Ph.D. (Alberta), P. Eng.
Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto.


Phone: (416) 978-7745
Fax: (416) 978-8605

Research Areas

Enzyme technology; bioreactors and bioprocesses; industrial applications of enzymes; alternative energy sources; pulp and paper, reactor design and kinetics

Consulting Activity

Bioprocess technology, reactor design and kinetics, occupational health and safety.


Brad Saville is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto, and is the Faculty Coordinator for Occupational Health and Safety. He obtained his B.Sc. (1985) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta, specializing in bioreactors, drug metabolism, and bioprocessing.

Professor Saville is interested in bioprocess technology, with particular emphasis on the performance, characteristics and applications of enzymes to biofuels, in starch processing, and in pulp and paper. He holds several patents related to enzyme technology and the industrial application of biocatalysts. In addition, he has published several articles related to the kinetics and mechanistic aspects of enzyme function, including pharmacokinetics, and is the co-author of “An Introduction of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Kinetics”, published by John Wiley and Sons in 1999.

Professor Saville provides advice on issues related to occupational health and safety, bio/enzymatic processing, general chemical engineering process technology, and technical/process analysis in support of insurance claims and litigation.

Complete CV available upon request.