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Women in Engineering

For International Women’s Day this month, Acting Dean Brenda McCabe gave a keynote address at Hatch & Hatch Mott Macdonald about how female engineers are “making it happen” in their careers and beyond.

The full transcript of this speech, which makes mention of incredible women from our department, can be accessed here.


March 30, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 11

In this issue:

Research Publications
Chem Eng Events


Research Publications


Assessing the potential roles of silicon and germanium phthalocyanines in planar heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices and how pentafluoro phenoxylation can enhance π-π Interactions and device performance
Lessard, B.H.; White, R.T.; Al-Amar, M.; Plint, T.; Castrucci, J.S.; Josey, D.S.; Lu, Z.-H.; Bender, T.P.
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2015, 7 (9) pp. 5076-5088.

Organic solvent-assisted crystallization of inorganic salts from acidic media
Moldoveanu, G.A.; Demopoulos, G.P.
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 2015, 90 (4) pp. 686-692.

An in vitro model of tissue boundary formation for dissecting the contribution of different boundary forming mechanisms
Javaherian, S.; D'Arcangelo, E.; Slater, B.; Zulueta-Coarasa, T.; Fernandez-Gonzalez, R.; McGuigan, A.P.
Integrative Biology (United Kingdom) 2015, 7 (3) pp. 298 – 312.

Identification and characterization of carboxyl esterases of gill chamber-associated microbiota in the deep-sea shrimp Rimicaris exoculata by using functional metagenomics
Alcaide, M.; Tchigvintsev, A.; Martínez-Martínez, M.; Popovic, A.; Reva, O.N.; Lafraya, Á.;  Bargiela, R.; Nechitaylo, T.Y.; Matesanz, R.; Cambon-Bonavita, M.-A.; Jebbar, M.; Yakimov, M.M.; Savchenko, A.; Golyshina, O.V.; Yakunin, A.F.; Golyshin, P.N.; Ferrer, M.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2015, 81(6) pp. 2125 – 2136.

Detecting changes in arabidopsis cell wall composition using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry
Tsai, A.Y.-L.; Goacher, R.E.; Master, E.R.
Surface and Interface Analysis  2015, (article in press)




Acting Chair

Professor Ramin Farnood will be Acting Chair on March 31, 2015.

IT Reminder

While the department looks to replace Joanne McClintock's position, Dan Tomchyshyn will be assisted by Weijun Gao, who is the Systems Administrator for BioZone. Weijun Gao can be reached at weijun.gao@utoronto.ca (416-978-1293, WB413).


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


May 30, 2015 - Spring Reunion Chemical Engineering Lunch & Tour, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Wallberg Building

June 15, 2015 - Spring Convocation


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