Professor, B.Sc. (UBC), M.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng., D. Tech. H. C., P. Eng., FCAE, FTAPPI, FCIC.
Director Emeritus, Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead), Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto


Phone: (416) 978-2543
Fax: (416) 978-2208

Research Areas

Research on engineer leadership in the workplace, and developing evidence-based leadership curriculum.

Process Improvement in Manufacture of Bleached Pulp, Pulp and Paper and the Environment, Kraft Recovery, and Surface Science of Wood Pulp Fibres and Paper

Consulting Activity

Pulp and Paper Environmental Issues. Kraft Pulp Manufacture. Chemicals for Pulp and Paper Manufacture. The Paper Business – Global Technical and Industrial Trends. Provides analysis and advice in areas of technical expertise in support of insurance claims and litigation. Technical Communication Skills Development. Professional Development Training Courses, Programs and Events.


Douglas Reeve is Professor and Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto and in 2001 was named Frank Dottori Professor in Pulp and Paper Engineering. He has taught at the University since 1979 and has supervised over thirty Masters and Ph. D. students. Dr. Reeve has published extensively in the scientific literature, has been awarded numerous patents and is co-editor and co-author of “Pulp Bleaching – Principles and Practice”, a comprehensive text and industry standard. He was the founding Director of the University of Toronto Pulp & Paper Centre serving from 1987 until 2001. During his term as Director, the Centre created more than twenty-five million dollars in research programs with financial support from forty-five companies from seven countries.

Dr. Reeve is recognized as an outstanding creator of industrial courses and a veteran instructor. He has led the premier professional development courses in pulp bleaching in the United States (since 1983) and in Canada. Dr. Reeve has also led the premier professional development course in kraft chemical recovery in the United States (since 1986). Dr. Reeve also created a professional development course, “The Paper Business”, presenting the dangers and opportunities of this high-tech, global industry.

Dr. Reeve has been consultant to the international pulp and paper industry, the supplier industry and government since 1972. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Designated Consultant in the province of Ontario. He was a key figure in the development of the Rapson-Reeve Closed Cycle Mill, path-breaking technology installed in the Thunder Bay in 1976. Dr. Reeve has operated his own consulting company since 1981 and has been involved in several startup companies.

Doug has received numerous awards for his outstanding contributions, most recently: in 2003, the NSERC Synergy Award; in 2002, the PEO Engineering Medal – Research and Development; and in 2001, the Purvis Memorial Award from the Society for the Chemical Industry. He has been named Fellow of TAPPI (The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry), The Chemical Institute of Canada and The International Academy of Wood Science. From TAPPI he has received: the Pulp Manufacture Division Award and The Johan C.F.C. Richter Prize; and the Engineering Division Award and Beloit Prize. In 1998, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Professor Reeve serves on the Selection Committee for the prestigious Marcus Wallenberg Prize and on the executive of the TAPPI Research Management Committee, becoming Chair in 2004. In 2000-03, Professor Reeve served as a Director of TAPPI.

Complete CV available upon request.