Our People - Composites and polymers

519-888-4567 x35586
Location: 
QNC 4622
Research Expertise
  • Biomaterials design
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Colloid and surface science
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Interfacial Engineering
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer and biopolymer synthesis

Biomedical Engineering and Engery Storage Group

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; A to D profiles
519-888-4567 x33427 or x31410
Location: 
E5 3043, E5 3049
Research Expertise
  • Cell traction force measurement using optical sectioning techniques
  • Constitutive modelling of soft bio-polymers
  • Mechanical measurements using the Digital Image Correlation method
  • Viscous fracture of soft materials
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x31662
Location: 
E6 5108
Research Expertise
  • Emulsion rubber
  • Microfluidics
  • Applied Statistics - Modeling, Design of Experiments, Parameter Estimation
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; Software and Data→Modelling and design; Structure and Safety→Material characterization; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x37015
Location: 
E6 5010
Research Expertise
  • Applied Polymer science and engineering
  • Chemical modification of polymers
  • Free radical polymerization kinetics

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x38086
Location: 
EC4 1159
Research Expertise
  • Long-term durability of lightweight composites

  • Fatigue and creep failure

  • Impact of composite structures

  • Damage mechanics and constitutive modeling

  • Micromechanics

  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component structures, Composites and polymers; Software and Data→Modelling and design; Structure and Safety→Fatigue, Material characterization, Structural crashworthiness; I to M profiles
519-888-4567 x36634
Location: 
E6 5004
Research Expertise
  • Design, mathematical modelling and computer simulation of polymer reactors
  • Emulsion/solution/suspension polymerization
  • On-line sensor development for polymer and latex characterization
  • Optimization and computer control
  • Polymer research and engineering
  • Polymerization kinetics

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x32702
Location: 
DWE 2535C
Research Expertise
  • Advanced rubber materials
  • Chemical modification of polymers
  • Development of catalytic systems
  • Environmental and pollution control
  • Green catalytic processes
  • Reactive polymers
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x33301
Location: 
E6 5012
Research Expertise
  • Correlation of syntheses-structure-properties of polymers
  • Development and evaluation of novel bioproducts for automotive applications
  • Development of composite materials and leading-edge technologies in nanomaterials
  • Development of polymer nanocomposites
  • Fuel cell materials
  • Mathematical modeling of polymerization mechanisms

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers, Materials and processing; N to S profiles
519-888-4522
Location: 
CPH 4301C, E3 2119A
Research Expertise
  • Adhesive bonding of dissimilar structural materials (e.g., polymeric composites to metal)
  • Characterization and modeling of advanced polymers and composites
  • Development of smart structures
  • Micro-engineering

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; N to S profiles
519-888-4567 x33442
Location: 
E6 5016
Research Expertise
  • Analysis and design of co-extrusion dies
  • Analysis and on-line monitoring of polymer compounding operations
  • Analysis of polymer mixing in twin screw extruders
  • Chemical modification and functionalization of polymers by reactive extrusion
  • Compounding of polymers for fuel cell applications
  • Devulcanization of recycled rubber with supercritical carbon dioxide
  • Extrusion of polymers and polymer blends with supercritical fluids
  • Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of polymer processing operations
  • Polymer micronization using supercritical carbon dioxide

Institute for Polymer Research

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Composites and polymers; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x35455
Location: 
MC 6326
Research Expertise
  • Mathematical imaging
  • Diagnostically lossless medical image compression
  • Fractal-based methods of analysis and approximation
  • Dynamical systems and their applications
Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component structures, Composites and polymers; T to Z profiles
519-888-4567 x38666
Location: 
E6 2012
Research Expertise
  • Polymers, interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry
  • Advanced coating and adhesive bonding technology
  • Multifunctional "green" and "smart" materials and processes, additive manufacturing or 3D printing.

Centre of Advanced Material Joining (CAMJ)

Institute of Polymer Research (IPR)

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Advanced manufacturing, Composites and polymers, Joining; T to Z profiles