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Masahiro Kawaji
Professor Masahiro Kawaji recently won the 2013 Kern Award in recognition of his extensive record of major contributions to heat transfer science and technology.

Arthur Chan
Assistant Professor Arthur Chan recently received a Connaught New Researcher Award for his work in semivolatile organic emissions and oxidation. Read more.


May 24, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 17

In this issue:

Departmental News
Chem Eng Events


Departmental News


Office of the Chair

Teaching Opportunity
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment, in Extractive Metallurgy and related fields. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and with a nominal start date of May 1, 2014. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence, leadership and innovation in research and teaching. For more information, click here.

Research Office

Mechanistic studies of methanol synthesis over Cu from CO/CO 2/H2/H2O mixtures: The source of C in methanol and the role of water
Yang, Y., Mims, C.A., Mei, D.H., Peden, C.H.F., Campbell, C.T.
Journal of Catalysis 2013, 298 pp. 10-17

Liquid fuels, hydrogen and chemicals from lignin: A critical review
Azadi, P., Inderwildi, O.R., Farnood, R., King, D.A.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013, 21 pp. 506-523

Understanding the controlled polymerization of methyl methacrylate with low concentrations of 9-(4-Vinylbenzyl)-9 H -carbazole comonomer by nitroxide-mediated polymerization: The pivotal role of reactivity ratios
Lessard, B.H., Guillaneuf, Y., Mathew, M., Liang, K., Clement, J.-L., Gigmes, D., Hutchinson, R.A., Mari, M.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2013, 79 (3) pp. 974-981

Functional characterization of reductive dehalogenases by using blue native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Tang, S., Chan, W.W.M., Fletcher, K.E., Seifert, J., Liang, X., Löffler, F.E., Edwards, E.A., Adrian, L.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(3) pp. 974-981

Grad Office

May 3: Final Date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty.
June 10: Last day to drop F Session 500 level Summer courses

Solmaz Tabtabaei, a PhD Candidate from Professor Diosady's group, won the Industrial Oil Products Division Student Excellence Award during the 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo that took place April 28-May 1 at the Palais des congres, Montreal, QC.

Special FIKA Friday: Grad Info Session
On Friday, June 21 from 2:30-3:30pm in the Graduate Common Room (WB247) the Grad Office will be hosting an important info session related to grad studies.

Heffernan Commercialization Fellowship
This is an exciting opportunity for a faculty member to nominate an entrepreneurial PhD or MASc recent graduate for a $32,000 one-year fellowship, with the winning fellow then becoming principal of their newly own created company. U of T is hoping to get a strong selection of candidates for this year's fellowship. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 31, 2013. For more information, click here.




CEGSA's Spring Formal: Last Day to Buy Tickets

Today is the LAST DAY that FIKA will be selling Semi-Formal Tickets! Tickets will be available by chasing down Parthiv after today! So come out and buy them before they are gone!!!!!

CEGSA Softball

It's softball time again. CEGSA is looking for enthusiastic and committed players. Games will be played in the back and front campus, weekdays at 5pm or 6:30 pm. The season will start first week of June! If you are interested in playing, send an email to igor.guzman@mail.utoronto.ca by Friday, May 31 with your name and student number. Fee per player is $5, and the season has 9 games... what a deal!

U of T Administrative Staff Awards

Once again we have the opportunity to recognize U of T’s outstanding staff contributions. Complete details of the program, including nomination forms, are available here on the ‘Awards & Recognition’ section of the Human Resources & Equity site. Nominations are due on Thursday, July 11, 2013.


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

June 21, 2013 - Fika Friday: Grad Info Session: Graduate Common Room (WB247), 2:30 - 4:30pm


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