Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor - Department of Chemical Engineering
James McGill Professor - Department of Chemical Engineering
Wong Building, Rm 4170 [Map
3610 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada
PhD University of California at Berkeley
BEng City University of New York
Professor Rey has been a faculty member at McGill University since 1988 and is now James McGill Professor of Chemical Engineering and executive member of the McGill Advanced Materials Institute. He was the 2006 Olaf A. Hougen Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a member of the McGill Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine, the McGill Center for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, the NSF-Engineering Research Center for Advanced Fibers and Films at Clemson University, and the Director of the McGill Materials Modeling Group. Professor Rey's research interests include computational material science of structural and functional materials, thermodynamics and interfacial science of soft matter, biological materials, biological polymer processing, and liquid crystal physics.
Available PhD Projects (2011/2012)
1. Computational optics of biological chiral materials (devices, metamaterials).
2. Computational modeling of energy harvesting material systems (artificial photosynthesis, membrane flexoelectricity).
3. Computational material science of electro-optical devices based of liquid crystal nano-composites.
4. Computational soft matter acoustics for mechanical characterization and novel processing methods.
5. Computational thermodynamics and rheology of compressible solutions.
6. Computational mass transfer modeling in cubic liquid crystal phases for pharmaceutical applications.
7. Computational chemistry of lignin-based polymer precursors for carbon fibers.
8. Computational rheology and processing of lignin-based polymers and oligomers.
9. Modeling of soft matter bio-inspired fiber coating flows.
10. Modeling of photobioreactors for algal biofuels.