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




Research Interests

Brian Amsden

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

Dupuis 315
(613) 533-2782

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

Andrew J. Daugulis

Professor Emeritus
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

Dupuis 314
(613) 533-2768

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

Robin Hutchinson

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

Dupuis 207
(613) 533-3079

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

Kim B. McAuley

Gordon 425
(613) 533-6000 ext 77562

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

Scott Parent

Dupuis 409
(613) 533-6266

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