The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division (MSED) of the Chemical Institute of Canada is dedicated to promoting the interests of the Canadian polymer science and engineering communities and recognizes excellence in polymer research at all levels with annual faculty, graduate, and undergraduate awards. Given the current restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed in organizing in-person conferences, MSED is initiating a series of virtual seminars (MSED-VS) to keep up the spirit of the researchers in this community, facilitate showcasing recent results, and enable researchers to connect and exchange ideas from the comfort of their home and/or office.

MSED-VS will host talks in all areas of polymer science and engineering, ranging from polymer synthesis and characterization to their applications in various exciting areas of science and technology. If you are interested in presenting in MSED-VS, please contact the organizers.

How to join:

  • Once you have registered for the seminar series, you will receive a unique link to access the webinar. Please do not distribute this link.
  • Registration will be confirmed for all upcoming sessions within the series.
  • Follow @nazemi_ali, @LaventureLab, @SimonRondeau  on twitter for the most up to date information.

Upcoming Events & Speakers

Past events

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 3:00 PM (ET)
Plastics, Packaging and the Circular Economy: the Industry Perspective
  • John Avolio
    NOVA Chemicals
  • Anna Rajkovic
    NOVA Chemicals
  • Sally Lawrence
    NOVA Chemicals’
Friday, Apr 8, 2022, 1:30 PM (ET)
Green Monomers and Polymers for Green Energy
Mario Leclerc
  • Mario Leclerc
    Université Laval
Friday, Mar 18, 2022, 1:30 PM (ET)
The journey towards greener polymers and catalysts using earth abundant elements, carbon dioxide and renewable feedstocks
Fran Kerton
  • Francesca Kerton
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
Friday, Feb 18, 2022, 1:00 PM (ET)
Highly Efficient Reactions for Post-Polymerization Modification of Conjugated Polymer Backbones
Alex Adronov
  • Alex Adronov
    McMaster University

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About the hosts

Ali Nazemi
Assistant Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
PhD, University of Western Ontario (Elizabeth Gillies)
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol (Ian Manners)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University (Cathleen Crudden)
Twitter icon@nazemi_ali

Audrey Laventure
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada
PhD, Université de Montréal (Christian Pellerin)
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary (Gregory C. Welch)
Twitter icon @LaventureLab

Simon Rondeau-Gagné
Associate Professor, University of Windsor
PhD, Université Laval (J.-F. Morin)
FRQNT Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (Zhenan Bao)
Twitter icon @SimonRondeau