Research & Innovation

Adam Gronowski

Education

MSc Chemistry, N Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
PhD Polymer Chemistry, N Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Calgary

Research Expertise

  • Material Development
  • Polymers

Bio & Academic Background

Adam Gronowski received a doctorate in polymer chemistry from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Gronowski spent a few years at the University of Calgary on consecutive assignments as a post-doctoral fellow and research assistant. His studies there involved the performance of several commercial and experimental NAFION membranes used in the chlor-alkali industry.

Radioactive material was used as a tracer to evaluate ion transport through the membranes. Gronowski then moved to Sarnia and became an industrial research and development polymer chemist at Polysar/Bayer/LANXESS Inc.

Gronowski has over 20 years of industrial experience in the field of elastomers. He has over 20 patents and/or patent applications to his credit and is an author or co-author of numerous research papers that have been published in international journals.

After retiring from the industry, Gronowski joined Lambton College as an associate professor and has conducted process analyzer labs for students in both the Chemical Production & Power Engineering and Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology programs.

Recent Publications

  • Adam A. Gronowski, "Synthesis of butyl rubber in hexane using a mixture of Et2AlCl and EtAlCl2 in the initiating system", in "J. Appl. Polym. Sci.". vol. 83, pp. 2360-2364 (2003).

Recent Patents

  • Canadian Patent CA 2787228, "Common Solvent Process for Producing High Molecular Weight Halogenated Rubber", issued 2018-07-31, owned by ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (Germany).

Research Areas

Advanced Material Development

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