The Department of Chemical Engineering offers complete facilities to students seeking the M.Eng., M.A.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees and for post-doctoral research. Part-time Ph.D. studies in Chemical Engineering are permissible.
Enquiries: 905 525-9140 Ext. 24292
Faculty / Fall 2014
Distinguished University Professors
John L. Brash, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Glasgow), D.Hon.Caus. (Paris Nord),F.R.S.C., P.Eng. / Emeritus
John F. MacGregor, B.Eng. (McMaster), M.S., Ph.D. (Wisconsin), FASA, P.Eng., F.C.A.E./Emeritus
Carlos Filipe, B.S. (Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal),Ph.D. (Clemson University) / Chair
Raja Ghosh, B.S., M.S. (Jadavpur University, India), D.Phil. (Oxford)
Vladimir Mahalec, Dipl. Ing. (U. of Zagreb, Croatia), Ph.D. (Houston)
Robert H. Pelton, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Bristol)
Heather Sheardown, B.Eng. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng.
Christopher L.E. Swartz, B.Sc. (Cape Town), Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison), P.Eng.
Michael Thompson, B.Sc., B. Eng., M. Eng. (McMaster), Ph.D.(Waterloo)
Philip E. Wood, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Caltech.), F.C.I.C., P.Eng.
Shiping Zhu, B.Eng. (Zhejiang), Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng.
Todd Hoare, B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (McMaster) / Associate Chair (Graduate Program)
Kim Jones, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Prashant Mhaskar, B.T. (Indian Institute of Technology), M.S.(Louisiana State), Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Thomas A. Adams II, B.S. (Michigan State), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)
Emily D. Cranston, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill)
Kevin Dunn, B.Eng. (Cape Town), M.Eng. (McMaster)
David Latulippe, B. Eng., M.A.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)
John Brennan (Chemistry)
Michael A. Brook (Chemistry)
David Potter, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo) / Walter G. Booth School for Engineering Practice
Benoit Chachuat, B. Eng. (ENGEES, France), M.A.Sc. (Louis Pasteur University), Ph.D. (INPL, France)
Santiago Faucher, B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Andrew N. Hrymak, B.Eng. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon), P.Eng., F.C.I.C.
Lyndon Jones, B.Sc. (U. of Wales), Ph.D. (Aston)
Theodora Kourti, Dipl. Chem. Eng. (Aristotle), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Qiang Liu, B.S., M.S. (East China University of Science & Technology), Ph.D. (Laval)
Marko Saban, Dipl. Chem. Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Belgrade), P.Eng.
Guerino Sacripante, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill)
Wen-Jan Wang, B.Eng., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Zhejiang)
Yiliang Wu, B.Sc. (Sichuan Univ.), M.Sc. (University of Science & Technology of China), Ph.D. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Malcolm H.I. Baird, B.Sc. (Glasgow), Ph.D. (Cambridge), F.C.I.C.,P.Eng.
Cameron M. Crowe, B.Eng. (McGill), Ph.D. (Cambridge), F.C.I.C.
James M. Dickson, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Virginia Polytech. Inst. and State Univ.). P.Eng.
Irwin A. Feuerstein, B.Chem.Eng. (City College of N.Y.), M.S.(Newark College of Eng.), Ph.D. (Massachusetts)
Alvin E. Hamielec, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), F.R.S.C., F.C.I.C., P.Eng., Honorary Doctor of Engineering (Waterloo)
Rafik Loutfy, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ain Shams University), Ph.D. (Western), M.B.A. (Toronto)
Thomas E. Marlin, B.S. (SUNY at Buffalo), M.S. (Dayton), Ph.D.(Massachusetts)
Paul A. Taylor, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Wales), P.Eng.
John Vlachopoulos, Dipl.Chem.Eng. (National Tech. Univ. of Greece),M.S., D.Sc. (Washington, St. Louis), F.C.I.C., F.S.P.E., P.Eng.
Research in Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering has world class research programs in the areas of process control, process design and optimization, polymer production technology, polymer processing and rheology, pulp and paper technology, membrane separation processes, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, bioengineering and biomedical engineering including biomaterials. The Department has institutes for advanced process control, polymer production technology, polymer processing, and pulp and paper research, all of which have significant industrial involvement and support. The Department plays an active role in Materials and Manufacturing Ontario (MMO), one of the Centres of Excellence of the Province of Ontario. Members of the department also participate in the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute, through the polymer processing group, CAPPA-D.
The Department’s facilities include a large unit operations laboratory, a number of research laboratories and a machine shop. Research equipment includes: a twin-screw extruder, specialized rheometers, particle image velocimetry, a laser doppler anemometer, high speed photographic equipment, gel permeation chromatographs, an automated Zeiss image analyzer, a micro electrophoretic device, gas-liquid chromatographs, membrane separation equipment, radioactivity counting equipment, an ellipsometer, and particle characterization equipment.
Specialized equipment utilized by members of the Process Systems group includes a 64 processor server suitable for intensive numerical computation. Commercial and universitydeveloped software is used to facilitate research in simulation, control, design, statistical process diagnostics and optimization.
The McMaster Institute for Polymer Production Technology operates within the Department and has facilities for the study of polymerization reactions in continuous systems, including state of the art polymer characterization equipment.
Other specialized facilities used in our research are available on campus in the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, and in the departments of Chemistry and Biology, e.g., scanning and transmission electron microscopes, electron microprobe analyzers, a scanning transmission EM (STEM), and environmental scanning EM, and an atomic force microscope.
The Chemical Engineering Laboratories occupy 1,560 square metres in the Engineering Building. They are located in close proximity to the facilities of other engineering departments, e.g., the mechanical testing equipment in Materials Engineering, and the fluid mechanics laboratories in Mechanical Engineering. Some of the Department’s research in Biomedical Engineering is conducted in the Health Sciences Building close by.