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Upcoming Events

Peter AdriaensLLE on Wed, Jan 17

Peter Adriaens from the University of Michigan will be giving a talk entitled, CleanTech Meets FinTech: A Data-Driven e-Ship Distruption in Environmental Engineering. The talk will take place on Wednesday, January 17 from 12-1pm in WB116.

SOCAAR Seminar on Thu, Jan 18

Sarah Styler from the University of Alberta will be giving a talk entitled, Chemistry and Photochemistry at the Surface of Urban Road Dust. The talk will take place on Thursday, January 18 from 3-4pm in WB215.

Medicine by Design event on Mon, Jan 22

Jason Burdick from the University of Pennsylvania will give a talk titled, Injectable shear-thinning and self-healing hydrogels for tissue repair. The talk is hosted by Molly Shoichet and will take place on Monday, January 22 from 10-11am in the Red Room of the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research located at 160 College Street.

Engineering Entrepreneurship talk on Thu, Jan 25

Jerry Evans from Nia Technologies Inc. will be giving a talk entitled, 3D Printing – Using Technology for a Higher Purpose. The talk will take place on Thursday, January 25 from 5-6pm in SF1105. An informal dinner with the speaker will follow the lecture. If you wish to attend the dinner, you must register here.


January 15, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 2

In this issue:

Chem Eng Events




OCCAM paper featured as Editor's Pick

ToFSIMS and other surface spectroscopies applied to the study of ancient artefacts: preliminary investigation of a tetradrachm of Claudius, an article prepared by OCCAM's Rana Sodhi, Peter Brodersen and Sal Boccia along with co-authors from Queen's University, was submited to the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures and selected as the Editor's Pick. It will be posted to the Journal's website soon.

Crunching the numbers on Toronto’s King Street transit pilot

The multidisciplinary team, including members from SOCAAR, is collaborating with both the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to gather data and share their findings and analysis. The team began taking measurements along King Street and surrounding area as early as summer 2017 to set a baseline before the launch of the pilot. Read full U of T Engineering News story.

Postdoctoral fellow opportunity

Elodie Passeport is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to start in February/March 2018. Candidates should have experience in at least one of the following areas: environmental engineering, analytical chemistry, stable isotope chemistry, passive water treatment systems, hydrology, or water quality improvement. For project description and details on how to apply by Wednesday, January 31, click here.

HSI call for submissions

The Health Science Inquiry (HSI) is a student-run organization that produces an annual scientific publication showcasing the writing and art of Canadian trainees. The group is partnered with internationally recognized academic journals, fostering discussion on global health issues pertinent to Canadians and Canadian emerging scientists. Each issue of HSI is framed around a specific theme - this year’s theme is Chronic Disease. If you're a grad student who'd like to provide a submission, click here for more info. The submission deadline is Friday, February 16.




LLE date change

Sanjay Sarma's lecture entitled, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, originally scheduled for Feb 28 has been rescheduled to Mar 21. Please note the change in your calendars.

ACUNS Awards and deadline

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) has exciting award opportunities made possible by the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. The deadline to submit nominations and/or applications is Wednesday, January 31.

2018 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

ACUNS accepting nominations for the Weston Family Prize, which celebrates extraordinary and inspiring individuals who have devoted their career to natural science research and have demonstrated leadership and mentorship in the Canadian North. The award includes a prize of $50,000 cash and over $50,000 to support a postdoctoral fellow of the recipient’s choice. Full details on our website.

The W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and Northern Archaeological Research

Awards are available to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students (PhD and Masters) in northern science and northern archaeology whose research includes a fieldwork component. Curious to see if your research is considered “northern”? Have a look at our Northern Boundary Map. Full details on our website.

Call for International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 20 fellowships to prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries, who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will go to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project. For detailed information and all application requirements, click here. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme or would like individual guidance, please email info@avh.de


Chem Eng Events

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - LLE - Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, CleanTech Meets FinTech: A Data-Driven e-Ship Disruption in Environmental Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, February 23, 2018 - ChemE Graduate Research Day (ChemE GRD) - Details coming soon

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2017 AEESP Distinguished Lecture/LLE - Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant "Superbugs" in Sewage Treatment Plants, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - LLE - Sanjay Sarma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2nd annual Chemical Engineering Exhibition and 33rd Chemical Engineering Dinner - Details coming soon

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - LLE - Kristala Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116


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