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.
Hamidreza Akrami received the Best Poster Award from SPE Foams Conference, Indianapolis, USA, in September 2022
Congratulations to Abu Naser Shahin, Sai Wang and Solmaz Karamikamkar for their awards in 10th MIE Graduate Research Symposium
Congratulations to Sai Wang and co-authors on their new publication, which has been downloaded for 476 times and viewed for 815 times in the first 5 months.
Congratulations to Professor Park on Receiving the NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Multi-functional Graphene-based Polymer Nanocomposites and Foams
Professor Park received the Innovator Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), in September 2016
Congratulations to Pavani Cherukupally for the Bert Wasmund Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Research 2015/2016
Alireza Tabatabaei Naeini won Best Poster Award from the 2015 Polymer Processing Society Europe-Africa’s Conference, Graz, Austria
Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Professor Chul B. Park received the K. Y. Lo Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), 2013.
Professor Chul B. Park received The C.N. Downing Award of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME).
Congratulations to Dr. Jing Wang, Dr. Anson Wang, and Prof. Siu Ning Leung for the Top Cited Papers in 2012, recognized by AIChE.
Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (한림원) in November 2012.
Nan Chen won Best Paper Award, from the Thermoplastics and Foams Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference 2012.
Professor Chul B. Park received the Julian C. Smith Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).
Best Paper Award from the Thermoplastics and Foams Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference 2011.
Nan Chen won Best Paper Paper Award from SPE – FOAMS 2010, 8th International Conference on Foam Materials and Technology 2010.