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Marc Aucoin

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: synthetic biology; virus based systems as novel nanobiomaterials; complex biologies


Professor Marc Aucoin is an expert in the area of Biochemical Engineering, in particular biological nano-particles (Virus-Like Particles or VLPs) with significant experience in transient production systems, including transfection technology and inducible systems.

Aucoin is the Chair of the Biotechnology Division of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers, is a Faculty Advisor for the University of Waterloo’s international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition student team and is the academic contact for the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).


  • PhD, Université de Montréal (École Polytechnique)
  • MASc, University of Waterloo
  • BASc, University of Waterloo

Marc Aucoin

    University of Waterloo