Teaching

In addition to his work in research and development, Dr. Hoare also teaches numerous courses for the Chemical Engineering Department at McMaster University.

CHEM ENG 3Q03 – Introduction to Polymer Science

This course serves as an introduction to the chemistry, physics, and applications of polymers, oriented toward the use of polymers in practical applications.  Topics on advanced polymeric materials as well as polymer sustainability are also emphasized. 

Chemical Engineering 4T03 - Applications of Chemical Engineering in Medicine

Dr. Hoare has developed this technical elective course that surveys a broad spectrum of how to apply engineering fundamentals in the design of biomedical materials and devices. Individual units on biomaterials, host responses to biomaterials, drug delivery, and tissue engineering are bookended by interactive workshops on reading the biomedical literature, patents, ethics, and regulatory processes. A final unit describes how fundamental engineering theory in mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and reaction kinetics can be used to understand biological processes and design biomedical devices.

Chemical Engineering 791 - Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering

In this graduate course, Dr. Hoare covers the fundamentals of nanoscience, with an emphasis of why materials properties change on the nanoscale and the methodologies by which nanoscale materials can be fabricated. Units are included on fundamental nanoscale forces, self-assembly of isotropic and anisotropic building blocks, top-down nanofabrication (lithography), nanomedicine, nanoscale devices, and nanotoxicology.

Biomedical Engineering 706 - Core II

In this core course for McMaster’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Hoare instructs the unit on tissue engineering based on a design paradigm in which students are challenged to design novel cell matrices by rational selection of materials, fabrication technique, and cell type appropriate for a particular application.