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If old good approaches fail - Innovate your own theory: Dr. Chaimongkol Saengow

Whether you are unfolding your non-slip mat before yoga class, packing your fragile items with bubble wrap, or touching your laptop keyboard, you likely encounter things made from polymers every day. Polymer, a word we hear about a lot, is found in almost every material used in our daily lives. Have you ever thought about how your swimsuit, pen, or plastic water bottle looked before becoming what they are now?

“In general, all plastic things once were a viscous fluid substance. Polymeric materials can be shaped depending on their intended purposes.  Polymer processing mainly consists of a series of operations when the polymer is heated to the molten state, and then this fluid is tailored using the model of the final object,” explained Dr. Chaimongkol Saengow.


IRTG: The Brain in Action

Since it was launched in 2013, the IRTG Brain in Action program has generated more than 50 publications. The program was designed for graduate students, Post-Doctoral fellows, and their supervisors to have the opportunity to collaborate on similar research interests and to provide the ability to learn new techniques from each other.

This year, the retreat featured a full-day workshop on motion capture technology, which was taught at Queen’s Human Mobility Research Centre at Hotel Dieu Hospital. That way, members of the IRTG also had a chance to visit Kingston and explore the Queen’s campus for one day.

The program also offers its graduate students internships in related industries, writing workshops to strengthen literary skills, internet-based seminars, and external speakers from other universities to broaden the knowledge of young scientists and professors alike. It went without saying that all those who attended the retreat were coming out of the week feeling relaxed, accomplished, and with new ideas in hand.


Join The Conversation

There is a new and exciting tool for you to promote your scholarship. Announced in the Gazette, Queen’s has signed on as a founding member of The Conversation Canada, a daily independent news and analysis online publication delivering expertise from the academic and research community directly to the public.

The Conversation platform offers explanatory journalism written by researchers – illuminating news with academic expertise and introducing new ideas. Launched in Australia in 2011, 30,000-plus academics from 2,065 institutions worldwide are registered as contributing authors. Canada is the 6th national affiliate of the global network.


Call for Presenters - Post-Doc Research Showcase

To celebrate Post-Doc Appreciation week, the Office of Post-Doctoral Training will host a Research Showcase Reception at the University Club on September 20, 2017 (from 5:00 – 7:00 pm).

We are inviting post-doctoral fellows to share their research with the Queen's community at this event with presentations in the fun and engaging PechaKucha 20x20 style.

If you are interested in participating, please send a short abstract (250 words) by August 4 to Please address the following questions: What is the objective of your research? What are your findings? Why does your research matter? What is the relevance of your research beyond your discipline (e.g. interdisciplinary relevance, relevance beyond the academy, etc.). Please make sure to write your abstract for a non-specialist audience.

We look forward to reading your submissions!



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