Information for

Pearl Sullivan

Dean of Engineering; Professor, PEng

Contact Information

Phone: 519-888-4522 or x84522
Location: CPH 4301C
Fax: (519) 888-4351


  • BEng, Technical University of Nova Scotia (1985)
  • MASc, Technical University of Nova Scotia (1986)
  • PhD, University of British Columbia (1990)

Research Interests

  • Long-term stability of polymers and their composites due to thermo-mechanical loading, moisture absorption and physical aging
  • Adhesive bonding of dissimilar structural materials e.g. composites-to-metals and composites-to-composites
  • Micro-engineering measurement of mechanical property data deviation from bulk values as dimensions are reduced


  • ME 230 Control of Properties of Materials
  • MTE 219 Mechanics of Deformable Solids (Mechatronics program)
  • ME 219 Mechanics of Deformable Solids I

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Rogalsky, A., Kwon, H.J., Lee-Sullivan, P.,  The Rheological Injectability of N-succinyl-chitosan Solutions, Carbohydrate Polymers, Oct 2016, 151, 1082-1090.
  • Rivers, G.,  Marzbanrad, E., Hook, M.D., Lee-Sullivan, P., Zhou, Y.N., Zhao, B., Highly-stable silver  nanobelts joined via diffusion-free attachment, Nanotechnology, June 2016, 27, 29.
  • Marzbanrad, E., Rivers, G., Rogalsky, A., Lee-Sullivan, P., Zhao, B., Zhou, N.Y., Highly repeatable kinetically-independent synthesis of one- and two-dimensional silver nanostructures by oriented attachment, RSC Advances, 2016,6, 61641-61649,  DOI: 10.1039/C6RA08031F.
  • Rivers, G., Rogalsky, A., Lee-Sullivan, P. and Zhao, B., Thermal analysis of epoxy-base nanocomposites. Have solvent effects been overlooked?, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2015, 119, 2.
  • Haghighi-Yazdi and Lee Sullivan, P., Modeling of structural mechanics, moisture diffusion, and heat conduction coupled with physical aging in thin plastic plates, Acta Mechanica, Vol 225(3), 2014, 929-950.
  • Haghighi-Yazdi, M. and Lee-Sullivan, P., FTIR analysis of a polycarbonate blend after hygrothermal aging, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, published online August 2014.

  • Paryab, N., Cronin, D.S., and Lee-Sullivan, P., Finite element methods to analyze helical stent expansion, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 30(3), 2014, 339-352.

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