Congratulation to Parisa Ghariniyat and Prof. Sunny Leung for the publication of their recent work entitled, “Development of Thermally Conductive Thermoplastic Polyurethane Composite Foams via CO2 Foaming-Assisted Filler Networking” to be published in Composites Part B: Engineering. This work reports the uses of foaming-induced filler alignment and post-foaming elastic recovery to fabricate compliant thermally conductive thermoplastic elastomer composite foams, […]
Congratulation to Maryam Fashandi and Prof. Sunny Leung for the publication of their recent work entitled, “Sodium Acetate Trihydrate-Chitin Nanowhisker Nanocomposites with Enhanced Phase Change Performance for Thermal Energy Storage” has been published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. This work reports the uses of bio-derived chitin nanowhisker to effectively suppress the super-cooling of sodium acetate trihydrate (SAT). […]
Congratulation to Jamie Lee, Dr. Yanting Guo, Dr. Richard Lee, and Prof. Sunny Leung for the publication of their recent work entitled, “Fabrication of Electroactive Poly(vinylidene fluoride) through Non-isothermal Crystallization and Supercritical CO2 Processing” to be published in RSC Advances. This work reports the development of a novel processing strategy using a combination of non-isothermal crystallization and […]
Congratulation to Mohammadmehdi Aghelinejad and Ji Eun (Jamie) Lee of winning the Best Presenter Awards among Ph.D. students and Master students, respectively, on the Graduate Seminar Day in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is also an exceptional achievement for Mohammadmehdi as he has won this award for consecutive years. Their findings in developing novel strategies to enhance the thermoelectric and piezoelectric properties of polymer-based […]
A recent journal article published by Prof. Leung’s group has been featured on the cover page of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science in January 2017 (Volume 134, Issue 28). This SEM micrograph on the journal’s cover page depicts the localization and partial alignment of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) along the cell walls within a HDPE/MWCNT nanocomposite foam. […]
Yichun Zhang, currently a 3rd year student in the College of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University in China, will join M3 Lab as a Mitacs Summer Research Internship student. The scope of his research will focus on the development of multifunctional polymer material system for energy harvesting applications.
Congratulation to Mohammadmehdi Aghelinjad, a Ph.D. candidate, of winning the Carswell Scholarship for 2017. The award is in recognition of him demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and his promise as a research leader. The Carswell Scholarship program was established in 2016 through a generous donation by Dr. Allan Carswell, an emeritus faculty member in the Faculty of Science, […]
Congratulation to Maryam Fashandi of winning the Excellence Award for Graduate Research as a Master’s student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her thesis research focuses on the fabrication and characterization of 100% bio-based phase change material microcapsules for thermal energy storage and thermal management applications.
A journal paper recently submitted by Ph.D. candidate, Mohammadmehdi Aghelinejad, and Prof. Leung has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Applied Polymer Science (JAPS). This paper reports a novel but industrial viable material processing technique that can promote the thermoelectric performance of MWCNT/polymer nanocomposites by 600 times. JAPS is the largest peer-reviewed publication […]
Pardis Ghahramani, who is currently co-supervised by Prof. Leung in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Prof. ElDyasti in the Department of Civil Engineering, will present in the 52nd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research. Her work focuses on the design and fabrication of open porous polymer beads or structures for biological treatment process […]