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Andrews, Mark
Barrett, Christopher
Blum, Amy
Butler, Ian
Eisenberg, Adi
Friščić, Tomislav
Gray, Derek
Kakkar, Ashok
Kambhampati, Pat
Lennox, Bruce
Marchessault, Robert
Mauzeroll, Janine
Moores, Audrey
Perepichka, Dima
Reven, Linda
Ronis, David
Sleiman, Hanadi
van de Ven, Theo
Whitehead, M.A (Tony)
Theo G.M. van de Ven
Theo G.M. van de Ven

Paprican/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in "Colloid and Papermaking Chemistry"; Director, Pulp and Research Centre

Guest Fellowship, Royal Society (London), 1987
Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, 1991-1999
American Chemical Society Award in Colloid or Surface Chemistry, 1996
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1998
Van Arkel Professor, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 2001
Guest professorship, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, 2004
Office: Pulp & Paper 111
Phone: (514)398-6177
Email: Theo.Vandeven@McGill.CA
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Lab: Pulp & Paper 005
Lab Phone: (514)398-2872

Research Themes:

Research Description:
Fundamentals of colloid and interface science and their relations to papermaking chemistry. Examples are: hydrodynamic and colloidal interactions in dispersions and emulsions, optical properties of suspensions, adsorption of polymers and polyelectrolytes on colloidal particles and pulp fibres, particle deposition and removal from solid surfaces, fines and filler retention in papermaking, wetting of solids by liquids, and stability of foams. Of special interest are nanotubes made of alternating copolymers and nanorods made from such nanotubes. Further interests are in biological systems with applications to biotechnology. Examples are cell adhesion and coagulation, liposome suspensions and the flow of blood. Presently we are involved in setting up a research network on Bioactive Paper, in which paper-pathogen interactions will be studied.

Currently Teaching:
CHEM-585 Colloid Chemistry
CHEM-673 Polymers in Solutions
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