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Special Seminar on Tue, Mar 20

MSE's Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 20 in MB128 from 4-5pm will host Stephen Morin from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will be giving a talk entitled, Elastomeric Surfaces for the Rational Synthesis, Assembly, and Fabrication of Adaptive, Functional Materials. Pizza is provided. PROFESSORS AND GRAD STUDENTS, if you're interested in meeting Professor Morin on March 20, please email Kendra Hunter at kendra.hunter@utoronto.ca.

Sanjay SarmaLLE on Wed, Mar 21

As part of Lectures at the Leading Edge, Sanjay Sarma, the Dean of Digital Learning from MIT, will be giving a talk entitled, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century. The talk will take place on Wednesday, March 21 from 12-1pm in WB116.

PROFESSORS AND GRAD STUDENTS, a companion workshop will be offered after the lecture. Participants will get a chance to put into practice the innovative concepts offered during Professor Sarma's seminar. Lunch provided. If you're interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP online by 1pm next Monday, March 19.

CEGSA Persian New Year Lunch on Thu, Mar 22

CEGSA will be hosting its annual Persian New Year Lunch on Thursday, March 22 at 12:30pm in WB247. As usual, $5 per plate, $4 if you bring a food donation or plate/cutler, or $3 if you bring both! Delicious catered food with vegetarian options will be provided!

Professor Milica Radisic named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction

Milica Radisic has been named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction for 2018. This prestigious recognition honours the outstanding achievements of those who work to improve the lives of women and girls in their community. Read more.

Locke Davenport Huyer wins University of Toronto Awards of Excellence

Locke Davenport Huyer has been named a UTAA Graduate Scholar. His biomedical engineering research focuses on creating a new kind of polyester material for building artificial cardiac tissue, and he has already published two first-author papers about his findings and organized two research conferences. He was awarded a prestigious Vanier Scholarship, worth $150,000, in 2016. Read more.

Fujitsu visits U of T Engineering to launch collaborative research lab

Multinational information and communication technology company Fujitsu Limited visited U of T Engineering this week to officially launch the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto. The new multidisciplinary research hub will accelerate collaborative work in fields including machine learning, quantum-inspired computing, smart cities, advanced health care and financial technology. As part of the launch of this laboratory, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has signed four research partnership agreements including one with Yuri Lawryshyn. Read more.


March 16, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 10

In this issue:

Chem Eng Events




Trojan Technologies looking to hire a grad student

Trojan Technologies is looking for a graduate student for a four month MITACS project, Control/sequestration of sulfide in the sewer line. Interested student will be involved in lab/bench tests but not limited to:

  • Preparation and characterization of Fe(II) solution/slurry using commercially available reagents,
  • Investigate the effect of reagent pH on the final product,
  • Characterize the above product,
  • Use the product to control/sequester sulfide in primary effluent,
  • Compare the efficacy and efficiency of the product with commercially available Fe(II).

Please send questions and/or cover letter and cv to Ali Amiri at aamiri@trojanuv.com

MSc and PhD opportunities

The Hydrometallurgy and Environment Group at Queen’s University has several immediate positions for Ph.D. and Master’s students. Sponsored by the largest Canadian and International Mining Companies, the research projects will focus on the bacterial extraction of gold from gold ores, as well as design and engineering of novel reagents for gold extraction. The projects are interdisciplinary as those include the chemical and electrochemical processing, bioreaction studies, kinetics and thermodynamics studies, etc. Positions to start May or September 2018. Contact: Professor Ahmad Ghahreman at ahmad.g@queensu.ca. For more details, click here.


Chem Eng Events

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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 - exhibition events starts at 4pm, dinner starts at 7pm, 89 Chestnut Street Residence, REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

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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