Adjunct Professor

Joao SoaresDegrees

  • Dipl. Chemical Engineering,  Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
  • MSc, Chemical Engineering, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering McMaster University

Research interests

  • Synthesis, characterization and mathematical modeling of advanced polyolefins with metallocene, post-metallocene, Ziegler-Natta, and Phillips catalysts
  • Advanced analytical techniques for polyolefin microstructural characterization
  • Polyolefin structure-property relationships
  • Mathematical modeling of polymerization kinetics and polymer molecular structures
  • Polyolefin reaction engineering
  • Polyolefin nanocomposites

Editorial boards

  • Editor-in-Chief, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Executive Advisory Board, Macromolecular Journals (Wiley-VCH)

Selected references

  • S Mehdiabadi, J.B.P. Soares. Ethylene homopolymerization kinetics with a constrained geometry catalyst in a solution reactor. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 1777-1791.
  • Y. Choi, J.B.P. Soares. Supported single site catalysts for slurry and gas phase olefin polymerization. Can. J. Chem. Eng. 2012, 90, 646-671.
  • E. Siriwongsarn, S. Anatawaraskul, N. Chokputtanawuttilerd, A.A. Alghyamah, J.B.P. Soares. Mathematical modeling of temperature rising elution fractionation (TREF) of polyethylene and ethylene/1-olefin copolymers. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2012, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200238.
  • A. Alshaiban, J.B.P. Soares. Effect of hydrogen and external electron donor on propylene polymerization kinetics with a 4th generation Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Macromol. React. Eng. 2012, DOI: 10.1002/mren.201200002.
  • S. Mehdiabadi, J.B.P. Soares, D. Bilbao, J.L. Brinen. A polymerization kinetics comparison between a metallocene catalyst activated by tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) borate and MAO for the polymerization of ethylene in a semi-batch solution reactor. Macromol. React. Eng. 2011, 5, 418-430
  • Y. Choi, J.B.P. Soares. Supported hybrid early and late transition metal catalysts for the synthesis of polyethylene with tailored molecular weight and chemical composition distributions. Polymer 2010, 51, 4713-4725.
  • M.A. Al-Saleh, J.B.P. Soares, T.A. Duever. Integrated deconvolution estimation model. A parameter estimation methodology for ethylene/a-olefin copolymers made with multiple-site-type catalysts. Macromol. React. Eng. 2010, 4, 578-590.
  • A.A. Alghyamah, J.B.P. Soares. Simultaneous deconvolution of the bivariate distribution of molecular weight and chemical composition of polyolefins made with Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2009, 30, 384-393.
  • J.B.P. Soares, A.E. Hamielec. Chain length distributions of polyolefins made with coordination catalysts at very short polymerization times – Analytical solution and Monte Carlo simulation for non-instantaneous site activation. Macromol. React. Eng. 2008, 2, 115-125.
  • J.B.P. Soares. An overview of important microstructural distributions for polyolefin analysis. Macromol. Symp. 2007, 257, 1-12.

Technical Books

  • J.B.P. Soares, T. McKenna. Polyolefin Reaction Engineering. Wiley-VCH, Manheim, 2012.

Book Cover for Polyolefin Reaction Engineering

Selected Book Chapters

  • J.B.P. Soares, O. Perez. Coordination Polymerization. In Handbook of Polymer Synthesis, Characterization and Processing, E. Saldivar-Guerra and E. Vivaldo-Lima (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012
  • A. Maneshi, J.B.P. Soares, LC Simon. Polyolefin-clay nanocomposites made by in-situ polymerization, M. Vikas (Ed.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012, 53-88.
  • J.B.P. Soares, T.F. McKenna, C.P. Cheng. Coordination polymerization. In Polymer Reaction Engineering, JM Asua (Ed.), Blackwell Publishing, 2007, pp 29-117.
  • J.B.P. Soares, L.C. Simon. Coordination polymerization. In Handbook of Polymer Reaction Engineering, T. Meyer and J. Keurentjes (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2005, pp 365-430.
  • J.B.P. Soares. Fractionation. In Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, 3rd Edition, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2004, pp 75-131.
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