Jean Duhamel is well recognized for his expertise at applying fluorescence techniques to characterize synthetic or biological macromolecules and their supramolecular assemblies at the nanoscale in solution and in the solid state. DNA, peptides, polypeptides, dendrimers, polymeric surfactants, latex particles and latex film formation, and oil additives like dispersants, viscocity index improvers, or pour point depressants are examples of the types of macromolecular systems which are being currently studied in this laboratory.
He is the Director of the Institute for Polymer Research at the University of Waterloo.
Mario Gauthier's research is focused on the investigation of a class of branched macromolecules called arborescent polymers.
His work includes the development of applications in a broad range of areas including microencapsulation, viscosity control additives, smart (pH-sensitive) gels, and catalyst supports.