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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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Congratulations to Professor Park on Receiving the NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Multi-functional Graphene-based Polymer Nanocomposites and Foams

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the University of Toronto have established Professor Park as the Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Multi-Functional Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites and Foams in September 2017 ...
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Professor Park became a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), 2016

Professor Park became a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) in 2016. The NAEK Award was instituted to recognize world-leaders whose their achievements inspire others in academia and industry to strive for excellence and contributions to the development of engineering and technology ...
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Professor Park received the Innovator Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), in September 2016

Prof. Park received the Innovator Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), in September 2016. This honorable award recognizes outstanding individuals and companies who have contributed to the advancement of the Canadian plastics industry ...
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Alireza Tabatabaei received the Best Poster Award from Foams Conference, Seattle, September 2016

Congratulations to Alireza Tabatabaei on the 1st Place for his Poster Presentation at the 14th International Conference on Advances in Foam Materials & Technology (Foams Conference), September 14-15, 2016, Seattle, Washington USA ...
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Congratulations to Pavani Cherukupally for the Bert Wasmund Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Research 2015/2016

Congratulations to Pavani Cherukupally for the Bert Wasmund Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Research (2015/2016). This fellowship is awarded on the basis of academic merit to MIE doctoral-stream students for conducting research in the recovery and utilization of energy from renewable resources such as solar and wind, systems for the efficient use of thermal and electrical energy, and energy storage ...
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Congratulations to Zamil Andalib and Palaniappan Arumugam on their graduation

Congratulations to K M Zamil Andalib and Palaniappan Arumugam, on their graduation for Master of Applied Science (MASc) program in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto ...
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Congratulations to Dr. Amir Ameli for his appointment to Washington State University, Tri-Cities

Congratulations to Dr. Amir Ameli for his appointment to Washington State University, Tri-Cities ...
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Alireza Tabatabaei Naeini won Best Poster Award from the 2015 Polymer Processing Society Europe-Africa’s Conference, Graz, Austria

Congratulations to Alireza Tabatabaei Naeini for the Best Poster Award in the 2015 Polymer Processing Society Europe-Africa’s Conference in Graz, Austria ...
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Prof. Chul B. Park named University of Toronto Distinguished Professor

Image source: UofT Engineering News Professor Chul B. Park has been named a University of Toronto Distinguished Professor, an honour that recognizes outstanding career achievements and promise. Read more ...
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Congratulations to Dr. Siu Ning Leung for his appointment to York University

Congratulations to Dr. Siu Ning Leung for his appointment to York University ...
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Congratulations to Dr. Patrick C. Lee for his appointment to the University of Vermont

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick C. Lee for his appointment to the University of Vermont ...
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Mehdi Saniei won Honourable Mention in the AUTO21 TestDRIVE Competition 2014

Congratulations to Mehdi Saniei for Honourable Mention in the AUTO21 TestDRIVE Competitionon December 2, 2014.   AUTO21's TestDRIVE is a leading competition in addressing the demands of global competition on automotive sector in Canada. Supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence program, AUTO21 supports research projects in six key areas: ...
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Congratulations to Dr. Takhashi Kuboki for his appointment to Western University

Congratulations to Dr. Takhashi Kuboki for his appointment to Western University ...
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Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ...
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Professor Chul B. Park received the K. Y. Lo Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), 2013.

Professor Chul B. Park received the K. Y. Lo Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), 2013 ...
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Professor Chul B. Park received The C.N. Downing Award of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME).

Professor Chul B. Park received The C.N. Downing Award of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) ...
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Congratulations to Dr. Jing Wang, Dr. Anson Wang, and Prof. Siu Ning Leung for the Top Cited Papers in 2012, recognized by AIChE.

Congratulations to Dr. Jing Wang (J192), Dr. Anson Wong (J169 and J191) and Prof. Siu Ning Leung (J190). They have been recently recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for creating some of the top cited papers in 2011 and 2012 ...
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Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (한림원) in November 2012.

Professor Chul B. Park inducted to be a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (한림원) in November 2012 ...
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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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