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Jason Robert Tavares
B.Eng., Ph.D. (McGill)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

The Photochemical Surface Engineering Laboratory (PhotoSEL) conducts research in the following fields:

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

 

Our platform technology presented by Univalor:

http://www.univalor.ca/en/technology/novel-low-cost-method-surface-functionalization

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1800 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • 2000 MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • 2002 Materials processing/fabrication
  • 2004 Polymers and coatings
  • 2006 Biomaterials
  • 2007 Composites
  • 3402 Surface and interfacial chemistry

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Nasri Lari, H., Chaouki, J. & Tavares, J.R. (2017). De-agglomeration of nanoparticles in a jet impactor-assisted fluidized bed. Powder Technology, 316, 455-461. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2017.02.042
Journal article
Berard, A., Patience, G.S., Chouinard, G. & Tavares, J.R. (2017). Erratum: Photo Initiated Chemical Vapour Deposition To Increase Polymer Hydrophobicity. Scientific Reports, 7, 1 page. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1038/srep39422
Journal article
Hosseininasab, S., Faucheux, N., Soucy, G. & Tavares, J.R. (2017). Full range of wettability through surface modification of single-wall carbon nanotubes by photo-initiated chemical vapour deposition. Chemical Engineering Journal, 325, 101-113. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2017.05.034
Journal article
Farhanian, D., De Crescenzo, G. & Tavares, J.R. (2017). Kinetics, Chemistry, and Morphology of Syngas Photoinitiated Chemical Vapor Deposition. Langmuir, 33(8), 1780-1791. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04151

Biography

Associate Professor (2011-...)

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Polytechnique Montréal
  • Publications :
    • Farand P., Tavares J.R., (in press, 2017), A Concept Inventory for Knowledge Base Evaluation and Continuous Curriculum Improvement, Education for Chemical Engineers (special issue - Quid Novi, Quo Vadis?)
    • Nasri H., Farhanian D., Boffito D.C., Patience G.S., De Crescenzo G., Chaouki J., Tavares J.R. (2017), Shedding Light on Iron Pentacarbonyl Photochemistry Through A CVD Case Study, Catalysis Communications 100, 19-23
    • Hosseininasab S., Faucheux N., Soucy G., Tavares J.R. (2017), Full Range of Wettability through Surface Modification of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Syngas Photo-Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Engineering Journal 325, 101-113
    • Nasri Lari H., Chaouki J., Tavares J.R. (2017), De-Agglomeration of Nanoparticles in a Jet-Impactor Assisted Fluidized Bed, Powder Technology (special issue – Fluidization XV), 10.1016/j.powtec.2017.02.042
    • Farhanian D., De Crescenzo G., Tavares J.R. (2017), Kinetics, Chemistry and Morphology of Syngas Photo-Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition, Langmuir, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04151
    • Bérard A., Patience G.S., Chouinard G., Tavares J.R. (2016), Photo Initiated Chemical Vapour Deposition To Increase Polymer Hydrophobicity, Nature Scientific Reports 6, 31574
    • Javanbakht T., Bérard A., Tavares J.R. (2016), Polyethylene Glycol and Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogels Treated with Photo-Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition, Canadian Journal of Chemistry 94, 744-750
    • Tavares J.R., Boffito D.C., Patience P.A., Patience G.S. (2016), How do you write and present research well? 15- Prepare to say less than you prepare, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 94, 1834-1837
    • Labonté V., Marion A., Virgilio N., Tavares J.R (2016), Gas-Phase Surface Engineering of Polystyrene Beads Used to Challenge Automated Particles Inspection Systems, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55, 7362-7372 
    • Bruel C., Chiron F.X., Tavares J.R., Patience G.S. (2016), Gas Heat Capacity, Enthalpy and Entropy, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 78, 249-253
    • Javanbakht T., Raphael W., Tavares J.R. (2016), Physicochemical Properties of Nanocrystalline Cellulose Treated by Photo-Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (PICVD), Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 94(6), 1135-1139
    • Kasparek E., Tavares J.R., Wertheimer M., Girard-Lauriault P.L. (2016), Sulfur-rich Organic Films deposited by Plasma- and Vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) Photo-polymerization, Plasma Processes and Polymers 13, 888-899
    • Javanbakht T., Laurent S., Stanicki D., Raphael W., Tavares J.R. (2015), Charge Effect of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles on their Surface Functionalization by Photo-Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 17(12), 462 
    • Harvey V.C., Farand P., Legros R., Tavares J.R. (2015) On The Average Perception of Perceived Averages, Education for Chemical Engineers 12, 12-19
    • Farhanian D., Dorval Dion C.A., Raphael W., De Crescenzo G., Tavares J.R. (2014), Combined Extraction and Functionalization of Low-Cost Nanoparticles from Municipal Solid Waste Fly Ash through PICVD, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2, 2242-2251
    • Dorval Dion C.A., Raphael W., Tong E., Tavares J.R. (2014), Photo-initiated chemical vapor deposition of thin films using syngas for the functionalization of surfaces at room temperature and near-atmospheric pressure, Surface and Coatings Technology, 244, 96-108
    • Dorval Dion C.A., Tavares J.R. (2013), Photo-initiated chemical vapor deposition as a scalable particle functionalization technology (a practical review), Powder Technology, 239, 484-491
    • Reyjal M., Tavares J.R., Virgilio N., Fradette L. (2013), Is the Maxwell-Garnett continuum model valid to predict the thermal conductivity of particle-stabilized (Pickering) emulsions?, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, 13, 4962-4966
    • Dorval-Dion C.A., Tavares J.R. (Polytechnique Montréal) (2013) Methods for the photo-initiated chemical vapor deposition (PICVD) of coatings and coatings produced by the methods, Patent Application

