From high-performance computing stations to large-scale bioreactors, Toronto Metropolitan University’s laboratories and facilities give you the opportunity to perform sophisticated research and experimental investigation.
Principal Investigator: Dae Kun Hwang
St. Michael’s Hospital
Our research group develops novel microfabrication methods based on microfludics, photolithography, and free-radical polymerization to generate functional polymeric materials for various applications such as sensing, cancer spheroid culture, cancer detection, anticounterfeiting, and energy storage. We investigate and manipulate flow in confined channels at small scales to obtain optimum processing control and to engineer material functionality and property.
We also perform modeling and simulation to better understand and investigate fundamental issues arising from our research. We are particularly interested in creating microparticles, membranes, and functional surfaces. Our ultimate goal is to develop a robust and low-cost tool to design and produce functional polymeric materials that meet current and future demands.
Principal Investigator: Philip Chan
In this lab, research is ongoing in the mathematical modeling and computer simulation of complex fluids and advanced materials such as liquid crystals and polymers. The lab is equipped with personal computers serving as terminals for access to high-speed workstations and state-of-the-art advanced research computing systems for high-performance computation and data storage.
Principal Investigator: ChungHyuk Lee
At FEEL, we study fluids and electrochemical engineering, with clean energy applications such as fuel cells and electrolyzers. Our research focuses on (1) understanding mechanisms of performance and durability losses in these systems using experimental diagnostics coupled with computational tools and (2) designing and creating materials for next generation fuel cells and electrolyzers.
Principal Investigators: Simant Upreti and Ali Lohi
This laboratory provides high-speed computing and testing facilities to develop Artificial Intelligence-based strategies for the modeling, simulation, optimization and optimal control of chemical processes with a focus on sustainable process design, process integration, scale-up, and process enhancements.
Principal Investigator: Hadis Zarrin
In NLEET, you will work on nano-engineered research projects for clean energy storage systems and environmental remediation technologies. Synthesis and characterization facilities include a Gamry potensiostat to measure the electrochemical properties of batteries, capacitors and fuel cells; a gravity oven equipped with customized casting plates to fabricate nanocomposite membranes; an ultrasonicator to either disperse nanoparticles in liquids or break up bulky materials to nanosized structures; and essential synthesis equipment and chemicals to produce smart multifunctional nanostructures, microporous materials and polymer nanocomposites.
Principal Investigator: Ramdhane Dhib
This research laboratory primarily focuses on the production of polymer materials. The research activity consists of conducting experimental and theoretical investigations of polymerization systems mainly in dispersed media, developing related process models and process control techniques schemes. The lab is equipped with a modern stirred tank reactor setup, which allows comprehensive investigation of polymerisation kinetics. The laboratory research has focused on the production of structured polymers using ATRP techniques, a variant of Living Radical Polymerization (LRP), in pilot-plant emulsion reactor, as well as focusing on mathematical process modeling and linear/nonlinear model predictive control (L/NMPC) of polymerization reactors, and of bioreactors for biodegradable polymers.
Principal Investigator: Nariman Yousefi
In this lab, we develop advanced multifunctional materials for addressing some of the most pressing global challenges such as water quality, sustainable energy, and accessible healthcare. Our goal is to achieve the best performance by self-assembling nanomaterials at macroscale, microscale, and nanoscale to obtain rationally designed, smart, and multifunctional structures. In doing so, we get inspiration by nature which has perfected the art of self-assembly through millions of years of evolution. Our research is at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and biological sciences.
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