About Anne-Marie Kietzig

Anne Kietzig (Photo: Owen Egan)

(Photo: Owen Egan)

Areas of Interest

My research program is built on two fundamental pillars: one being surface wetting and the other being laser-material-interactions. Specific research projects target specifically at least one of the following aspects: (a) to investigate how femtosecond laser pulses influence the surface chemistry of materials, (b) to contribute a fundamental understanding of the physical phenomena governing surface wetting and (c) to use a femtosecond laser system for various applications as a high precision, microfabrication technique, which allows the fabrication of surface structures on two length scales (on the micro- and nanometer scale) in one process step.

This last characteristic is especially important in biomimetic studies, since many interesting functionalities of natural surfaces can be traced back to one common feature: a surface structure on several length scales. With regard to actual engineering applications the efforts focus on reducing or tailoring adhesion, drag or friction on various metallic and polymeric surfaces.

Associate Prof.

Department of Chemical Engineering
McGill University
Chemical Engineering
M.H. Wong Building
3610 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C5


2006-2010: Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2000-2006: Dipl. Ing. (Chemical Engineering & Management), TU Berlin, Germany

Recognition and Awards

2015: Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching
2015: Engineering Class of 1944 Teaching Award
2014: Nomination for Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching


Dept of Chemical Engineering
McGill University
M.H.Wong Building
3610 University Street,
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C5