Innovative Ways of Teaching Polymerization Reaction Engineering


  • João B.P. Soares University of Waterloo
  • Alexander Penlidis University of Waterloo
  • Archie E. Hamielec McMaster University


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Author Biographies

João B.P. Soares, University of Waterloo

João B. P. Soares received his BEng (1983) from Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, his MSc (1985) from State University of Campinas, Brazil, and his PhD (1994) from McMaster University, all in chemical engineering. His main research interests are in the fields of metallocene and Ziegler-Natta polymerization.

Alexander Penlidis, University of Waterloo

Alexander Penlidis received his Dipl. Eng. (1980) from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and his PhD (1986) from McMaster University, both in chemical engineering. His interests lie in the areas of polymer reactor modeling, design, optimization, and computer control.

Archie E. Hamielec, McMaster University

Archie E. Hamielec joined the chemical engineering department at McMaster University in 1963, took early retirement in 1993, and is currently a Professor Emeritus. He is actively engaged in consulting for the polymer manufacturing industry.