D.Eng., M.Eng , Ph.D. (McGill)
Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry,


Phone: (416) 978-1093
Fax: (416) 978-8605
Email: papange@chem-eng.utoronto.ca

Research Areas

Water chemistry, hydrometallurgy, process modelling, electrolyte thermodynamics, process sensors.

Consulting Activity

Technical advice on hydrometallurgical process, at ambient and pressure.  Modelling of gold, nickel, zinc processes. Environmental compliance in the metals/minerals industries. Forensic failure analysis of metallic materials.


Vladimiros Papangelakis is a Professor and holder of the John Patrick Sheridan Chair in Chemical Minerals Processing in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the specializing in modelling of high temperature aqueous processing.

Professor Papangelakis is interested in the behaviour of concentrated electrolyte solutions encountered in aqueous processes and particularly in the hydrometallurgical industry.  He is also interested in mineral-water interfaces as well as developing new sensors for direct measurement of solution chemistry (e.g., acidity) in autoclave reactors.   His research is a balanced mix of experimental and theoretical approaches.  He has published more than 35 papers in refereed journals, and has many conference presentations and other scholarly addresses.   Professor Papangelakis is currently the Chair of the Hydrometallurgy Section (www.hydrometallurgysection.org) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Professor Papangelakis provides advice on the behaviour of concentrated electrolyte solutions and reacting mineral systems under process conditions. He provides input on conventional and new process development strategies as well as on environmental abatement issues in the metals/minerals industries. He also provides chemical modelling services, specialized testing and analytical services in the chemical processing of minerals, concentrates, and ores. Professor Papangelakis is also available to provide advice on patents related to his fields of expertise.

Complete CV available upon request.