Department News

Woodhouse, Raymond among Distinguished Service Award recipients

Posted on Aug 04, 2022


Kim Woodhouse and Don Raymond are among six Distinguished Service Awards recipients this year, recognized for the lasting impact they made throughout their time at Queen’s


Telema Harry is developing a next-generation control technology for navigation of High-Altitude Platform System

Posted on Jul 27, 2022


The project is sponsored by an industrial partner in partnership with Queen’s University which, by the time he graduates, will allow Harry to participate in its deployment and proprietorship. Until then, the specifics must be kept under wraps.


Brian Amsden re-appointed Head of Chemical Engineering Departmet

Posted on Jul 20, 2022


Dr. Brian Amsden is re-appointed Head of Chemical Engineering department at Queen's University. The appointment is effective July 1, 2022 for a 5-year term.


Paul Hungler and Garry Rasmussen Recognized for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching

Posted on Jul 13, 2022


Congratulations to Paul Hungler (Assistant Professor) and Garry Rasmussen (Adjunct Instructor) on their recent awards recognizing excellence demonstrated by educators at Queen’s.


Quality of life and knowledge conversion key goals for new Graduate Studies head

Posted on Jul 06, 2022


With a goal “to nurture graduate talent and push creativity forward,” Chemical Engineering professor Aris Docoslis has been appointed the new Associate Dean, Graduate Studies at Queen’s Engineering as of July 1, 2022.


Retirement Celebration

Posted on Jun 30, 2022


On Tuesday, June 14th, the Department celebrated in person (for the first time since March 2020!) the retirement of three faculty members, Juliana Ramsay, Tom Harris, and David Poirier.


NSERC Awards Chemical Engineering Faculty over $800K in New Funding

Posted on Jun 27, 2022


Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Faculty, Jeffrey Giacomin, Dominik Barz, Brian Amsden, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, and Cao Thang Ding who have been awarded a total of over $800,000 in new Research Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


Cao Thang Dinh Wins Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research

Posted on Jun 23, 2022


Three researchers have been awarded with the university’s highest internal research award, the Prize for Excellence in Research. Dr. Cao Thang Dinh is among them after demonstrating significant contributions to research in renewable energy.


PhD Student Demonstrates How Coronavirus Shape Alters Infection Ability

Posted on Jun 13, 2022


Queen’s Chemical Engineering PhD candidate Mona Kanso has had her paper titled “Coronavirus Pleomorphism” accepted for publication in the journal Physics of Fluids.


A Graphene Kidney to Treat Canadian Waters Contaminated with Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Posted on Jun 06, 2022


Two early-career researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Louise Meunier and Ehssan Koupaie, are working with Grafoid on a recently awarded NSERC Alliance, which will develop a Graphene Kidney to treat Canadian waters contaminated with polyfluoroalkyl substances.


PhD student awarded Best Student Paper

Posted on May 31, 2022


Congratulations to PhD student, Steacy Coombs, who was recently awarded Best Student Paper by the Society of Plastics Engineers – Applied Rheology Division.


Welcome to Dr. Kevin De France!

Posted on May 24, 2022


A warm welcome to Kevin De France, who is the newest Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.


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.