McGill University - Quebec, Canada

Title: The Enhancement of Cellulose Nano Crystal (CNC) Melt Dispersion in PLA and PP Nanocomposites

Symposium: Nanocomposites Materials & Processing

Biographical Sketch

Musa Kamal obtained the B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.  After graduation, he worked at American Cyanamid Company, becoming a Research Group Leader and Corporate Project Manager. He joined McGill University in 1967, where he is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering. He served for 10 years as Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and for 11 years as Director, Brace Research Institute.  Professor Kamal has trained around 150 graduate students and researchers.  He published over 270 publications and made over 200 technical presentations. He co-edited four books and obtained six United States patents.  His research has covered various aspects of the processing, simulation and characterization of polymeric systems. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Society of Plastics Engineers and Chemical Institute of Canada. He was selected Leader of The Year by the Society of Plastics Industry (SPI) Canada, and received their CANPLAST Award.  Also, he received the International Education Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and a lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Advanced Molding Technologies (SAMT) in China.   He was inducted into the Polymer Processing Hall of Fame in 2003.