Department News

Chemical Engineering Student Seminar Day

Posted on May 11, 2022


On April 28th, seven graduate students from the Department of Chemical Engineering presented their research as part of Student Seminar Day.


Chemical Engineering Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Posted on May 04, 2022


Dr. Paul Hungler (Assistant Professor) and David Poirier (Adjunct Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator) are two of four recipients of this year’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Teaching Awards.


Early Career Researchers, Cao Thang Dinh and Laurence Yang receive funding for bold and innovative research.

Posted on Apr 05, 2022


Cao Thang Dinh and Laurence Yang, are successful recipients of funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration program. They are among 5 Research Programs at Queen’s to receive this funding this year.


Kontopoulou, Liu granted funding to advance commercial potential for inventions

Posted on Feb 22, 2022


Marianna Kontopoulou and Yan-Fei Liu are recipients of funding through the Technology Development Pilot Program, whose goal is to advance selected inventions with commercial potential to position them for other funding opportunities and make them attractive to potential licensees or investors.


Daymond, Giacomin, and Zou appointed Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs

Posted on Jan 13, 2022


The Tier 1 Canada Research Chair re-appointments of Mark Daymond and Alan Jeffrey Giacomin, and the promotion of Ying Zou from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1 Chair were announced yesterday by the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne.


Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Cao Thang Dinh named a ‘Rising Star’ in nanotechnology

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Cao Thang Dinh named a ‘Rising Star’ in nanotechnology

Posted on Dec 08, 2021


Canada’s largest nanotechnology institute, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, in celebrating emerging leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and has selected Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Cao Thang Dinh as one of its 2021 'Rising Star' award recipients.


Research collaboration with renowned German centre aims to improve efficiency of green hydrogen

Posted on Oct 19, 2021


A new grant will help establish a partnership between Queen’s Engineering and the renowned Jülich research centre in Germany. The collaboration will work to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of producing green hydrogen, one of the most promising resources needed to reach net-zero carbon emissions.


From Virtual Reality to competency-based learning, it’s innovation that inspires this Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs professor

Posted on Aug 23, 2021


Dr. Paul Hungler is designing adaptive VR/AR simulations that adapt to suit the expertise level of the participant. The Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs hopes that these systems will one day revolutionize engineering education.


Funding provides leading-edge technological resources to researchers

Posted on Aug 11, 2021


Dr. Cao Thang Dinh among one of the ten researchers at Queen’s University receive funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund.


Dr. Laurence Yang and Dr. James McLellan are among a multidisciplinary team working to reduce plastic waste.

Posted on Jul 22, 2021


Chemical Engineering Researchers Laurence Yang and James McLellan are among a multidisciplinary team working toward a new paradigm, where plastics will be made from recycled or biodegradable components.


Chemical Engineering student Gavin Stone to represent Canada at Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games

Posted on Jul 21, 2021


Gavin Stone, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student and former Queen’s University rower, has been in Japan since the beginning of the month and will compete soon in the men’s 4x rowing event at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.


CHEE's Kim McAuley inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Posted on Jun 24, 2021


Dr. Kim McAuley is one among four of Queen's Faculty that will be joining the 2021 inductees to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)


Queen’s Engineering presents a monthlong pre-commencement celebration for 2021 grads

Posted on May 20, 2021


In advance of this year’s commencement celebrations, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has put together a series of activities throughout the month to recognize its graduates and bring everyone together virtually: graduates, family, faculty, peers and alumni.


From biowaste to a better world, a Queen’s professor adds value to ecology

Posted on May 03, 2021


Queen’s Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Ehssan Koupaie is a leading researcher in biowaste treatment, finding energy-efficient ways to help preserve the planet.


Queen’s takes to Minecraft in a Canadian university first

Posted on Apr 23, 2021


Queen’s Engineering invited 100 prospective students to tour the campus, join a Q&A with the Dean and even hunt for eggs on a dedicated Minecraft server.


CHEE instructor shares successful remote teaching strategies

Posted on Apr 14, 2021


Hear more about how Dr. Wells facilitated student interaction in her course, CHEE 229.


Queen's Engineer finds a surefire career path at Procter and Gamble internship

Posted on Mar 31, 2021


Elaine Monteiro, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student, discusses her experience working full-time as a QUIP intern with Procter and Gamble.


From engineering to ‘system thinking,’ Marianna Kontopoulou minds both the details and the big picture

Posted on Mar 19, 2021


Dr. Marianna Kontopoulou discusses her evolution from “a high school student who didn’t know the difference between chemistry and chemical engineering” to Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.


Queen’s students form a chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers

Posted on Feb 11, 2021


Thea Rainford (Sc’20) and third-year Chemical Engineering student Geneviève Norris-Roozmon discuss the origin and development of the newest Engineering Society student group, a chapter of NSBE.


A different view of COVID-19

Posted on Nov 02, 2020


PhD student Mona Kanso develops new way of looking at novel coronavirus that could help uncover treatments