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Biomedical
Biomedical

Biomedical engineering involves the application of engineering principles to understand, modify or control biological systems with the objective of generating solutions to health-related problems. This area is diverse and multi-disciplinary, bringing in concepts from chemistry, mechanics, biochemistry, cell biology and physiology.

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Macromolecular Science and Technology
Macromolecular Science and Technology

The research combines industrial focus with a commitment to understand the underlying research problems from a fundamental physicochemical perspective. Applications range from the design of new polymeric materials for drug delivery, to the development of improved operating and control strategies for large-scale reactors used in polymer production.

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Process Analytics, Optimization and Control
Process Analytics, Optimization and Control

Queen's control researchers are a group of international reputation which boast a depth and breadth that is unique in Canada. Current research activities in areas such as applied statistics, process control, control theory, systems analysis and system modeling.

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Microfluids, Colloids, Biosensors
Microfluids, Colloids, Biosensors

Expertise in colloid science, interfacial engineering, and electric field-mediated colloidal assembly is combined in experimental and theoretical studies toward the understanding, exploitation, and modulation of colloidal interactions that occur between nanoscopic materials (nanoparticles, macromolecules) in solution or at interfaces.

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Sustainable Energy Sources, Processes, Products and Environmental Remediation
Sustainable Energy Sources, Processes, Products and Environmental Remediation

The research is diverse and covers many aspects of biological and biochemical engineering. Much of the work is multi-disciplinary, bringing in concepts from chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, biology and physiology. This work therefore involves collaboration with researchers in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, mechanical engineering, environmental microbiology and chemistry.

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