Facilities & Labs
The Chemical Engineering Department is primarily located in Dupuis Hall, with additional space in the Bio-Sciences Complex and the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) located in the Kingston General Hospital. A total of 2100 m2 in Dupuis Hall and the Biosciences Complex is assigned to research and research support activities, faculty and graduate student offices. Additional space totalling roughly 600 m2 is occupied by department researchers at the HMRC.
Completed in 1966 and located on Division Street, Dupuis Hall is named after Nathan Fellowes Dupuis, an influential professor of mathematics at Queen's in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and a founder of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
The concrete of the exterior is broken up by small sections of decorative limestone facing in an attempt to appease the more traditionally-minded people on campus who objected to a building being erected at Queen's without the usual limestone.
- Human Mobility Research Centre
The Human Mobility Research Centre (formerly the Clinical Mechanics Group) is a multidisciplinary group of clinician-scientists, basic scientists, and engineers interested in the mechanisms of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders (e.g., the cause, the prevention and the treatment of bone and joint disorders caused by arthritis, osteoporosis, and injury).
- Chemical Engineering Analytical Facility
The Chemical Engineering Analytical Facility was established with financial support from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust. State-of-the-art instrumentation is used by graduate students and researchers to provide the fundamental insight into the molecular and bulk physical properties of polymers needed to design novel materials and optimize their properties.
- Undergraduate Computer Facility
The Undergraduate Computing Facility was established to provide Chemical Engineering / Engineering Chemistry students access to the high-end software that is specialized for their programs.