Industrial postdoc (2010-2011)

  • Product Development Scientist
  • PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
  • Publications:
    • Tavares J., Rao L., Derboghossian C., Carabin P., Kaldas A., Chevalier P., Holcroft G. (2011), Large-Scale Plasma Waste Gasification, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39, 11, 2908-2909 (special issue - Images in Plasma Science)
    • Tavares J., Carabin P. (PyroGenesis Canada Inc.) Method to maximize energy recovery in waste-to-energy processes, US Provisional Patent Application PCT/CA2012/000233

Ph.D. (2006-2010)

  • Chemical Engineering
  • McGill University
  • Under Prof. Sylvain Coulombe
  • Publications :
    • Tavares J., Coulombe S. (2011), Dual plasma synthesis and characterization of a stable copper-ethylene glycol nanofluid, Powder Technology 210, 132–142
    • Tavares J., Coulombe S., Meunier J.-L. (2009), Synthesis of cubic-structured monocrystalline titanium nitride nanoparticles by means of a dual plasma process, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42, 102001
    • Tavares J., Shahryari A., Harvey J., Coulombe S., Omanovic S. (2009) Corrosion behaviour and fibrinogen adsorptive interaction of SS316L surfaces covered with ethylene glycol plasma polymer-coated Ti nanoparticles, Surface and Coatings Technology, 203, 2278-2287
    • Vandsburger L., Swanson E.J., Tavares J., Coulombe S, Meunier J.-L. (2009), Stabilized aqueous dispersion of multi-walled carbon nanotubes obtained by RF glow discharge treatment, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11, 7, 1817-1822
    • Tavares J., Swanson E.J., Coulombe S. (2008) Plasma synthesis of coated metal nanoparticles with surface properties tailored for dispersion, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 5, 759-769
    • Swanson E.J., Tavares J., Coulombe S. (2008) Improved dual-plasma process for the synthesis of coated or functionalized metal nanoparticles, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 36, 4, 886-887 (special issue - Images in Plasma Science) 

Bachelor's (2002-2005)

  • Chemical Engineering
  • McGill University

 

Teaching

Courses

  • GCH4125 Conception et synthèse des procédés (process design)
  • GCH4160 Projet de conception et analyse d'impact (design project)
  • GCH6908 Séminaires (graduate seminars)
  • GCH8729 Déchets solides et énergie résiduelle (waste and energy management)

Supervision at Polytechnique

IN PROGRESS

  • Post-doctoral fellowship (1)

    • Khandal, Dhriti. A rheological index for CNC dispersion.
  • Ph.D. (5)

    • Brassard, David. Welding of composite materials.
    • Hosseininasab, Ehsan. Biocompatibility of functionalized carbon nanotubes.
    • Nasri Lari, Hamed. Controllable Break up of Agglomeration: Towards stable nanoparticles.
    • Sabri, Faezeh. To Use Particles with Reactive Complementary Surface Chemistries as a New Appraoch to Destabilize Highly Viscous Solid-Stabilized Emulsion Systems.
    • Torres Castillo, Cristina Sofia. Nano-additives for elastomers.

COMPLETED

  • Ph.D. Thesis (1)

    • Farhanian, D. (2017). Controlled Functionalization of Surfaces Through Syngas Photo-Initiated Chemical Vapor Depostion (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2706/
  • Master's Thesis (5)

    • Zakeri, B. (2017). Tailoring the Surface Charge of Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) Using a Polycation (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2690/
    • Bérard, A. (2016). Modification de la surface des filets d'exclusion utilisés dans la production biologique de pommes dans l'est du Canada (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2108/
    • Labonté, V. (2016). Déposition d'un revêtement organique par voie photochimique sur des particules employées dans le contrôle qualité des médicaments injectables (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2105/
    • Talwar, B.S. (2015). Investigation of the Effect of Mixing Methods and Chemical Treatments on the Conductivity of the CNT/PLA Based Composites (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/1716/
    • Dorval Dion, C.A. (2013). Déposition photochimique du gaz de synthèse (CO et H2) pour la fonctionnalisation en surface à conditions ambiantes (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/1278