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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Remon Pop-Iliev
BASc, MASc, PhD (Toronto), PEng

NSERC-GMCL Chair in Innovative Design Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ACE 2020

905.721.8668 ext. 5717
905.721.3370 (fax)

Office hours:
Friday 10:00 - 12:00

Research topics

  • Engineering Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • and Technologies for the Manufacture of Cellular Materials and Composites


  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Toronto, 2003
  • MASc (Mechanical Engineering), University of Toronto, 1999
  • BASc (Mechanical Engineering), University of Skopje, 1982


  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Concurrent Engineering and Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing System Design
  • Design Thesis

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Journal Publications

    • (Invited) R. Pop-Iliev, and C.B. Park, "Melt Compounding Based Rotational Foam Molding Technology for Processing Polypropylene Foams", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp.101-120, (2002)
    • G.M. Rizvi, R. Pop-Iliev, and C.B. Park, "A Novel System Design for Continuous Processing of Plastic/Wood-Fiber Composite Foams with Improved Cell Morphology", Journal of Cellular Plastics, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp.367-379 (2002)
    • R. Pop-Iliev, G.M. Rizvi, and C.B. Park, "The Importance of Timely Polymer Sintering While Processing Polypropylene Foams in Rotational Molding", Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp.40-54 (2003)
    • R. Pop-Iliev and C.B. Park, "Single-step Rotational Foam Molding of Skin-surrounded Polyethylene Foams", Journal of Cellular Plastics, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp.49-58 (2003)
    • G.M. Rizvi, C.B. Park, W.S. Lin, G. Guo, and R. Pop-Iliev, "Expansion Mechanisms of Plastic/Wood-Fiber Composite Foams with Moisture, Dissolved Gaseous Volatiles, and Undissolved Gas Bubbles" Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp. 1347-1360 (2003)
    • X. Xu, C.B. Park, D. Xu, and R. Pop-Iliev, "Effect of the Die Geometry on Cell Nucleation of PS Foams Blown with CO2," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp. 1378-1390 (2003)
    • R. Pop-Iliev, F. Liu, G. Liu, and C.B. Park, "Rotational Foam Molding of Polypropylene with Control of Melt Strength," Advances in Polymer Technology, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 280-296 (2003)
    • (Invited) R. Pop-Iliev, D. Xu, and C.B. Park, "Manufacturability of Fine-Celled Cellular Structures in Rotational Foam Molding," Journal of Cellular Plastics, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 13-25 (2004)
    • D. Xu, R. Pop-Iliev, C.B. Park, and R.G. Fenton, "Fundamental Study of CBA-blown Bubble Growth and Collapse Under Atmospheric Pressure," Journal of Cellular Plastics, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 519-538 (2005)
    • (Invited) R. Pop-Iliev, K-H Lee, and C. B. Park, "Manufacture of Integral Skin PP Foam Composites in Rotational Molding," Journal of Cellular Plastics, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 139-152 (2006)


    • C.B. Park, G. Liu, F. Liu, R. Pop-Iliev, S. D'Uva, and B. Zhang, "Production of Foamed Low-Density Polypropylene by Rotational Molding", U.S. Patent 6,103,153, Aug. 15, 2000
    • C.B. Park, K.-H. Lee, R. Pop-Iliev, "Compression Molding Technology for Fine-celled Foaming of Recyclable Thermoplastics", University of Toronto Confidential Invention Disclosure Ref. #10001028 (2003)