Milad Kamkar

Assistant Professor

Milad Kamkar

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Location: E6 3010


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Biography Summary

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, Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
  • 2019, Visiting Scholar, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, US
  • 2016, Master of Applied Science, Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  • 2014, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Selected/ Recent Publications

  • Kamkar, Milad, et al. "Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow: Microstructural Assessment of Polymeric Systems." Progress in Polymer Science (2022): 101580.
  • Kamkar, Milad, et al. "Structured Ultra‐Flyweight Aerogels by Interfacial Complexation: Self‐Assembly Enabling Multiscale Designs." Small (2022): 2200220.
  • Kamkar, Milad, et al. "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 52.4 (2019): 1489-1504.