Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Research interests

Kinetics, mathematical modelling and simulation of polymerization processes, polymer and latex sensors, polymer reactor design, optimization and computer control.

Research projects

Optimal sensor selection for polymerization processes, initiator performance evaluation, multifunctional initiators, depropagation kinetics, modelling and kinetics of emulsion copolymerizations, model discrimination in polymerization processes, polymer kinetics, trajectory control in batch and semi-batch emulsion reactors, multiresponse estimation and experimental design methods, control of polymer reactors, suspension polymerization of styrene/divinyl benzene, properties of polymeric materials, creep in pipes, living radical polymerization.

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University of Waterloo

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