Prof. Chul B. Park named University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Microcellular Engineered Plastics

     Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory (MPML) is the premier research laboratory for innovative plastic foaming technology in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The key research areas include the processing of plastic foams and composites through novel injection molding techniques and extrusion processing, involving both physical and chemical blowing agents.

     In an increasingly competitive materials development environment, plastics are becoming one of the most consumed materials in the world. Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory (MPML) provides global university-based leadership in the emerging field of plastic foaming technology and focuses on the key areas of research and development, education and training. We actively seek partnerships with both the public and private sectors to ensure that our research programs not only excel in scientific discovery, but also have significant commercial viability to accelerate technology transfer. We conduct research and train tomorrow’s innovators.

 


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Professor Chul B. Park received the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME / SME, 2012.

Professor Chul B. Park received the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) / The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2012 ...
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Nan Chen won Best Paper Award, from the Thermoplastics and Foams Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference 2012.

Best Paper Award, from the Thermoplastics and Foams Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference 2012. C355 Chen, N. and Park, C.B., "Strategies for Achieving High Expansion Foams of Crosslinked Ethylene-vinyl Acetate (EVA) Using a Chemical Blowing Agent", Society of Plastics Engineers, Annual Technical Conference, Technical Papers, Paper # PENG-12-60293, Orlando, ...
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Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) ...
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Professor Chul B. Park received the Julian C. Smith Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

Professor Chul B. Park received the Julian C. Smith Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) ...
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Best Paper Award from the Thermoplastics and Foams Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference 2011.

Best Paper Award from the Thermoplastics and Foams Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference 2011. C339 Zhu, W., Nofar, M., Zhai, W., Park, C.B., and Randall, J. “The Effect of Chain Branching on the Crystallinity Behavior of Polylactide with the Presence of Dissolved CO2”, Society of Plastics Engineers, Annual Technical ...
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Nan Chen won Best Paper Paper Award from SPE – FOAMS 2010, 8th International Conference on Foam Materials and Technology 2010.

Nan Chen won Best Paper Paper Award from SPE - FOAMS 2010, 8th International Conference on Foam Materials and Technology 2010. C314 Chen, N. and Park, C.B., "The Effects of Crosslinking on Elastomer Foaming," Society of Plastics Engineers - FOAMS 2010, 8th International Conference on Foam Materials and Technology, Seattle, Washington, USA, September 30- October ...
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