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Sarah Margaret Meunier

Lecturer

Contact InformationSarah Margaret Meunier

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31662
Location: E6 5018

Biography Summary

Sarah is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Her research fields involve using ultraviolet reactors as an alternative technology to prevent contamination incidents in the biopharmaceutical industry and the development of enzymatic packed bed reactors for biodiesel production. She holds a computing technology degree along with her chemical engineering degrees, and enjoys using computer software to solve chemical engineering problems.

Research Interests

  • Ultraviolet Irradiation
  • Biopharmaceutical Sterilization
  • Enzymatic Packed-bed Reactors
  • Biocatalytic Biodiesel Production
  • Sol-gel Enzyme Immobilization
  • Photocatalysis

Education

  • 2013, Doctorate, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 2006, Master of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • 2004, Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • 2004, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computing Technology, University of Ottawa

Courses

  • CHE 420 - Introduction to Process Control
    • Taught in 2015
  • CHE 102 - Chemistry for Engineers
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2017
  • CHE 101 - Chemical Engineering Concepts 2
    • Taught in 2017, 2018

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Sarah M Meunier, Michael R Sasges, Marc G Aucoin, Evaluating ultraviolet sensitivity of adventitious agents in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology, 2017
  • Sarah M Meunier, Biljana Todorovic, Emma V Dare, Afroza Begum, Simon Guillemette, Andrew Wenger, Priyanka Saxena, J Larry Campbell, Michael Sasges, Marc G Aucoin, Impact of dissolved oxygen during UV-irradiation on the chemical composition and function of CHO cell culture media, PloS one, 2016
  • Sarah M Meunier, Amin R Rajabzadeh, Trevor G Williams, Raymond L Legge, Methyl Oleate Production in a Supported Sol–Gel Immobilized Lipase Packed Bed Reactor, Energy & Fuels, 2015
  • Sarah M Meunier, Amin R Rajabzadeh, Raymond L Legge, Kinetic modelling of the production of methyl oleate by Celite® supported lipase sol–gels, Biochemical engineering journal, 2014
  • Sarah M Meunier, Raymond L Legge, Study of support materials for sol-gel immobilized lipase, Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 2013
  • Sarah M Meunier, Raymond L Legge, Evaluation of diatomaceous earth supported lipase sol–gels as a medium for enzymatic transesterification of biodiesel, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 2012
  • Sarah M Meunier, Raymond L Legge, Evaluation of diatomaceous earth as a support for sol–gel immobilized lipase for transesterification, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 2010
  • Sarah M Meunier, Joanne Gamage, Zdravko Duvnjak, Zisheng Zhang, Design and characterization of a novel rotating corrugated drum reactor for wastewater treatment, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2010
  • Sarah M Meunier, Hamid-Reza Kariminia, Raymond L Legge, Immobilized enzyme technology for biodiesel production, Advances in biofeedstocks and biofuels: Production technologies for biofuels,