posted on May 11, 2022


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