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Michel Dumoulin

National Research Council of Canada

Ajay Dalai

University of Saskatchewan
R. S Jane Award Winner

Dr. Michel M. Dumoulin is the Vice-President for the NRC’s Engineering Division.

He earned a BSc and MSc in chemistry at Université de Montréal, followed by a PhD in chemical engineering at École Polytechnique in Montreal, specializing in polymer rheology and processing.

He has extensive experience in the polymer materials industry, as a research scientist with DuPont Canada Research Centre in Kingston (Ontario, Canada), with Imperial Chemicals Industry in Brussels, Belgium, and as R&D Director of ADS Composites in Quebec City.

He was with NRC’s Industrial Materials Institute for over 25 years, as a research scientist, research group leader and finally as Director, Advanced Materials Design, leading R&D activities in advanced polymers, composites, metals and ceramics as well as nanomaterials. Dr. Dumoulin went on to be named Executive Director for the Industrial Biomaterials Flagship Program, and then Director General of the NRC’s Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre, where he led major initiatives into advanced manufacturing, lightweighting of vehicles through composites and aluminium technology, electrification of transportation and intelligent transportation systems.

He has co-authored over 130 scientific publications and 5 patents. He has played key roles in creating several multi-partner R&D initiatives in advanced materials and manufacturing, providing NRC’s leading edge technology to numerous clients and partners.

Dr. Dumoulin has been involved in numerous professional activities and particularly at the executive level in the Canadian Society of Rheology and Society of Plastics Engineers. He has chaired or played instrumental roles in several leading conferences and symposia such as the International Congress of Rheology and the Polymer Processing Society’s International Meeting. He is a member of the Board of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.

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Ajay Dalai is the Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Chemical Processing and a leading international expert on renewable energy, heavy oil and gas processing, and catalytic reaction engineering. His innovative research has resulted in numerous international publications and many patents for processes and catalysts he has developed, which have had significant impact on the Canadian petroleum and bioenergy industry. Professor Dalai is a Fulbright Fellow, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, and more recently the 2014 CIC Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice winner.

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Award lectures

The CIC and CSChE give awards to recognize professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences and chemical engineering. Learn about the award lectures to be held at CCEC 2020:

Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award

Nathalie Tufenkji, MCIC
McGill University



Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award
Dwight Seferos, 
University of Toronto


Award in Design and Industrial Practice
Xiaotao Bi, MCIC
The University of British Columbia



CSChE Innovation Award
Gisele Azimi, MCIC
University of Toronto



D. G. Fisher Award
Bhushan Gopaluni, MCIC
The University of British Columbia



Process Safety Management Award
Srikanth Mangalam, MCIC
Public Risk Management (PRISM) Institute



Award for Best Graduate Student Paper Published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Mohamed M. Khattab
Ryerson University


The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award
Gisele Azimi, MCIC
University of Toronto