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A Week Filled with Great News!

ChemE Prof Appointed New Director of IBBME

Professor Christopher Yip has been appointed the new Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) - a unique, multi-disciplinary organization in which scientists and practitioners from applied science, engineering, medicine, dentistry and the life sciences collaborate to pursue research and graduate and undergraduate teaching mandates within the context of biomedical engineering. He will begin his five-year term starting on July 1, 2013. Read more.

PhD Candidate Wins Inaugural Weston Fellowship

PhD Candidate Julie-Anne Gandier from the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry is one of 16 inaugural Weston Fellows. This prestigious award is dedicated to international experience at the Doctoral level and is made possible through The University of Toronto and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Read more.

ChemE Prof Recognized by Faculty for Exceptional Research

Professors Elizabeth Edwards, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan and Emma Master are the inaugural recipients of the Faculty’s Research Leader Award, for a faculty member (or team of faculty members) who has made significant contributions to enhancing the research profile of the Faculty. Read more.

ChemE Staff Goes Above and Beyond

This year’s recipient of the Quality of Student Experience Award, which recognizes a staff member who has made significant contributions to the quality of student experience in the Faculty, is Deborah Peart. Read more.


April 26, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 14

In this issue:

Research Office
Chem Eng Events


Research Office


Destabilization of Yellow Mustard Emulsion Using Organic Solvents

Tabtabaei, S., Ataya Pulido, V.M., Diosady, L.L.
JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society 2013, pp. 1-10. Article not published yet, but available online Article in Press

Co-gasification of biomass and non-biomass feedstocks: Synergistic and inhibition effects of switchgrass mixed with sub-bituminous coal and fluid coke during CO2 gasification

Habibi, R., Kopyscinski, J., Masnadi, M.S., Lam, J., Grace, J.R., Mims, C.A., Hill, J.M.
Energy and Fuels 2013, 27 (1) pp. 494-500

Double click: Dual functionalized polymeric micelles with antibodies and peptides

Chan, D.P. Y., Owen, S.C., Shoichet, M.S.
Bioconjugate Chemistry 2013, 24(1) pp. 105-113.

Prediction of weak acid toxicity in S. Cerevisiae using genome-scale models

Hyland, P.B., Sow Mun, S.L., Mahadevan, R.
AIChE 2012, AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Analysis and design of a genetic circuit for dynamic metabolic engineering

Anesiadis, N., Kobayashi, H., Cluett, W.R., Mahadevan, R.
American Chemical Society Publications 2013




Special Lecture on Monday, April 29

On Monday, April 29 from 3-4pm in CCBR's Red Room, Assistant Professor Sharon Gerecht from Johns Hopkins University will be giving a presentation on Regulating the differentiation and assembly of vascular networks. Click here for more info.

PDF Positions in Forestry

There are U of T funded postdoctoral fellow positions available at the Faculty of Forestry. For more info, click here.

Microsoft Campus Agreement

As of May 1, 2013, the Department will be covered under the University of Toronto's new licensing agreement for Microsoft software on campus. The new licensing means that all university-owned computers that have a valid copy of Windows or Mac OS X installed are entitled to licenses for any version of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Security Endpoint Protection antivirus, and/or Microsoft Office. The agreement applies to UofT-owned computers (including Apple computers) used either on university campus or at home, such as faculty and staff computers, research lab computers, and any computers in the department that were purchased by the university. Personal computers not owned by the university do not qualify for Microsoft Windows licensing, but Microsoft also has a Home Use Program which allows faculty and staff to purchase a two-license copy of the latest version of Microsoft Office for either Mac or PC for use on their home, personal computers for $11. For more information or to arrange for licensing, check the ChemEng wiki or email Dan or Joanne directly.

Special Lecture on Tuesday, May 14

Professor Dwight Seferos from the Department of Chemistry will be giving a special lecture on Tuesday, May 14 in WB215 starting at 11am on New Materials for Solar Cells, Energy Storage and Catalysis.

CEGSA's Spring Formal: Tickets Now On-sale

Tickets are $55 (first 50 tickets) or $60 for all tickets thereafter (maximum of 100 people). Contact Parthiv (parthiv.amin@mail.utoronto.ca) in WB320 or at CEGSA's Fika Fridays (cash or check accepted). Open bar, buffet dinner, DJ and dancing at Hart House on Friday, June 7 starting at 6pm in the South Dining Room.

2013 Safety Training Schedule

Part I: In-Person training presentation, Friday, May 03, 2013, 9:30 to 11:30 am, WB-116
Part II: On-line training (to be completed by the students prior to the in-person exam)
Part III: In-Person Examination, Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 10:00 to 10:30 am, WB-116

The training is compulsory for all other summer students/personnel, including those in volunteer positions and on co-op placements.

Lectures at the Leading Edge

The Department is seeking submission for the 2013-2014 season. If you would like to nominate and host an individual as part of our series, send your nominations to cecilia.konney@utoronto.ca. The nomination ‘package’ should include not only the name and affiliation of the proposed lecturer but also a PDF nomination package. The package should include your reasoning for the nomination, a copy of the candidate's webpage or CV highlighting his/her research interests, a list of recent/most significant publications, and which departmental cluster best aligns with the proposed lecturer. Nominations are due by Friday, May 3.

LOT | Chem Summer Program

LOT|Chem Summer Program is a learning initiative program for students to learn about leadership through the process of self-discovery and team-building. Currently we are looking for alumni who would be interested in sitting on a panel to discuss their leadership path to success. If you know of alumni who are available from 1:30 pm to 4:00pm on Friday, July 5, please contact Cecilia Konney at cecilia.konney@utoronto.ca by Tuesday, May 7. If you have any students in your labs or offices who would be interested in joining us once a week, please feel free to have them attend the 1st session or contact Cecilia in WB 218 for more details.

Frontiers in Biotechnology

On May 9, BioZone will host a 1-day research symposium titled "Frontiers in Biotechnology" to coincide with the visit of a large contingent of researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. This event is free; please register through http://www.biozone.utoronto.ca/content/research-symposium-frontiers-biotechnology


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


June 1, 2013 - Spring Reunion: Undergrad Common Room, 11:30-12:30pm

June 7, 2013 - CEGSA's Spring Formal: Hart House, 6:00pm-midnight

June 19, 2013 - Spring Convocation Tour, Lunch and Ceremony: More details available soon, 10am - 4:30pm


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