Department News

Supporting the next generation of leading researchers

Posted on Dec 01, 2022


Eight Queen’s students and researchers have been recognized nationally with Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.


Sandra Smeltzer Receives 2022 Vanier Scholarship

Posted on Nov 28, 2022


Congratulations to PhD candidate, Sandra Smeltzer, who is 1 of 6 Queen’s students to receive a 2022 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.


It Takes Guts!

Posted on Nov 22, 2022


How we're solving the plastics problem with an unexpected ally.


Cao Thang Dinh Named “Highly Cited Researcher” for Second Year in a Row

Posted on Nov 18, 2022


Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Cao Thang Dinh for once again making Clarivates™ 2022 list of “Highly Cited Researchers.”


Queen's Engineering Research Networking Day 2022

Posted on Nov 09, 2022


The Queen’s Engineering Research Networking Day reunited faculty members and external organizations for the first time since the beginning of the COVID pandemic for a day of knowledge-sharing and networking.


CHEE Faculty and Students at the 2022 Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

Posted on Nov 04, 2022


This past week, the Chemical Institute for Canada (CIC) Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) held the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC) from October 23-26th in Vancouver, Canada, hosted by the University of British Columbia.


Rachel Baker, Sc’17, to commence inaugural Robins Family Professorship of Engineering Chemistry in 2023

Posted on Oct 31, 2022


Kingston native Rachel Baker, Sc’17, will begin her term next year as Robins Family Professor of Engineering Chemistry, a professorship endowed by DavosPharma founder and Kingston native Barry Robins, Sc’64.


Using Carbon Dioxide to Build a Green Future

Posted on Oct 17, 2022


Chemical engineering researcher Cao Thang Dinh is attempting to turn one of the world’s worst pollutants into sustainable fuels and chemicals...


Annual Chemical Engineering Poster Session

Posted on Sep 29, 2022


On September 23rd, graduate students from the Department of Chemical Engineering presented their research as part of the Annual Queen’s University and Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Chemical Engineering Poster Session.


Two engineering researchers among Queen’s contingent to receive $700k in research infrastructure funding

Posted on Sep 22, 2022


Kevin De France (Chemical Engineering) and Alexander Tait (Electrical and Computer Engineering) are among five Queen’s researchers to receive research infrastructure funding from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.


Harvard engineering dean to speak at Department of Chemical Engineering seminar series

Posted on Sep 15, 2022


Francis J. Doyle III, the dean at Harvard University’s faculty of engineering, will be on campus this Thursday, September 15 as a guest of the Department of Chemical Engineering for its David W. Bacon Distinguished Seminar Series.


PhD Students Coombs and Kanso Win Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarships

Posted on Sep 14, 2022


Congratulations to Steacy Coombs and Mona Kanso who were each awarded a Lew Erwin Extrusion Division Scholarship from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Foundation.


Taking Learning International with Mitacs - Meet Brianna Bradley

Posted on Sep 08, 2022


For many graduate students, the summer is a change of pace. For Brianna Bradley, a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, it was the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.


CO2L Tech Wins DDQIC Summer Pitch Grand Prize

Posted on Aug 30, 2022


Congratulations to the team at CO2L Tech for winning the Grand Prize of $30,000 in this year’s Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) Summer Pitch Competition. The CO2L Tech founders include Dr. Tu Nguyen, Dr. Anh Tran-Ly, and Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Cao Thang Dinh.


Steacy Coombs Wins CSChE Best Master’s Thesis Award

Posted on Aug 17, 2022


Congratulations to Steacy Coombs, a PhD student of Dr. Jeffrey Giacomin, who won the 2022 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Best Master’s Thesis Award.


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.