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Call for Abstracts closes: June 2, 2020

Technical Tracks

Track Sessions:

Biomedical Engineering

Keywords: Biomedical sensors, biomedical devices, biomaterials, tissue engineering, computational biomedical engineering


Keywords: biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, bioreactor engineering, biorefinery, bioremediation, cell culture, extraction, fermentation, media-development, media optimization, purification, single-cell protein


Keywords: recombinant technology, biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, drug discovery, gene therapy, metabolic engineering, metabolic modelling, recombinant technology, strain development, viruses, virus-like particles

Food Science and Engineering

Keywords: food processing, food safety, food storage, energy efficiency, green processing, fermentation, innovative products, nutraceuticals

Recycle and Value-adding Process

Keywords: waste recovery, waste reduction, waste to energy, waste to materials, up-cycling, process integration

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Functional Materials and Nanotechnology

Organizer: Benoit Lessard, University of Ottawa

Invited speaker:  Jianping Lu, National Research Council

Keywords: nanomaterials, nanoparticles, nanofabrication technologies, nanocomposite materials, thin films, self-assembly, functionalized surfaces, novel applications

Advanced Polymers and Composite Materials

Organizer: Benoit Lessard, University of Ottawa

Invited Speakers:
Didier Gigmes, Université Marseille France
Dwight Seferos, University of Toronto – CIC Macromolecular Sci & Eng Award
Jianping Lu, NRC
Yuning Li, University of Waterloo
Simon Rondeau-Gagne, Windsor University
Kelly Meek, NREL – University of Ottawa
Steven Holdcroft, Simon Fraser University

Keywords: biodegradable plastics, biopolymers, natural polymers, polymer composites and nanocomposites, hybrid materials, polymer blends, novel polymers, polymer characterization and testing, polymer reactor design, polymerization, polymer thermodynamics, polymer crystallization, polymer transport properties, polymer processing, depolymerization, polymer recycling

Lignin, cellulose and other natural products

Organizer: Benoit Lessard, University of Ottawa

Keywords to come

Printable and Organic Electronics

Organizer: Benoit Lessard, University of Ottawa

Invited Speakers:
Thomas Anthopoulos, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Harald Ade, North Carolina State University, USA
Salima Alem, National Research Council
Ta-Ya Chu, National Research Council
George Xiao, National Research Council
Ye Tao, National Research Council
Ghassan Jabbour, University of Ottawa
Chantal Paquet, National Research Council
Anastasia Elias, University of Alberta

Keywords to come

Polymer Reaction Engineering

Benoit Lessard, University of Ottawa
Marc Dubé, University of Ottawa
Michael Cunningham, Queen’s University

Invited Speakers:
Michael Cunningham, Queen’s University
Alex Penlidis, University of Waterloo
Robin Hutchinson, Queen’s University
Kim B. McAuley, Queen’s University
Joao Soares, University of Alberta


Organizer: Clémence Fauteux-Lefebvre, University of Ottawa

Keywords: catalyst synthesis, catalyst characterization, novel catalysts, computational catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, reaction mechanisms, novel reactors, process intensification, structured reactors, microreactors, multiphase reactors

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics

Organizer: Benoit Lessard, University of Ottawa

Invited speaker: Frank Zhang, National Research Council

Keywords: fluid dynamics, mixing, flow control, multiphase microflow, transport phenomena in porous media, microreactors, lab-on-a-chip, cell sorting, cell capture, microparticles and nanoparticles

Sorbents and Separation Systems

Organizer: Hadan Tezel, University of Ottawa

Keywords: adsorbents, adsorption, chromatography, crystallization, membrane materials, membrane separation, transport in porous media, pore network modelling, leaching, extraction, modelling and simulation

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Process Intensification
Keywords: innovative process technologies, energy-efficient processes, process integration, miniaturization, modularization, hybrid processes, transport phenomena, modelling and simulation

Process Simulation and Optimization
Keywords: simulation software, optimization algorithms, optimal design strategies, model development, data science, data analytics, planning and scheduling

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Keywords to come.

Design of Sustainable Process
Keywords to come.

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Water Resources, Water Quality, and Wastewater Treatment

Keywords: micro-pollutants, persistent pollutants, pollutant transport and fate, process water treatment and recycling, municipal water treatment and quality, innovative water and wastewater treatment processes

Environmental Engineering
Keywords to come.

Energy Storage and Conversion

Keywords: electrochemical energy storage, batteries, hydrogen production, fuel cells, thermal energy storage, new technologies for energy storage, energy harvesting, energy conversion technologies, conversion efficiency

Oil and Gas

Keywords: oil, bitumen, coal, shale oil shale gas, gas hydrates, natural gas

Renewable Energy

Keywords: biofuels, biomass, solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, thermochemical conversion, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, mixed fuels, unconventional applications of renewable energy, innovative devices

Track Description to come!

Track Description to come!