Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Faculty

Shahzad Barghi

Shahzad Barghi

Associate Professor, Graduate Chair, and MEng Program Director

Research Interests / Specializations: Multiphase reactors, Biomass gasification, Titania and carbon nan-otube production, Fixed bed reactors, Reactive Drying, Wastewater treatment, Membrane bioreactor, Air pollution, Odor abatement, Process development and design
TEB 447
519-661-2111 ext. 81275
sbarghi2@uwo.ca
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Amarjeet Bassi

Amarjeet Bassi

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Bioenergy, Biofuels, Microalgae, Bioseparations, biosensors, bacteriorhodopsin, liquid solid circulating fluidized beds
TEB 467
519-661-2111 ext. 88324
abassi@uwo.ca
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Franco Berruti

Franco Berruti

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Gas-solid fluidized beds; chemical reactor engineering; heavy oil upgrading; cracking and coking reactions; thermal cracking of biomass and solid wastes; bio-oil; hydrodynamic modeling; gas-liquid feed jets
CMLP 2331
519-661-2111 ext. 88771
fberruti@uwo.ca
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Cedric Briens

Cedric Briens

Professor, NSERC/Syncrude/ExxonMobil Industrial Research Chair in Fluid Coking Technologies

Research Interests / Specializations: Fluidization and particulate operations
CMLP 2333
519-661-2111 ext. 88865
cbriens@uwo.ca
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Lauren Briens

Lauren Briens

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Downstream pharmaceutical particulate manufacturing operations; the research emphasis is on sensor development for improved monitoring and investigation of operation parameters on particulate characteristics including flowability
TEB 449
519-661-2111 ext. 88849
lbriens@uwo.ca
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Paul Charpentier

Paul Charpentier

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Developing new “green nanotechnologies” for environmentally-friendly and alternative energy applications
CMLP 3333
519-661-2111 ext. 83466
pcharpentier@eng.uwo.ca
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Hugo de Lasa

Hugo de Lasa

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Catalysis, photocatalysis, chemical reactors, fluidization
CMLP 3331
519-661-2111 ext. 82144
hdelasa@eng.uwo.ca
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Lauren Flynn

Lauren Flynn

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, adipose-derived stem cells
CMLP 1337
519-661-2111 ext. 87226
lauren.flynn@uwo.ca
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Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Biomaterials Synthesis

Research Interests / Specializations: Biomaterials; nanomaterials; polymers; oligomers; dendrimers; organic synthesis; polymer synthesis; therapeutics; imaging; contrast agents; self-assembly; supramolecular chemistry
TEB 437
519-661-2111 ext. 81400
egillie@uwo.ca
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Jose Herrera

Jose Herrera

Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate)

Research Interests / Specializations: Bridge the gaps between materials science, surface science, heterogeneous catalysis and environmental engineering; and to understand the interactions between heterogeneous and homogeneous reactions and surface phenomena
TEB 463
519-661-2111 ext. 81262
jherrera@eng.uwo.ca
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Andrew  Hrymak

Andrew Hrymak

Professor and Dean

Research Interests / Specializations: Problems with complex rheology, multiple phases and multiple length scales
SEB 2008
519-661-2111 ext. 88298
ahrymak@uwo.ca
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Dimitre Karamanev

Dimitre Karamanev

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Biochemical Engineering and Fluid Flow
TEB 445
519-661-2111 ext. 88230
dkaraman@uwo.ca
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Argyrios  Margaritis

Argyrios Margaritis

Adjunct Research Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering, Bio-Environmental Engineering, Biofuels (ethanol, butanol and hydrogen gas), Biopolymers, Bioprocess Design, Controlled Release of Pharmaceuticals from Nanoparticles, Fermentation, Fluidized Bioreactors, Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Biopharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals
TEB 377
519-661-2111 ext. 82146
amarg@uwo.ca
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Kibret Mequanint

