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Chem Eng Student Awarded Vanier Scholarship

Peter GilbertOur congratulations goes out to Peter Gilbert on his receipt of the very prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Peter came to the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2013 as a MASc student, and commenced PhD studies in 2015 upon completing his Master’s degree. He received the three year Vanier scholarship for his research in polymer rheology and processing. We in the Department are thrilled for Peter and proud to call him one of our own.

We are equally proud of our PhD student Hannah Dies, who received a Vanier Scholarship in 2015 for her cutting edge work in lab-on-a-chip diagnostics.



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Professor Amsden is Awarded the Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering would like to congratulate Dr. Brian Amsden for receiving the Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering for a five year term, effective May 1, 2016. 

Established in 2011 from an estate gift to Queen’s, the $2.5-million Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering was initiated to enhance the discipline within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and contribute to the national and international growth of research at the frontiers of this field.

Dr. Amsden is currently the Director of a recently awarded NSERC CREATE program, focused on the development of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine treatment strategies for damaged soft connective tissues.  Outside of the CREATE program, he is working on stem cell and drug delivery strategies to treat a condition called critical limb ischemia.  He is also investigating the role of polymer flexibility on the ability of cells to attach, grow, and function, with the objective of designing effective materials for implantable drug delivery and as a basis for tissue engineering approaches.  Dr. Amsden, along with his research group, have new and ongoing projects in each of these areas that will form the nucleus of his research over the next five years.  Many of these projects are being developed in collaboration with colleagues at Queen’s, at other universities, and within industry, who possess expertise that complements that of Dr. Amsden’s.  Such collaborations allow the projects to develop at a fast pace and provide a unique, enriched, and multidisciplinary training opportunity to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and undergraduates.

News & Events

Chem Eng Adjunct Professor Receives 2016 D.G. Fisher Award

Posted on April 27, 2016

Dr. Paul Nomikos, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is the winner of the 2016 D.G. Fisher Award. This award is presented to an individual who has made major contributions in the field of systems and control engineering while a resident of Canada. As an award winner, Dr. Nomikos will present a lecture at the CSChE Conference.

Seminar - Greg Russell

Posted on March 31, 2016

Dr. Greg Russell of the University of Canterbury will be conducting a seminar on April 7, 2016, entitled "Do We Really Understand the Kinetics of Radical Polymerization?"

Chem Eng Professor Receives CFI Funding

Posted on March 21, 2016

CFI awarded over $1 million to six innovative Queen’s researchers, including our very own Dr. Laura Wells. Dr. Wells is addressing the needs for better treatments of ophthalmic diseases through the development of bioresponsive drug delivery systems (a system that releases drugs on a controlled basis) and novel materials that can improve medical device outcomes.

Seminar - Heather Pilkington

Posted on March 21, 2016

Dr. Heather Pilkington of First Key Consulting Inc. will be conducting a seminar on March 24, 2016, entitled "Trends and Opportunities in the Brewing Industry"

Seminar - David Sinton

Posted on February 17, 2016

Dr. David Sinton of the University of Toronto will be conducting a seminar on February 25, 2016, entitled "Microfluidics for Energy Applications"

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