Chul B. Park is a world leader in the development of innovative, cost-effective technologies for foamed plastics. Dr. Park has been extensively involved in industrial projects, both in consulting and research contracts, on various foam processes including microcellular processing, inert gas-injection processing, rotational foam molding, wood-fiber composites, and open-cell foams.
Since 1993 Dr. Park has directed the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory at the University of Toronto and has been involved in pioneering work on the concepts of microcellular foaming. The laboratory is recognized as the leading facility in the world for research and development of microcellular plastic foams.
Related to water, his team is working on developing novel multifunctional engineered polymers to remediate industrial wastewaters. This research is focused on tailoring the foam’s properties so that it can selectively remove hydrocarbons from contaminated water.