Milad Kamkar

Milad Kamkar
Assistant Professor
Location: E6 3010
Phone: 519-888-4567 x42913


Milad Kamkar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His work is focused on structure property relationship of soft materials. During his PhD, professor Kamkar has made significant contributions to the understanding of the nano- and micro-structural features of polymeric systems (polymer nanocomposites, blends, solutions, hydrogels, etc.) via advanced linear and nonlinear rheological techniques. After his Ph.D., he worked on 3D printing and liquid-in-liquid printing of nanomaterials-based hydrogels/polymers/suspensions for electrical applications including fabrication of electromagnetic shields with complex geometries. His current research focuses on synthesis and additive manufacturing of sustainable (CNC, CNF, Chitin nanocrystal) and advanced materials (graphene, MXene, etc.).

Research Interests

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Linear and Nonlinear Rheology
  • Nanomaterials Synthesis
  • Interfacial Assembly
  • Complex Fluids such as Emulsions
  • Polymer Processing
  • Electrical Applications such as Electromagnetic Shielding and Sensors
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Smart Aerogels


  • 2020, Doctorate Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
  • 2016, Master of Applied Science Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  • 2014, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran


  • CHE 100 - Chemical Engineering Concepts 1
    • Taught in 2023
  • CHE 641 - Fundamentals of Polymer Processing Operations
    • Taught in 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Kamkar, Milad and Salehyian, Reza and Goudoulas, Thomas B and Abbasi, Mahdi and Saengow, Chaimongkol and Erfanian, Elnaz and Sadeghi, Soheil and Natale, Giovanniantonio and Rogers, Simon A and Giacomin, Alan Jeffrey and others, Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow: Microstructural Assessment of Polymeric Systems, Progress in Polymer Science, 101580, 2022
  • Kamkar, Milad and Erfanian, Elnaz and Bazazi, Parisa and Ghaffarkhah, Ahmadreza and Sharif, Farbod and Xie, Ganhua and Kannan, Aadithya and Arjmand, Mohammad and Hejazi, S Hossein and Russell, Thomas P and others, Interfacial Assembly of Graphene Oxide: From Super Elastic Interfaces to Liquid-in-Liquid Printing, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2101659, 2022
  • Ghaffarkhah, Ahmadreza and Kamkar, Milad and Dijvejin, Zahra Azimi and Riazi, Hossein and Ghaderi, Saeed and Golovin, Kevin and Soroush, Masoud and Arjmand, Mohammad, High-Resolution Extrusion Printing of Ti 3 C 2-Based Inks for Wearable Human Motion Monitoring and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding, Carbon, , 2022
  • Kamkar, Milad and Ghaffarkhah, Ahmadreza and Ajdary, Rubina and Lu, Yi and Ahmadijokani, Farhad and Mhatre, Sameer E and Erfanian, Elnaz and Sundararaj, Uttandaraman and Arjmand, Mohammad and Rojas, Orlando J, Structured Ultra-Flyweight Aerogels by Interfacial Complexation: Self-Assembly Enabling Multiscale Designs (Small 20/2022), Small, 2270101, 2022
  • Kamkar, Milad and Sadeghi, Soheil and Arjmand, Mohammad and Sundararaj, Uttandaraman, Structural characterization of CVD custom-synthesized carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposites in large-amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) mode: Effect of dispersion characteristics in confined geometries, Macromolecules, 1489, 2019

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