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News and Events

CEGSA Semi-Formal

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the CEGSA Semi-Formal on Friday, June 26. Tickets are only $45 and the price includes an open bar!! To buy a ticket, contact Jeremy Dang (jdpenny.dang@mail.utoronto.ca) or come to Fika from 2:30-3:30pm. Guests or plus ones are welcomed!

Levente Diosady Wins Prestigious Food Science Award

During the 12th International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF 12) held from June 14-18, Professor Levente Diosady was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. Only 46 of these awards have been given out since its inception.

ChemE Profs Receive ORF Funding

This week, U of T Engineering received $16.9 million from the Government of Ontario to advance 13 innovative research projects. Awarded through the Ontario Research Fund (ORF), two ChemE professors will receive funding to further their projects.

  • Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) – Extraction, Processing, and Recycling of Strategic Materials ($115,214)
  • Elodie Passeport (ChemE, CivE) – Stable Isotope Facility for Improved Understanding of the Fate and Removal of Emerging Contaminants in Water ($200,000)

For the full list of Faculty projects receiving funding, click here.

Spring Convocation 2015

Two recent grads from ChemE are among the Faculty's top 16 new alumni to watch out for. Read full story to learn more about Meruyert Kobikova (ChemE 1T5) and Solmaz Tabtabaei (ChemE PhD 1T5).

On a separate note, a big thank you to all faculty and staff who participated in Spring Convocation on June 15. You helped make the day special for our new alumni and their families. To view pictures from the day, click here.

BizSkule Panel Says Emotional Intelligence is Key to Effective Leadership

Effective leaders need to be tactical, analytical and empathetic - three traits emphasized by a panel of business executives at BizSkule’s From Crisis to Opportunity: Leadership for Challenging Times.

On May 27, Claudio D’Ambrosio (ChemE 7T9), Constantine Karayannopoulos (ChemE 8T3, MASc 8T8) and Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9), painted a vivid picture of the high-stakes pressures of leadership for a gathering of alumni, faculty and students at Bennett Jones’ law office in Toronto’s First Canadian Place. Read full story. View pictures from the event.


June 19, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 23

In this issue:

Grad Office


Grad Office


PhD Departmental Oral - A. Boza Troncoso

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, June 23 in WB215 at 3pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. C. M. Yip; Supervisor(s): Prof. E. J. Acosta; Other Member(s): Prof. Y-L. Cheng, Prof. C. A. Mims

PhD Reading Committee Meeting - G. Kolliopoulos

Date of Meeting: Thursday, June 25 in WB139 at 1pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. D. W. Kirk; Supervisor: Prof. V. G. Papangelakis; Other Member(s): Prof. C. Q. Jia




June 22, 11am: Special Talk on Catalysis

Professor Aritomo Yamaguchi from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan will speak about Synthesis of Valuable Chemicals from Nonedible Plant on Monday, June 22 at 11am in WB215. This is the last talk a three part series on catalysis. Click here for more info.

June 22, 2pm: Special Talk on Process Engineering Evolution and Innovations

Professor Xiao Dong Chen from the School of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China will speak about how chemical process engineering has evolved based on the challenges of modern industrialization and sustainable developments. The talk will take place on Monday, June 22 at 2pm in WB407.



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