Last update: January 2023
|Student||Topic of Study|
|Laurent M. Matuana, Ph.D.||(Fonds FCAR Scholarship holder)
Wood-Fiber/PVC Composites and their Microcellular Foams, Sept. 1993 – May 1997
Now Professor at Michigan Tech University, Michigan, USA.
|Amir H. Behravesh, Ph.D.||(Iranian Government Scholarship holder) Extrusion Processing of Low-Density, Microcellular Foams, Sept. 1993 – Jan. 1998
Now Professor at Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran.
|Gene Zak, Ph.D.||(NSERC PGS-B and OGS Scholarship holder) Rapid Layered Rapid Layered Manufacturing of Short-Fibre-Reinforced Parts, Jan. 1995 – Dec. 1998
Now Associate Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.
|Minhee Lee+, Ph.D.||Extrusion of Polymers and Polymer Blends in the Presence of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Sept. 1995 – Dec. 1999
Now Vice President at LG Chemicals Inc., Korea.
|Hani Naguib, Ph.D.||(OGS Scholarship holder) Extrusion Processing for Extrusion Processing for Manufacture of Low-Density, Fine-Celled PP Foams, Sept. 1997 – Aug. 2001
Now Professor and Canada Research Chair at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
|Xiang Xu, Ph.D.||(OGSST Scholarship and Connaught Scholarship holder)
Design of an Injection Molding System for Manufacture of Microcellular Plastics , Sept. 1998 – Sept. 2002
Now Engineer at GE Energy, Canada.
|Remon Pop-Iliev, Ph.D.||(NSERC PGS-B and PGS Scholarship holder)
Processing Integral-Skin Polyolefin Foams in Single-Charge Rotational Foam Molding , Jan. 1999 – Dec. 2002
Now Associate Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada.
|Ghaus Rizvi, Ph.D.||(OGS and OGSST Scholarship holder)
Development of Extrusion Processing Technology for Manufacture of Fine-Celled Plastic/Wood-Fiber Composite Foams , Jan. 1999 – Nov. 2002
Now Associate Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada.
|Donglai Xu, Ph.D.||The Role of Die Shape for Promoting Large Volume Expansion Ratios of the Extruded Foams , May 2000 – Nov. 2004
Now Manager at Dupont China.
|Patrick Lee, Ph.D.||(Ontario Government/Dupont Canada Scholarship holder)
Extrusion Processing of Low-Bulk Density, Microcellular, Open-Cell Thermoplastic Foams, Sept. 2001 – Nov. 2006
Now Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, Canada.
|Gangjian Guo, Ph.D.||(OGS and University of Toronto Top-Up Award holder, )
Development of Fine-Celled Bio-Fiber Composite Foams Using Physical Blowing Agents and Nano-Particles, Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2006
Now Assistant Professor at Bradley University, USA.
|Guangming Li, Ph.D.||(OGSST/Frank Howard Guest Graduate Bursary holder)
Thermodynamic Investigation of the Solubility of Physical Blowing Agents in Polymer Melts, Sept. 2002 – Mar. 2007 Now Engineer at Dow Chemical, USA.
|Chunmin Wang, Ph.D.||(Wallberg Fellowship and OGSSR/Dupont Scholarship holder/NSERC Post-doctoral Fellowship)
Fabrication of Microcellular Ceramics , Sept. 2002 – June 2007
Now Research Scientist at Sabic China.
|Zhenjin Zhu, Ph.D.||(OGSST/Frank Howard Guest Graduate Bursary holder)
Modeling of Cell Growth During Extrusion Foaming, Jan. 2002 – June 2007 Engineer at Husky Energy, Calgary, Canada.
|Qingping Guo, Ph.D.||(Wallberg Fellowship and OGSSR/Dupont Scholarship holder/NSERC Post-doctoral Fellowship)
Visualization of Polymer Foaming Using a Batch Foaming Simulation System, Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2007
Now Engineer at EHC Global.
|Hyuck Sang Park+, Ph.D.||Measurement of the Surface Tension of Polymer/Gas Solutions, Jan. 2003 – Sept. 2007
Now Engineer at Ener 1 Inc.
|Mohamed Serry Ahmed, Ph.D.||Design and Manufacturing of Novel Microcellular Acoustical Foams, Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2007
Now Assistant Professor at The American University of Cairo, Egypt.
|Ming Fang, Ph.D.||Rapid Manufacturing of a Metallic Product, Jan. 2003 – Feb. 2008
Now Engineer at GoldWind Sci. & Technology
|Kevin Y.H. Lee, Ph.D.||Microcellular Foaming of Nanocomposites, Sept. 2004 – April 2008
Now General Manager at Samsung Total Chemical.
