Quan "Sophia" HePhD, P.Eng


Email: quan.he@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 893.6180
Mailing Address: 
Department of Engineering
Agricultural Campus
PO Box 550
Truro, NS, B2N 5E3
Research Topics:
  • Biofuels/Bio-refinery
  • Extraction of Bio active compounds
  • Biodiesel
  • Biomass
  • Catalyst
  • Energy


  • PhD (chemical & Biochemical Engineering), The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Master (chemical engineering), East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China
  • Bachelor (chemical engineering, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China


  • Biomass conversion
  • Biofuels developmentĀ 
  • Nanocatalyst development and application
  • Separation of chiral compounds


  • Bioresource Processing - ENGN 2014
  • Thermo-Fluids I - ENGN 3002
  • Thermo-Fluids II - ENGN 3011
  • Engineering Economics -ENGN 3016


Dr. He's research focuses on reaction engineering and separation engineering.

  • Development of biofuels and biochemicals from low value biomass and biowaste
  • Extraction of bioactive compounds from biomass
  • Zero-waste biorefinery of biomass to support the development of circular economy.
  • Separation of chiral drugs and chiral pesticides