Dr. Shiping Zhu
Shiping Zhu
Distinguished University Professor
Canada Research Chair in Macromolecular Reaction Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7, Canada
Driving directions and map

Office: JHE A415
Voice: +1 (905) 525 9140 extension 24962
email: zhuship@mcmaster.ca

Polymer reaction engineering and materials, polymer synthesis and characterization, smart polymers, polymer biomaterials, polymer microelectronics, surface modification and interfacial engineering, polymerization modeling, industrial data analysis and process trouble shooting.
  • B.Eng. Zhejiang University (1982)
  • Ph.D. McMaster University (1991)
  • Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Chemical Institute of Canada, Engineering Institute of Canada

Zhu research group website

Areas of research, and current projects

  • Catalytic polymerization of olefins, high temperature CSTR
  • Reaction engineering of controlled radical polymerization
  • Polymerization modeling, process optimization and scale-up
  • Industrial big data, mining and analysis, diagnostic and trouble-shooting
  • Interfacial engineering of biomaterials and polymer microelectronics
  • Smart polymers, gas-responsive polymers, stress-sensitive color-changing polymers, shape-memory polymers
  • Ionic liquid, poly (IL), metal-organic frameworks (MOF), polymer composites
  • High internal phase emulsion (HIPE) and ultra-sensitive foams
  • Polymer platform for COX, NOX, SOX purification