Soft materials include polymers, liquids, colloidal suspensions, gels, many biological materials, and more. They are used in various industry sectors including oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutics, food (e.g. mayonnaise) and consumer products (e.g. toothpaste, laundry detergent).
From nanomaterials to scale-up processing and manufacturing, the courses in this emphasis cover both the fundamentals of creating such soft materials and optimizing them in a wide range of applications.
Students who complete this emphasis will have it noted on their transcript. Students may double-count a maximum of one (0.5 FCE) course towards any ChE emphasis, or towards any other emphasis in the Faculty.
MEng students must successfully complete any four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the following list:
|Course code||Course name|
|CHE562H1||Applied Polymer Chemistry|
|CHE1310H||Chemical Properties of Polymers|
|JTC1134H||Applied Surface and Interface Science|
|JTC1135H||Applied Surface and Interface Analysis|
|MIE1705H||Thermoplastics Polymer Processing|
|MIE1706H||Manufacturing of Cellular and Microcellular Polymers|
|MIE1707H||Structure Property Relationships of Thermoplastic and Composite Foams|
|MIE1740H||Smart Materials and Structures|
|MSE1032H||Polymers and Composites Engineering|