Department seminar: Design of Morphologies Using Blends and Nanocomposites February 18th 12-1pm

Professor Nicole Demarquette

École de technologie supérieure

Design of Morphologies Using Blends and Nanocomposites

Date: Tuesday February 18th 12-1pm

Location: LAS 3033

Lunch bites will be provided.


Polymer blends and polymer based nanocomposites are present in many applications due to the interesting properties that these materials present. The challenge in the design of those materials relies on a proper control of their microstructure, which, in turn controls their engineering properties. In this lecture, fundamentals of how to control the morphology of these multiphase materials, as well as, some applications in the fields of energy and separation membranes will be discussed.


Nicole Raymonde Demarquette received her B.Eng. from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, as well as, a Diplome d’Études Approfondies in Chemical Engineering from the same institute. Then, she received a M.Sc and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She also obtained a Livre-docencia in Materials Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil where she was a Professor between 1996 and 2012. In 2012, she returned to Canada and joined École de Technologie Supérieure in Montréal. There, she holds a chair on the development of polymer blends and nanocomposites based on thermoplastics, is the director of the rheology laboratory, and is responsible for projects of more than 1 million dollars. She is also a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the development of new materials based on blends, rheology and electrospinning. She is the author or coauthor of more than 130 publications, several review papers and book chapters and was the adaptor and translator of a Materials Engineering book from English to French.