Masters candidate Elyse Johnston-Haynes (R) poses with People’s Choice Award-winning poster, PEM Electrolyzer: Evaluation of Electrode Systems for Deconvolution of Anode and Cathode Performance. Photo credit: Jim McLellan
For the second year running, chemical engineering students from Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada came together to present their work at the Queen’s Chemical Engineering Research Poster Day this past September. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows spoke on topics ranging from fuel cells to polymer reaction engineering. Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) career development leader Amy Reckling and CSChE director of student affairs, Sarah Creber, helped to distribute poster awards. Following the poster session, students and faculty celebrated at the annual Welcome Back barbecue. The 2016 poster session winners were: doctoral student Thomas Rooney for his poster on “Synthesis, Applications, and Radical Copolymerization Kinetics of Novel Degradable Macromonomers;” masters student Amanda Brissenden for her poster on “Modified Trimethylene Carbonate as a Thermosensitive Polymer Scaffold for Connective Tissue Regeneration” and undergraduate student Fairuz Hoque for his poster on “HL-60 Cell Response to PMMA Surfaces of Different Chemistry and Roughness with a Focus on Extracellular Traps.” People’s Choice Awards were presented to Srijit Nair, Elyse Johnston-Haynes and Saeed Yazdi. Winners received a certificate, a cash prize and a complimentary edition of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering.