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FAVIS, Basil D.

Basil D. FAVIS
Full Professor
Polytechnique Montréal
Phone: 514-340-4711 ext:4527

High Performance Materials from Morphology and Interface Control in Biopolymer and Polymer Blends


Prof. Basil D. FAVIS received his Ph.D. in Polymer Physical Chemistry from McGill University in Montréal, Canada. After a period in industry as a group leader with Johnson and Johnson Inc., he worked as program manager for polymer blends with the Industrial Materials Institute of the National Research Council of Canada. Since 1990 he has been a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific papers in the field of multiphase polymer systems and is one of the most highly cited authors in the polymer blends field. In 1995 Basil D. Favis was the recipient of the Syncrude Canada Innovation Award of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers, a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and in 1997-1998 was Invited Professor at the Université de Strasbourg. He is a past chairman of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers. He was the CREPEC director for seven years.

Actual research interests

  • Novel sustainable multiphase bioplastics based on morphology and interface control
  • Processing/morphology/property relationships in polymer blends
  • Dynamic vulcanization and reactive processing of multiphase polymer systems
  • Morphologically tailored porous biopolymers for drug delivery and tissue engineering
  • Interfacial modification and self-assembly effects in multiphase systems
  • Polymer recylcing
  • Study of co-continuous and droplet-in-droplet structures in polymer blends as well as nano-scale morphologies
  • Structured conductive polymers

Groupe de recherche

Personnel de recherche

  • Anic Desforges, Technicien
  • Matthieu Gauthier, Associe de recherche