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Cathy Chin
Professor Cathy Chin recently received a Connaught New Researcher Award for her work in catalytic upgrading of biomass derived oxygenates into fuels and commodity chemicals. Read more.

Beverly Bradley
PhD Candidate Beverly Bradley, supervised by Professor Yu-Ling Cheng, recently won the 2013 Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship for her amazing research in biomedical engineering and its applications to poverty and global development, as well as her impactful outreach work. Read more.


May 31, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 18

In this issue:

Departmental News
Chem Eng Events


Departmental News


Office of the Chair

Acting Chair
Professor Ramin Farnood will be Acting Chair on Monday, June 3.

Research Office

Mitacs - 2014 Globalink Faculty Application
This is a fully-funded opportunity to engage an exceptional, international student in a 4-year undergraduate or 5-year dual degree program for an approximate 12-week research internship in the summer of 2014.

  • Students are carefully chosen for excellence and matched to your research needs
  • All students are from a top-tier university in Brazil, China, India, or Mexico
  • All travel, accommodation, living expenses, logistics are covered by Mitacs
  • Globalink students who wish to return for graduate studies may be eligible for a substantial stipend (only available at participating universities)
  • Application deadline: July 31, 2013

For more info, please click here or contact your local Mitacs Rep. For the faculty application form, please click here.

Microenvironment-mediated reversion of epiblast stem cells by reactivation of repressed JAK-STAT signaling
Onishi, K., Tonge, P.D., Nagy, A., Zandstra, P.W.
Integrative Biology (United Kingdom) 2012, 4 (11) pp.1367-1376

Comparison of paraffin nanoemulsions prepared by low-energy emulsification method for latent heat storage
Schalbart, P., Kawaji, M.
International Journal of Thermal Sciences 2013, 67 pp. 113-119

Optimising chlorine compression design with vapour phase nitrogen trichloride destruction
Maka, K., Norval, G.W.
Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 2013, 91(4)pp.718-724

An initial study on soil wettability effects during entrapped LNAPL removal by surfactant flooding in coarse-grained sand media
Puentes Jácome, L.A., Van Geel, P.J.
Journal of Soils and Sediments 2013, pp. 1-11. Articles not published yet, but available online, Article in Press

Grad Office

Office Hours
The Grad Office will be closing at 3pm on Monday, June 3.

ESP TA Positions
ESP is looking for TAs. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 7, 2013. For more details, click here.

June Convocation information and dates are posted at: www.convocation.utoronto.ca

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – J. Virdo
Date of Meeting: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in WB215 at 10:00 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. Y-L. Cheng; Supervisor: Prof. T. Bender; Other Member(s): Prof. M. Sefton

Ph.D. Qualifying Examination – S. Bonilla Tobar
Date of Meeting: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00 am in WB407
Committee: Chair: Prof. H. Tran; Supervisor: Prof. D. G. Allen; Other Member(s): Prof. R. Farnood, Prof. A. Yakunin

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.




Want to Hire a Summer Student?

If you would like to hire a summer student, your proposal must be submitted to the Career Centre by Friday, June 7. Information about how to submit a job proposal is available online through the Career Centre.

Special Lecture

The Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, invites you to attend a book launch and presentation by authors Ralph Pentland and Chris Wood for their new book Down the Drain: How We are Failing to Protect Our Water Resources. The event will take place on Thursday, June 6 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Observatory Site located 315 Bloor Street West. Space is limited. To register, click here. For more info, click here.

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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