Kibret Mequanint

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Tissue engineering; 3D scaffold fabrication; cell-material interaction and signaling; polyurethanes; bioreactor; extracellular matrix proteins, mass transfer
TEB 439
519-661-2111 ext. 88573
kmequani@uwo.ca
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George Nakhla

George Nakhla

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, biological nutrient removal, leachate treatment, treatment process modeling, treatment process optimization, hazardous wastes biotreatment, in-situ bioremediation, activated carbon adsorption
SEB 3037
519-661-2111 ext. 85470
gnakhla@eng.uwo.ca
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Dominic Pjontek

Dominic Pjontek

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Gas-liquid-solid fluidized beds, bitumen and bio-oil upgrading, particle agglomeration in fluidized beds, hydroprocessing, and reactor engineering
CMLP 2337
519-661-2111 ext. 82143
dpjontek@uwo.ca
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Anand Prakash

Anand Prakash

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Multiphase particulate systems; three-phase slurry bubble column reactors, ultrasonic techniques, sulfur removal, ammonia removal
TEB 441
519-661-2111 ext. 88528
aprakas2@uwo.ca
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Ajay Ray

Ajay Ray

Professor and Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Reaction Engineering, Photocatalysis, Simulated Moving Bed Systems, Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Multi-objective Optimization, Process Systems and Engineering, Integrated Reactor-Separator, Chemical Process Development
CMLP 1308 (faculty) and TEB 469 (chair)
519-661-2111 ext. 84364 (faculty) and ext. 81279 (chair)
aray6@uwo.ca
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Mita Ray

Mita Ray

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Gas-solid Separation, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Particle Technology, Environmental Modeling
TEB 443
519-661-2111 ext. 81273
mray@eng.uwo.ca
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Lars Rehmann

Lars Rehmann

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Biochemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Green Process Engineering, Bioenergy, Biofuels, Lignocellulose Processing, Biopolymers, Bioreactor Design, In-situ Product Recovery, Environmental Engineering
TEB 459
519-661-2111 ext. 89008
rehmann@eng.uwo.ca
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Amin Rizkalla

Amin Rizkalla

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Biomaterials, synthesis, bioactive glass-ceramic, dental, crystallization, cement, nano-composite, sol-gel, mechanical, physical, chemical, coating, scaffold
TEB435
519-661-2111 ext. 82212
arizkalla@eng.uwo.ca
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Sohrab Rohani

Sohrab Rohani

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Crystallization includes detailed experimental study of the kinetics of nucleation, growth, agglomeration, and breakage in batch and continuous systems
TEB 457
519-661-2111 ext. 84116
srohani@uwo.ca
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Wankei Wan

Wankei Wan

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: biomaterials, medical devices, hydrogels, biocellulose, cardiovascular devices, wound dressing, controlled release, nanomaterial. nanocomposite, degradable polymer
TEB 433
519-661-2111 ext. 88440
wkwan@uwo.ca
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Chunbao (Charles) Xu

Chunbao (Charles) Xu

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Hydro-thermal liquefaction/pyrolysis/combustion/gasification of agricultural/forestry residues and municipal/industrial wastes for bio-energy and bio-fuels; production of high-value bio-based chemicals and materials from sugars/starch/cellulose/lignin/lignocellulosic biomass; catalysis and catalysts development; recovery of organics or heavy metals from industrial waste water or soil remediation.
CMLP 2335
519-661-2111 ext. 86414
cxu6@uwo.ca
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Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Design, processing, surface modification, and characterization of nanocomposites for the applications in bioengineering, tissue regeneration, and sustainable energy
TEB 465
519-661-2111 ext. 88322
jzhang@eng.uwo.ca
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Jingxu (Jesse) Zhu

Jingxu (Jesse) Zhu

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Particle Technology and its Applications in the Chemical/Biochemical, Materials, and Pharmaceutical Industry

Research Interests / Specializations: Fluidization, powder technology, ultrafine powders, reactor design, powder coating, pharmaceutical tablet coating, pulmonary drug delivery, biological processes, wastewater treatment
TEB453
519-661-2111 ext. 83807
jzhu@uwo.ca
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