Dr. Robert H. Pelton
Robert Pelton
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Technologies
Department of Chemical Engineering
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7, Canada
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Office: JHE 136B
Voice: +1 (905) 525 9140 extension 27045
email: peltonrh@mcmaster.ca

polymer colloids, water soluble polymers, interfacial engineering, flocculation, and latex's
  • B.Sc. U. of Guelph Chemistry (1970)
  • M.Sc. U. of Guelph Chemistry (1971)
  • Ph.D. Colloid Chemistry, Bristol University (1976)

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Current Positions and Awards

  • Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Canada Research Chair - Interfacial Technologies
  • Founding Director of McMaster Centre for Pulp and Paper Research.
  • Associate Faculty Member of Chemistry Department
  • Winner, Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize for the best papermaking paper
  • at Tappi Paper Summit, 2002.
  • Winner, Synergy Award 1996, for best collaborations with industry (Dorset)
  • TAPPI Fellow
  • Leader, SENTINEL The Canadian Network for the development and use of Bioactive paper
  • Fellow The Royal Society of Canada
  • Winner LeSueur Memorial Award March 2012
  • Winner CIC Macromolecular Science & Engineering Award 2009
  • Winner Journal of Colloid & Interface Science Top Cited article 2010-2011
  • Member McMaster University Board of Governors
  • Member Review Committee of the Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Society
  • Member Editorial Advisory Board for Lanmuir, Cellulose, J. Wood Science
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board - Wallenberg Wood Science Centre
  • Winner 2013 TAPPI, Van Den Akker Medal
  • Winner 2010 Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award, McMaster University
  • Winner Derek Page Award for the best paper in Journal Pulp & Paper Science 2005


Employment History

  • 1990-present Professor, McMaster University
  • 1987-1990 Associate Professor, McMaster University
  • 1984-1987 Research Scientist Union Carbide, Tarrytown N.Y.
  • 1978-1984 Research Scientist, PAPRICAN, Montreal
  • 1977-1978 NSERC Industrial Post-doctoral Fellow, PAPRICAN
  • 1972-1974 Research Scientist, Uniroyal, Guelph