|Ryan Seong-Gi Kim, Ph.D.||Foaming of TPV and TPO, Jan. 2004 – May 2008
Now Global R&D Director at Momentive.
|Yao Gai Gary Li, Ph.D.||Development of a Novel Apparatus for the PVT Visualization and Measurement of Polymer/Gas Solutions , Sept. 2003 – Sept. 2008
Now Business Owner in China.
|John W.S. Lee, Ph.D.||(OGSST/Dupont Scholarship holder)
Foaming in Structural Injection Molding using Pressure Profile, Sept. 2004 – Mar. 2009
Now a Research Engineer at LS Cable
|Jingjing Zhang+, Ph.D.||Foaming Behavior of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Blends, Jan. 2006 – Mar. 2009
Now Associate Professor at Guangdong University of Technology, China.
|Qing Feng Wu+, Ph.D.||Batch Foaming of PP with PDMS, Jan. 2006 – Mar. 2009
Now Accounting Officer and Researcher of Chinese Government Funding Agency.
|Jing Wang, Ph.D.||Rheology of Foaming Polymers and its Influence on Microcellular Processing, Mucell Injection Molding, Sept. 2004 – June 2009
Now the ADC Manager Asia/Pacific of EMS-CHEMIE (Suzhou) Ltd. in China.
|Sunny Leung, Ph.D.||(W. A. Miller/Ph.D. Graduate Student Scholarship holder)
Mechanisms of Cell Nucleation, Growth and Coarsening in Plastic Foaming: Theory, Simulation, and Experiment, Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2009
Now Assistant Professor at York University, Toronto, Canada.
|Richard Eung Kee Lee, Ph.D.||Novel Manufacturing Processes for Polymer Bead Foams, Cost-Effective EPP Technology, Sept. 2005 – Feb. 2010.
Now President of Doctor Foam, Toronto, Canada.
|Mingyi Wang+, Ph.D.||Extrusion Foaming of PP with PDMS, 2007-2010.
Now Associate Professor at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, China.
|Ying Zhang+, Ph.D.||Property Characterization of PP and TPO Blends, Polyolefin Formulations for Improved Foaming: Effects of Molecular Structure and Material Properties, Sept. 2007 – Dec. 2012
Now Postdoctoral Fellow at RMC, Canada.
|Nan Chen, Ph.D.||Modeling of Cross-Linked PE Foaming in Injection Molding, Sept. 2005 – Dec. 2011
Now R&D Engineer at Solvay, Canada
|Anson Wang, Ph.D.||Visualization of Polymer Foaming Using a Batch Foaming Simulation System, Sept. 2006 – April 2012
Now Research Scientist at Dow Chemical Company, USA.
|Peter Jung, Ph.D.||Development of Innovative Gas-Assisted Foam Injection Molding Technology, Open-Cell Foaming in Injection Molding, Sept. 2007 – April 2013
Now Research Scientist at Lubrizol, USA.
|Mohammad Monirul Hasan, Ph.D.||A Systematic Study of Solubility of Physical Blowing Agents and Their Blends in Polymers and Their Nanocomposites, Jan. 2007 – June 2013
Now Product & Process Development Technologist at Industrial Thermo Polymers, Toronto, Canada
|Hui Wang+, Ph.D.||Extrusion Foaming and Bead Foaming of PEEK, Jan. 2009 – Aug. 2013 (CSC Scholarship – visiting)|
|Yanting Guo+, Ph.D.||Bead Foaming of EPP, Jan. 2009 – Aug. 2013 (CSC Scholarship – visiting)|
|Mohammad reza Nofar, Ph.D.||Foaming of Nanocomposites, Expanded PLA Bead Foaming: Analysis of Crystallization Kinetics and Development of a Novel Technology, May 2009 – Aug. 2013
Now Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
|Sajjad Saeidlou+, Ph.D.||Crystallization Kinetics, Structure And Applications of PLA Stereocomplexes, 2010-2014|
|Shahrzad Ghaffari Mosanenzadeh, Ph.D.||Biobased Sound Insulation Foams, Sept. 2009 – April 2014|
|Raymond K.M. Chu, Ph.D.||Foaming of Soft Thermoplastic Elastomers, Open-Cell Foaming with Injection Molding, Jan. 2008 – May 2014
Now Research Scientist at Sabic, The Netherlands
|Nemat Hossieny, Ph.D.||Development of Expanded Thermoplastic Polyurethane Bead Foams and Their Sintering Mechanism, May 2010 – Sept. 2014
Now Research Scientist at NatureWorks, USA.
