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News and Annoucements

Levente DiosadyChemE prof elected Fellow of Engineers Canada

Professor Levente Diosady was recently elected a Fellow of Engineers Canada for his 10+ years of volunteer service to Professional Engineers Ontario committees. Professor Diosady sits on the subcommittee that designates consulting engineers, and belonged to committees that defined bioengineering for APEO and the bioengineering curricula defined by the Accreditation Board.

Diesel trains may expose passengers to exhaust

Measurements taken by U of T Engineering researchers from the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) show that levels of certain airborne particles can be up to nine times higher in train cars pulled by diesel locomotives than on busy city streets. Read full story.

ChemE grad student scores big in chess

Four U of T teams, supported by the Hart House Club, participated in the Canadian University Chess Championship (CUCC) at Western University earlier this year. The competition attracted about 100 students from nine universities, including Brock, McGill, McMaster, Carleton and Queen’s. Sowjanya Sowrirajan, a ChemE MEng student, particpated in one of the U of T teams. Her team won second place in the reserves section, just missing first place after a tiebreaking game against McMaster. Read full story.

REMINDER: Upcoming CEGSA events

CESGA will be hosting a Games Night in the grad common room (WB247) on Wednesday, February 15 starting at 5:30pm. Free pizza will be served. All are welcome.

CEGSA will also be hosting a Career Workshop on Thursday, February 23 from 12-2pm in WB116. This event is specific to grad students and open to all grad students across the Faculty.


February 10, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 5

In this issue:

Grad Office


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Miles Montgomery

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, February 15
Start Time: 12pm
Location (Building and Room): RS 407 Library
Committee: Chair: Prof. M. V. Sefton; Supervisors: Prof. M. Radisic; Other Member(s): Prof. P. Santerre (IBBME/Dentistry)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – E. Jaroudi

Date of Meeting: Monday, February 13
Start Time: 2pm
Location (Building and Room): WB407
Committee: Chair: Prof. C. Chin; Supervisors: Prof. H. N. Tran; Co-Supervisor : Prof. G. J. Evans; Other Member(s): Prof. A. Chan

PhD Qualifying Examination – Hui Huang Hoe

Date of Meeting: Monday, February 13
Start Time: 10am
Location (Building and Room): WB 134
Thesis Title: Electrosynthesis of Glycerol Carbonate from Glycerol and Potassium Carbonate on Nickel Electrodes
PhD Qualification Examination Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. H. N. Tran; Supervisor: Prof. D. W. Kirk; Other Member(s): Prof. V. G. Papangelakis, Prof. S. Thorpe

Upcoming Awards & Scholarships

Remember to check the Awards & Scholarships page frequently for upcoming application deadlines.

John R. Brown Award due Sunday, February 19. Submit application to CHE Student Services Office, WB216A.



Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, February 15 - LLE - Reinventing the Toilet: Tapping Innovators to Birth a Billion Dollar Industry That Will Change the World, Brian Arbogast, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 12-1pm, WB116

Friday, February 24 - GRD - poster session in Great Hall, Hart House, 9:45am-12:45pm; interviews various offices, 12:45-3:45pm; lab tours, 3:45-5pm; REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Wednesday, March 15 - LLE - How Biofilm Processes Open New Opportunities in Environmental Biotechnology, Bruce Rittmann, Arizona State University, 12-1pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 22 - LLE - The Photophysics of Optoelectronic Materials, Neil Greenham, University of Cambridge, 12-1pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 29 - LLE - The Role of Food Science and Engineering in Food Security, Rickey Yada, University of British Columbia, 12-1pm, WB116

Friday, April 7 - 32nd Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner - details coming soon


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