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Civil Engineering

Roland Lee

Roland Lee

Email: roland.lee@queensu.ca

Hometown: Kingston, ON

Education:

  • Post-doctoral fellow (Civil Engineering/Chemistry)- Queen's University
  • Post-doctoral fellow (Chemical Engineering)- University of Sherbrooke
  • PhD (Chemistry)- University of Tasmania
  • Visiting scientist (Chemistry)- Colombia University
  • Visiting scientist (Pulp and Paper Research Institute)- McGill University
  • Visiting scientist (Chemical Engineering)- Monash University
  • B.Sc. (Hon) (Chemistry)- James Cook University

Research Areas

  • Process chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biomass conversion
  • Chemical separation
  • Colloidal chemistry
  • Biofuels
  • Catalyst development and utilization
  • Supercritical CO2

Publications:

Patents:

R. Lee (45%), M. Banville (10%), and J.-M. Lavoie (45%). Acitvation of steel wool for the dry reforming reaction resulting in increased conversion of CO2 and CH4submitted.

Journal Papers:

R. Lee, M. Jessop, P. Jessop and P. Champagne, Microalgae extraction the use of solvent mixtures of CO2:MeOH, draft.

R. Lee, P. Jesssop and P. Champagne, Extraction of lipids from wet and raw microalgae with liquid CO2, draft.

R. Lee, P. Jessop and P. Champagne, High pressure induced coagulation of microalgae, a new and viable harvesting methodology, accepted.

A. Ramos, R. Lee, S. Regan, P. Jessop and P. Champagne, Comparison of microalgal cell lysis methods for the production of biodiesel, in draft.

R. Lee, V. Berberi2, J. Labranche1 and J.-M. Lavoie, Lignin extraction – reassessment of severity factor with respect to the concentration of hydroxide, Bioresource Technology, 169, (2014), 707-712.

R. Lee, R. Labrecque and J.-M. Lavoie, online analysis of dry reforming process through FTIR and utilisation of nitrogen as an internal standard for online GC analysis, Energy & Fuels, 28, (2014), 7398–7402.

R. Lee, M. Banville, R.  Labrecque and J.-M. Lavoie, Thermal and Thermo-electric Dry Reforming of Methane: Effect of Amplitude, Catalyst Type and Temperature, in draft.

A. Fuente-Hernández, R. Lee, N. Béland and J.-M. Lavoie, Reduction of Furfural to Furfuryl Alcohol in liquid phase over a biochar-supported platinum catalyst, submitted.

R. Lee, C. Bédard, V. Berberi, R. Beauchet, J.-M. Lavoie, UV–Vis as quantification tool for solubilized lignin following a single-shot steam process. Bioresource Technology, 144, (2013), 658–663.

K. Stack, R. Lee, D. Richardson, T. Lewis, and G. Garnier, Complex formation and stability of colloidal wood resin pitch suspensions with hemicellulose polymers. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, 441, (2014), 101-108.

R. Lee and J.-M. Lavoie, From first to third-generation biofuels: Challenges of producing a commodity from a biomass of increasing complexity. Animal Frontiers, 3, (2), (2013), 6-11.

R. Lee, K. Stack, T. Lewis, D. Richardson, G. Garnier, Structure of wood extract colloids and effect of CaCl2 on the molecular mobility, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 27, (3), (2012) 365-646

R. Lee, K. Stack, T. Lewis, D. Richardson, G. Garnier, Effect of shear, temperature and pH on the dynamics of salt-induced pitch coagulation, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, 396, (2012) 106–114.

R. Lee, K. Stack, T. Lewis, D. Richardson, G. Garnier, Multi-salt coagulation of soft pitch colloids, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, 409 (2012) 74-80.

Richardson, D and Lee, RA and Stack, KR and Lewis, TW and Garnier, G, Process factors affecting colloid stability and deposit formation in manufacture of newsprint from TMP and recycled fibre, Appita Journal, 65, (2012) 323-330.

R. Lee, K. Stack, T. Lewis, D. Richardson, G. Garnier, Pitch deposition at the solid-liquid interface: effect of surface hydrophobicity/ hydrophilicity and cation specificity, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, 388 (2011) 84- 90.

R. Lee, K. Stack, T. Lewis, D. Richardson, G. Garnier, Study of pitch colloidal stability using a photometric dispersion analyser, APPITA Journal, 63 (2010) 387-391.

Conference Papers (peer reviewed):

M. Banville, R. Lee, R. Labrecque, J. M. Lavoie. Interaction of CO2/CH4 with steel wool in an electrocatalytic dry reforming reactor. Energy and Sustainability IV, 17, 2013.

K. R. Stack, R. Lee, J. Zhang, T. Lewis, G. Garnier, D. Richardson, Colloidal and deposition behavior of Pinus radiata extractives and model colloid systems. In: 16th International Symospium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry, Tianjin, China, 2011.

R. Lee, K. Stack, D. Richardson, T. Lewis, G. Garnier, Aggregation studies of pinus radiata wood extractives under increased system closure., in: Appita (Ed.) 65th Appita Conference & Exhibition, APPITA, Rotorua, New Zealand, 2011.

 R. Lee, K. Stack, T. Lewis, G. Garnier, D. Richardson, T. Van de Van, Measurement of pitch deposition by impinging jet microscopy: Effect of divalent salts, in: Appita (Ed.) 64th Appita Annual General Conference, Appita, Melbourne, 2010, pp. 273-279.

R. Lee, K. Stack, D. Richardson, T. Lewis, G. Garnier, Photometric Dispersion Analyser (PDA) to quantify pitch coagulation kinetics, in: APPITA (Ed.) 63rd Appita Annual General Conference, Melbourne, 2009, pp. 259-265.

K. Stack, R. Lee, R. Rao, D. Richardson, G. Garnier, T. Lewis, Effect of pitch preparation on its colloidal properties and deposition behaviour. In: 63rd Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria, 2009.

Conference Abstracts: 

R. Lee, K. Stack, D. Richardson, T. Lewis, G. Garnier, Extracted wood polymers and colloidal pitch stabiliy under high ionic strength. In: 7th International Paper and Coating Chemistry Symposium, Hamilton, Canada, 2009, pp. 187-190

R. Lee, K. Stack, D. Richardson, T. Lewis, and G. Garnier. Effect of multiple salts on colloidal stability of pinus radiata wood resins. In ACIS 2011 The fifth biennial Australian colloid and interface symposium Hobart, Tasmania, 2011.

R. Lee, K. Stack, D. Richardson, T. Lewis, G. Garnier, F. Ottaviani, S. Jockusch, and N. Turro. Structure of wood extract colloids using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. In ACIS 2011 The fifth biennial Australian colloid and interface symposium, Hobart, Tasmania, 2011. (Poster presentation)