May 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018 — 9:15 AM to 12:45 PM EDT

Interested in learning more about the fascinating research that Waterloo's chemical engineering graduate students are conducting? Now is your chance!

Join us at the Master's Research Colloquium, where master's students will present their research throughout the day.

POSTER SESSION: 9:15-10:15 am in the 1st and 3rd floor atriums

PRESENTATIONS: 

Session 1

Group A, Process Systems Engineering: E6 2024 10:30-11:30 am

Group B, Biochemical & Biomedical Engineering: E6 2022 10:30-11:15 am

Friday, May 4, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT

Join João Soares, Editor-in-Chief, the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, for a 360˚ look into the publishing world of scholarly and technical papers. You will learn how to integrate manuscript preparation into your daily routine, how to efficiently prepare a clear and well-organized manuscript, how the review process works, how to expedite your manuscript’s review (and acceptance), and about future trends and developments in scientific publishing.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT

Supervisor: Xianshe Feng, Chemical Engineering
 

Thursday, May 10, 2018 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Self-assembled block polymers containing a sacrificial (i.e., chemically etchable) component are versatile precursors to functional nanoporous materials. The two most common ordered morphologies used to generate nanoporous materials in this way are the hexagonally-packed cylindrical and bicontinuous gyroid phases.

In this talk, Professor Marc Hillmyer will discuss approaches to nanostructured, bicontinuous but disorganized morphologies through either thermal or light-induced chemical fixation of block polymers in the disordered state in close proximity to the order-disorder transition.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT

Supervisor: Hector Budman, Chemical Engineering

Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are known as nature’s latest wonder material. This renewable, sustainable, biodegradable and nontoxic nanomaterial can be extracted from cellulose fiber - the most abundant biopolymer on earth and competitively produced at an industrial-scale.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Every day, countless lives are saved by blood pumps, including those that have been implanted and those used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in heart surgery and during hemodialysis. Blood pumps, however, damage blood by exposing it to high stresses, causing platelet activation and hemolysis, which leads to blood clots. For example, seven percent of ICU patients on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) blood pump suffer from severe hemolysis, which increases the mortality rate by six times.

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