|Davoud Jahani, Ph.D.||Injection Molded Thermoplastic Foams for Sound Insulation, Sep. 2009 – Nov. 2014
Now Assistant Professor at University of Bonab, Iran
|Ali Rizvi, Ph.D.||(NSERC Scholarship holder)
Functional Polymer Foams from In-situ Fibrillated Polymer Blends, April 2012 – Jan. 2015
|Anna Zhao+, Ph.D.||Foaming of Natural Fiber Composites, Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2015 (CSC Scholarship – visiting)|
|Weidan Ding, Ph.D.||Natural Fiber Composite Foams, Jan. 2010 – Jan. 2016
Now Research Scientist, Dart, USA
|Lun Howe Mark||(OGS Scholarship holder)
Foam Injection Molding of PP Nanocomposites with Nanofibrils, Sept. 2010-present
|Vahid Shaayegan, Ph.D.||Investigation of Cell Nucleation and Growth in Foam Injection Molding through Visualization, May 2011 – July 2016
Now Principal Engineer, Cooper Standard, USA
|Mehdi Saniei, Ph.D.||Super-Insulation Nanocellular Foams, Sept. 2011 – Sept. 2017
Now Director of R&D and Intellectual Property, MuCell Extrusion, USA
|Hassan Mahmood, Ph.D.||Solubility of Polymer-Gas Systems, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2016
Now R&D Engineer, Honeywell, USA
|Alireza Tabatabaei, Ph.D.||In-situ Visualization and Quantification of Polymer Crystallization under Complex Flows during Foam Extrusion Processing, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2017
Now R&D Engineer, Woodbridge Foam, Waterloo, Canada
|Kaveh Sarikhani+, Ph.D.||Effect of Silica Nanoparticles on Interfacial Tension and Crystallization Behavior of Poly (Lactic Acid) Under the Influence of Compressed Carbon Dioxide, Sept. 2011- Mar. 2016|
|Sai Wang, Ph.D.||(Chinese Government Scholarship holder)
Foaming Effects on Conductivity Percolation Threshold in Conductive Polymer Composites, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2020
Now Assistant Professor, ShenZhen Polytechnic, Guangdong, China
|Piyapong Buahom, Ph.D.||Theoretical Modeling and Optimization of Thermal Transport in Thermal Insulation Foams, May 2014 – Nov. 2022|
|Kier von Konigslow+, Ph.D.||An Off-Lattice Derivation and Thermodynamic Consistency Considerations for the Sanchez-Lacombe Equation of State, Sept. 2013 – Oct. 2017|
|Sabapathy Sankarpandi+, Ph.D.||Studies on CO2-induced Crystallization and Foaming Behavior of Poly(lactic Acid)/Clay Nanocomposites , Sept. 2013-Sept. 2018|
|Yasamin Kazemi, Ph.D.||Conductive Polymer Composite Foam, Jan. 2014 – Sept. 2018
Now Senior Application Development Scientist, Polymers and Composites, Universal Matter, Canada
|Sasan Rezaei, Ph.D.||Development of Novel Hybrid Silica Aerogels with a Reticulated Structure Using New Generation of Macromolecular Precursors, Jan. 2014 – Sept. 2018
Now Senior Chemist, Cooper Standard, Canada
|Pavani Cherukupally, Ph.D.||Electrocoagulation and Polymer Adsorbent Filtration System for Oil Sands Tailings Treatment, May 2014 – Oct. 2018
Now Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, USA
|Mohammed Alshrah, Ph.D.||Development of Lightweight Organic Aerogels for Thermal Insulation Applications, May 2014 – June 2018
Now Senior Scientist, TE Connectivity, USA
|S. Mahdi Hamidinejad, Ph.D.||Conductive Polymer Composites with Highly Filled Compound for Bipolar Plate Applications, Sept. 2015 -Jan 2019
Now Research Associate, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
|Junghyub Lee, Ph.D.||Foaming of High Service Temperature Sulphone Engineering Plastics, Jan. 2015 – Oct. 2022|
|Chongxiang Zhao, Ph.D.||Manufacture and Characterization of Micro-/Nano-fibrillated Composites and Their Applications, Jan. 2015 – May 2021|
|Solmaz Karamikamkar, Ph.D.||Hybrid Carbon-modified Polymer-based Silica Aerogels with Low Thermal Conductivity and Improved Mechanical Properties, Jan. 2016 – Jan. 2020
Now Polymer Scientist, Husky Technologies
|Eunse Chang, Ph.D.||Towards the Next Generation of Lightweight Polypropylene Composites with Well-balanced Mechanical Properties, Jan. 2016 – Nov. 2021|
