Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Canada (1998)
M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada (1993)
H.B.Sc. in Chemistry, York University, Canada (1991)
Dr. Paul Charpentier is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Western University. He is a member of International Composites Research Centre (ICRC). Dr. Charpentier is also a Professor in the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) and the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at Western University.
Dr. Charpentier's main area of research is developing new “green nanotechnologies” for environmentally-friendly and alternative energy applications. His group enjoys working with industry on problems which lead to developing new areas in basic science and applying them to real world applications. Research is being carried out in several key areas to develop novel nanomaterials and nanomedicines synthesized using green enabling solvents such as supercritical carbon dioxide and ionic liquids for emerging applications. These novel materials formed using techniques in polymer synthesis, self-assembly and particle design have applications in many areas including solar devices, self-cleaning coatings, catalytic and biomedical applications.
For more information, please see his Research Group Website.