Marc Dubé
Marc Dubé
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

CBY A-305
613 562-5915


Professor Dubé‚ a native of Welland, Ontario, Canada, received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1995. His studies were focused on multicomponent polymerization kinetics and modelling.

He joined the faculty at the University of Ottawa in 1996 and was Department Chair from 2006 to 2011. He served as Vice-Dean Research for the Faculty from 2015 to 2020. Prof. Dubé is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario, is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

Dr. Dubé's expertise lies in polymer reaction engineering applied to kinetics, polymer characterization, modeling, and process monitoring for multicomponent bulk, solution and emulsion polymer systems. Recent applications of his work have been in the area of polymers from renewable materials and sustainable polymer production methods for pressure sensitive adhesives.

For more details, please visit Professor Dubé's webpage.


He performs research in sustainable polymer reaction engineering. This involves the synthesis and characterization of polymers used in applications such as paints, coatings, adhesives, plastics and many more. The focus of his research is on the production of polymers with significant renewable components using less hazardous methods. 

Research Question Examples a Student He Supervises Could Work On

  1. What renewable monomers can we use to replace petroleum-based monomers?
  2. What reaction conditions do we need to achieve good end-use properties?
  3. What approaches can be used to ensure product stability?