The Department of Chemical Engineering offers complete facilities to students seeking the 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 2022
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
Shiping Zhu, B.Eng. (Zhejiang), Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng. /Emeritus
Thomas A. Adams II, B.S. (Michigan State), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania), P.Eng. /Associate Chair (Graduate Program)
Carlos Filipe, B.S. (Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal), Ph.D. (Clemson University), P.Eng. /Chair
Raja Ghosh, B.S., M.S. (Jadavpur University, India), D.Phil. (Oxford)
Todd Hoare, B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (McMaster). P.Eng.
Vladimir Mahalec, Dipl. Ing. (U. of Zagreb, Croatia), Ph.D. (Houston)
Prashant Mhaskar, B.T. (Indian Institute of Technology), M.S.(Louisiana State), Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles), P.Eng.
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), P.Eng.
Charles-Francois de Lannoy, B.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Duke)
Shelir Ebrahimi, B.A.Sc. (Poly Technique), M.A.Sc. (Sharif University of Technology), Ph.D. (University of British Columbia), P.Eng.
Zeinab Hosseinidoust, B.Sc. (Sharif University of Technology), M.Sc. (Sharif University of Technology), Ph.D. (McGill), P.Eng.
Kim Jones, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Toronto). L.E.L.
David Latulippe, B. Eng., M.A.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State), P.Eng.
Li Xi, B.Eng. (Zhejiang), Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison), P.Eng.
Drew Higgins, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), M.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Kamil Khan, B.S.E (Princeton), M.Sc. (MIT), Ph.D. (MIT)
Vincent Leung, B.Eng (McMaster), M.A.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Jake Nease, B.Eng.Mgmt. (McMaster), Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng. /Associate Chair (Undergraduate Program)
Boyang Zhang, B.Sc. (Georgia Tech), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Yingfu Li (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
Jose M. Moran-Mirabal (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
Ishwar Puri (Engineering)
Robert W. Black, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Emily D. Cranston, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill)
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)
Roozbeh, Mafi, B.Sc. (Tehran Polytechnic), M.Sc. (Tehran Polytechnic), Ph.D. (McMaster)
David McDonald, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc. (McMaster)
Marko Saban, Dipl. Chem. Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Belgrade), P.Eng.
Guerino Sacripante, B.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill)
Niels Smeets, B.Sc. (Eindhoven University), M.Sc. (Eindhoven University), Ph.D. (Eindhoven University)
Danielle Zyngier, B. Sc. (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), M.Sc. (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Malcolm H.I. Baird, B.Sc. (Glasgow), Ph.D. (Cambridge), F.C.I.C., P.Eng.
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)
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.
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.
Research in Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering has world class research programs in the areas of process control, process design and optimization, energy systems, 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 systems engineering (The McMaster Advanced Control Consortium), 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 university developed 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.