Director, Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) | Director, Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) | Director, MEL Green Bio-Products
CHBE 231

Research Summary

Transport Phenomena, flow visualization, multiphase flows, quantitative microscopy


Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), 1999, Docent
University of British Columbia, 1995, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, 1990, M.A.Sc.
University of Toronto, 1987, B.A.Sc.

Research interests + projects

ERMP Phase 3: Understanding Energy Reduction and Developing Higher-Value Markets for Mechanical Pulps (research consortium sponsored by AB Enzymes, Alberta Newsprint, BC Hydro, Canfor, FP Innovations, Holmen, Millar Western, Paper Excellence, Valmet, West Fraser and NSERC)

Rapid 3D printing of tough hydrogel films and tubing through reactive hydrodynamic focusing (sponsored by Michael Smith Foundation, NSERC, BioForm Solutions)

Scholarly and professional activities + affiliations

Selected publications + presentations

MacKenzie et al., Fibre-reinforced biocompatible hydrogel to replace single-use plastic tubing in the clinical setting. Chem Eng J 428, 131786, 2022.

Paterson, D.T., Eaves, T.S., Hewitt, D.R, Balmforth, N.J. & Martinez, D.M. Hewitt, D.R, “On the two-phase modeling of dewatering pulp suspensions”. AIChE J, 67, 9, e17277, 2021.

A.A. Banai, M. Rahmani, D.M. Martinez & L. Brandt, ”Inertial settling of flexible fibres”, Phys Rev Fluids 5, 024301, 2020.

M. Daneshi, D. R. Hewitt, J. MacKenzie, N.J. Balmforth & D.M. Martinez, “Obstructed viscoplastic flow in a Hele-Shaw Cell”, Phys Rev. Fluids 5, 013301, 2020.

Chen et al., Evolution of Hemicellulose Molar Mass During Softwood Hydrolysis. ACS Sus Chem & Eng 8, 28, 10345–10356, 2020.