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Milad Kamkar, PhD

Chemical Engineering
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
E6 3010, 200 University AVE. W., Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1

Selected Awards and Honours

2023 Polymer Processing Early Career Award

2022 Polymer Processing Society Young Researcher Award

2019 and 2018 Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award

2019 Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship

2019 Ursula & Herbert Zandmer Graduate Scholarship

2019 Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship

2018 NOVA Chemicals Graduate Scholarship


Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo, Department of Chemical Engineering.

Topic Editor, ACS Sustainable Resource Management


CHE 641 Fundamentals of Polymer Processing Operations

CHE 100 Chemical Engineering Concepts 1


2020, Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

2019, Visiting Scholar, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, US

2016, Master of Applied Science, Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

2014, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Publications and Citations

Publication list is available here.


Dr. Milad Kamkar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Prior to this position, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia and Bioproducts Institute, a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and a PhD student at the University of Calgary. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in polymer engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. During his Ph.D, Prof. Kamkar has made significant contributions to the understanding of the nano- and micro-structural features of polymeric systems (nanocomposites, blends, solutions, and hydrogels) via advanced linear and nonlinear rheological techniques. More importantly, in 2022, he introduced a new technique for processing all-liquid soft materials, coined “Liquid Streaming”. Currently, he is the Director of Multi-scale Materials Design Center, and his team is working on the synthesis, characterization, and additive manufacturing of soft functional materials. His research is application-driven and is currently developing electromagnetic shields, wearable sensors, and wastewater treatment systems with 3D printed soft materials and aerogels. His research has received funding from NSERC as well as industry.