|Shahriar Ghaffari Mosanenzadeh+, Ph.D.||Multifunctional Super Thermally Insulating Polyimide Aerogels with Tailored Nanostructure Assembly and Enhanced Properties, May 2016 – May 2020|
|Chongda Vince Wang, Ph.D.||Bubble Dynamics in High-Pressure Foam Injection Molding: A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation, Sept. 2016 – Jan. 2022|
|Mayesha Binte Mahmud||(William Dunbar Memorial Scholarship holder) Nano-Fibril Nylon Nanocomposites, Sept. 2016 – present|
|Mehdi Ataei+, Ph.D.||Multi-Physics Simulation of Foaming Phenomena, Jan. 2017 – June 2021
Now Engineer, Autodesk
|Azadeh Zandieh||(Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship) Investigating Thermal and Electrical Properties of Polymeric BNNT Nanocomposites, Feb. 2017 – present|
|Hamidreza Akrami||Nanofibril Technology for ABS and PC Blends, Sept. 2017 – present|
|Andrew Anstey, Ph.D.||Nanofibril Technology on biomedical application. Sept. 2018 – Oct. 2022|
|Maryam Fashandi||(Barbara and Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship holder) Spinning of Aerogel based on Spinodal Decomposition, Sept. 2018 – present|
|Sandra Romeo-Diez||Visualization of Crystallization, Sept. 2018 – present|
|Mohammad Amin Jamshidi+||Conductive Polymer Composites, Sept. 2018 – present|
|Seyedshahabaldin Shahab Amirabadi||(William Dunbar Memorial Scholarship and Pierre Rivard Hydrogenics Graduate Fellowship holder) Development of not-burnable Thermoplastic Foams with Nanofibril Technology, Jan 2019 – present|
|Li Ma||Foaming Ability of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF), May 2019 – present|
|Mahdi Zeidi||Theoretical Modeling of Nanofibril Technology, May 2019 – present|
|Zeineb Ben Rejeb||Flexible and Hydrophobic Ambient-DriedThiol-Based Bridged-Silica Aerogels, Sept. 2019 – present|
|Aniss Zaoui||Toughening of Ceramics with Nanofibril Rubber, Sept. 2019 – present|
|Abdullah Faysal||Multilayered Conductive Polymer Composites with High EMI Shielding Effectiveness and Low Conductive Percolation Threshold, Jan. 2020 – present|
|Omid Aghababaei Tafreshi||Multifunctional Aerogel Fibers/Films with Tailored Nanostructure Assembly and Enhanced Mechanical Performance as Super Thermal Insulation Layer in Functional Wearables, Jan. 2020 – present|
|Ali Reza Monfared||Nanofibril Technology for Toughening and Foaming-ability Enhancement of Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymers, Jan. 2020 – present|
|Sara Mohseni Taromsari||Development of Multifunctional Nanostructures for Sensing Applications, Jan. 2020 – present|
|Meysam Salari||Multi-Scale Studies on EMI Shielding and Mechanical Properties of Graphene-Based Polymer Composites, Jan. 2020 – present|
|Behrang Mohajer||Optimization of Polymeric Filaments in Spunbonding and Melt-Blowing Processes Using Dual Simulations: Volumetric and Molecular, May 2020 – present|
|Saadman Sakib Rahman||Crosslinking of Nanofibril MA-TPEE in PMMA, Sept. 2020 – present|
|Mahmoud Embabi||Multi-film with Nanofibrils and Visualization, Sept. 2020 – present|
|Mohamad Kheradmand||Toughening of PE with Nanofibril Rubber, Jan. 2021- present|
|Amirmehdi Salehi||AA-TPEE and Silane Crosslinking of POE or toughening PP, Jan. 2021- present|
|Mehran Ashourisanjani||Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Micro/nano-structured Graphene-based Polymer Nanocomposites, Jan. 2021- present|
|Reza Rahmati||High-Performance MXene-based Polymer Nanocomposites and Foams for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Applications, Jan. 2021- present|
|Mohammad Mahdi Rastegardoost||Development of High-triboelectric Fluoropolymers and Copolymers, Jan. 2021- present|
|Amirjalal Jalali||Biocomposites and 3D Printing Foams, May 2021- present|
|Anthony Tuccitto||Reinforced PLA, May 2021- present|
|Hosseinali Omranpourshhreza||Aerogel Fiber Processing, Jan. 2022 – present|