Dr. Thomas Duever (P.Eng. FCIC) is dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University, and a professor of chemical engineering.
Dr. Duever is a highly respected senior academic administrator and accomplished researcher. He joined Ryerson in 2014 after a longstanding career at the University of Waterloo, where he was professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 2003-2012. During his nine-year tenure as chair, Dr. Duever led the department toward unprecedented growth and championed initiatives that contributed to the international reputation of both the department and faculty. He was instrumental in the creation of the multidisciplinary nanotechnology undergraduate program, and also negotiated the establishment of Waterloo’s Dubai campus in the United Arab Emirates and its associated chemical engineering program. Dr. Duever also oversaw the creation and realization of ‘E6’ – Waterloo’s dedicated, 5,400-square-metre state-of-the art chemical engineering research building – and the move of faculty members into Waterloo’s renowned Quantum Nano Centre.
Dr. Duever’s research interests include applied statistics, optimal experimental design, fault detection, polymer reaction engineering and product development. An internationally recognized researcher, Dr. Duever has more than 70 articles in journals and conference proceedings to his credit. He is a prolific presenter who has shared his research findings and insights on chemical engineering at more than 80 conferences, lectures and seminars worldwide. He has also supervised the research projects of more than 30 graduate students.
Dr. Duever is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, and a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He holds PhD, master’s and bachelor degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo.