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Associate Professor

École Polytechnique

Tel.: 514-340-4711 ext. 2326

Fax: 514-340-4159


Prof. Tavares holds both a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, having specialized his studies in surface modification, plasma processing and particle dispersion. As an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at PM, he is currently head of the PhotoSEL (photochemical surface engineering laboratory). His current research interests focus on the low-cost modification of surfaces through PICVD. He also has strong background in industrial research and development, having worked in the private sector as a product development scientist for a local environmental engineering firm.

Actual research interests

  • Bridging the gap between small scale nanofabrication and large scale nanomanufacturing
  • Gas phase treatment methods (PICVD, chemical reactions, plasma)
  • Valorization of domestic and industrial waste streams
  • Health and safety aspects of nanomaterials
  • Identification of low-cost nanoparticle sources
  • Nanoparticle stabilization, to prevent and reverse agglomeration
  • Photochemical surface engineering and functionalization
  • Biocompatibility of materials destined for implantation


Nanoparticles, functionnalization, surfaces, PICVD, nanocomposites


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