Michael Tam

Visiting Professor

BioProducts Institute

Faculty of Applied Science

Michael Tam moved from Singapore to Canada to join the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2007 as a tenured full professor.

Tam's research interest focuses on the microscopic and macroscopic properties of self-assembly systems such as surfactants, block copolymers, and associative polymers. The scope of his research includes polymer synthesis using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), physical characterization using light scattering (static and dynamic), rheometry, and calorimetry (ITC and DSC).

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