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Molly Shoichet Symposium on Innovation in Regenerative Medicine on June 4

In honour of the appointment of Molly Shoichet to the rank of University Professor, the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry in partnership with the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) will be hosting the Molly Shoichet Symposium on Innovation in Regenerative Medicine on Thursday, June 4, 2015. For the full program, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Butera at chair.chemeng@utoronto.ca


May 29, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 20

In this issue:

Grad Office
Research Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – J. Ye

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in WB115 at 10am
Committee: Chair: G. Evans; Supervisor: Prof. A. Chan; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Abbatt (CHM)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – J. Logie

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in CCBR 8th Floor Seminar at 2pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. T. Bender; Supervisor: Prof. M. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. W. Chan (IBBME)


Research Office


MaRS Innovation Call for Proposals - Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principle
(MSc PoP)

MaRS Innovation is pleased to present this new Call for Applications:  Commercializing Life Sciences and Medical Technology.  The Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principle (MSc PoP) program, administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), is a province-wide initiative with MaRS Innovation accepting applications from our member institutions within the MI Technology Transfer Network.  Please note the following for applications within the MI community:

  • Applicants and/or startups can apply for up to $70,000 per project and must have a cash match from a new industry partner.
  • For MScPoP program guidelines, click here. A copy of the Proposal Questions is available to download.
  • MI member institution applications must be submitted to Jackie Terry at jterry@marsinnovation.com by Thursday, July 30, 2015.  MaRS Innovation will formally submit applications on behalf of their member institutions and the startup companies through OCE’s online application system.
  • Applications will be pre-screened by an External Review Panel.
  • Selected applicants will be invited for in-person presentations to the External Review Panel who will make a recommendation to the OCE Internal Review Panel for funding decisions.

Internal: Thursday, July 23, 2015
External: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Click here for more info.


Considerations for consistent characterization of electrochemical double-layer capacitor performance
Zuliani, J.E.; Caguiat, J.N.; Kirk, D.W.; Jia, C.Q.
Journal of Power Sources 2015, 290 , art. no. 20995, pp. 136-143.

Mathematical modeling to validate on-line CO<inf>2</inf> measurements as a metric for cellulolytic biofilm activity in continuous-flow bioreactors
Dumitrache, A.; Eberl, H.J.; Allen, D.G.; Wolfaardt, G.M.
Biochemical Engineering Journal 2015, 101 pp. 55-67.

Investigation of uncertainties associated with the production of n-butanol through ethanol catalysis in sugarcane biorefineries
Pereira, L.G.; Dias, M.O.S.; MacLean, H.L.; Bonomi, A.
Bioresource Technology 2015, 190 pp. 242-250.

Coassembly of nanorods and nanospheres in suspensions and in stratified films
Thérien-Aubin, H.; Lukach, A.; Pitch, N.; Kumacheva, E.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 2015, 54 (19) pp. 5618-5622.

Terahertz polarization properties of free-standing millimeter-scale carbon nanotube array sheets cut with femtosecond laser pulses
Wang, Z.; Hu, F.; Chen, W.; Hegmann, F.A.
IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology 2015, 5 (3),
art. no. 7035126 , pp. 377-382.

Maturing human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in human engineered cardiac tissues
Feric, N.T.; Radisic, M.
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 2015, in press

Structural and functional analysis of betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase from Staphylococcus aureus
Halavaty, A.S.; Rich, R.L.; Chen, C.; Joo, J.C.; Minasov G.; Dubrovska, I.; Winsor, J.R.; Myszka, D.G.; Duban, M.; Shuvalova, L.; Yakunin, A.F.; Anderson, W.F.
Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography 2015, 71 pp. 1159- 1175.

Nanocrystalline cellulose grafted phthalocyanine: A heterogeneous catalyst for selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols and alkyl arenes at room temperature in a green solvent
Chauhan, P.; Yan, N.
RSC Advances 2015, 5 (47) pp. 37517-37520.

A Hyaluronan-Based Injectable Hydrogel Improves the Survival and Integration of Stem Cell Progeny following Transplantation
Ballios, B.G.; Cooke, M.J.; Donaldson, L.; Coles, B.L.K.; Morshead, C.M.; Van derKooy, D.; Shoichet, M.S.
Stem Cell Reports 2014, in press

Some observations regarding the behavior of boron subphthalocyanines in polar aprotic solvents
Paton, A.S.; Bender, T.P.
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2014, 18 (10-11) pp. 1051-1056.


Chem Eng Events

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

June 4, 2015 - Molly Shoichet Symposium on Innovations in Regenerative Medicine, 1-5pm, Sandford Fleming Building, Rm. 1105

June 15, 2015 - Spring Convocation


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