Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Research interests

Synthesis of polymers using coordination catalysis, characterization of polymer structure, and testing thermal and mechanical properties of polymers; development of novel polymer nanocomposites, mathematical modeling of polymerization mechanisms.

Research projects

Modeling structure-properties of ethylene-alpha olefin copolymers; preparation of polymer nanocomposites with nanosize fillers using in situ polymerization for applications in energy, automotive and coatings; chemical, thermal and mechanical characterization of materials; synthesis and modeling of advanced thermoplastic elastomers; characterization of membrane electrolyte assemblies (MEA) for hydrogen fuel cells; wood and crop polymer bio-composites; chemical mapping of thin-films with ​Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTIR) microscopy.

Dr. Simon's home page

University of Waterloo

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