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.

This seminar series is hosted monthly on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM ET. 

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

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021, 1:30 PM (ET)
From mechanism to materials in photocontrolled polymer networks
Julia Kalow
  • Julia Kalow
    Northwestern University
Friday, Jan 21, 2022, 1:00 PM (ET)
New Frontiers in Biodegradable and Bioderived Polymers: Controlled ring opening polymerization with indium catalysts to form functionalized biodegradable materials
Parisa Mehrkhodavandi
  • Parisa Mehrkhodavandi
    University of British Columbia

Past events

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021, 1:30 PM (ET)
Putting Boron into Polymers: Applications in Catalysis and as Supramolecular Materials
  • Frieder Jäkle
    Rutgers University Newark
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021, 1:30 PM (ET)
High temperature organic semiconductors and electronics
Jianguo Mei
  • Jianguo Mei
    Purdue University
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021, 1:30 PM (ET)
MSED – April 28, 2021
Chantal Paquette and Arthur Hendsbee
  • Chantal Paquet
    National Research Council Canada
  • Arthur Hendsbee
    Brilliant Matters

Paquet: “Chemistries and printing approaches for 3D smart objects

Hendsbee: “Organic Photovoltaics for Indoor Light Harvesting

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021, 1:30 PM (ET)
MSED Seminar: March 31, 2021
MSED March 31 Speakers
  • Jean-Francois Morin
    Université Laval
  • Xiaoyu Li
    Beijing Institute of Technology

Morin:Synthesis and Properties of New Conjugated Polymers based on Vat Dyes for Organic Electronics

Li: Tailored Supramolecular Polymerization of Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers

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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