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In the News

ChemE Members Inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Three members of the ChemE community were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 20, during the CAE Annual Meeting in Montreal. Professors Yu-Ling Cheng and Mark Kortschot (MASc 8T5), as well as Alumnus Savvas Hatzikiriakos (ChemE 6T9, PhD 7T2) are among the 48 new Fellows elected by the Academy. Read more.

Yu-Ling Cheng Named U of T Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering

ChemE Professor Yu-Ling Cheng, Director of the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN), has been recognized by the University of Toronto with a Distinguished Professor Award. Established in 2009, this award is designed to advance and recognize individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments. Professor Cheng will hold the title of Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering for a five-year term effective July 1. Read more.

The Class of 1T3: Passionate, Energetic, Involved

Over 1,000 U of T Engineering students graduate every year. Each one of them is exceptional, and each one has a story to tell - including Catherine Phillips-Smith (ChemE 1T3). Read more.

Celebrating International Student Research Exchanges

From June 4 to 8, U of T Engineering hosted the 12th Consortium on Sustainable Materials (COSM) UT2 Graduate Student Workshop. This year’s conference, ‘Materials for Sustainability,’ brought together 14 faculty and graduate students from the University of Tokyo, and more than 30 professors and graduate students from U of T’s departments of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE), Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE). Read more.


June 21, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 21

In this issue:

Departmental News
Chem Eng Events


Departmental News


Grad Office

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. Please try and bring your own mug, as paper cups are limited.

Research Office

Investigation of structural changes of alkaline-extracted wood using X-ray microtomography and X-ray diffraction: A comparison of microwave versus conventional method of extraction
Panthapulakkal, S., Sain, M.
Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology 2013, 33(2) pp. 92-102

Advantages of low pH and limited oxygenation in arsenite removal from water by zero-valent iron
Klas, S., Kirk, D.W.
Journal of Hazardous Materials, 252-253 pp. 77-82

Repair of the injured spinal cord by transplantation of neural stem cells in a hyaluronan-based hydrogel
Mothe, A.J., Tam, R.Y., Zahir, T., Tator, C.H., Shoichet, M.S.
Biomaterials 2013, 34(15) pp.3775-3783

Identification of Dehalobacter reductive dehalogenases that catalyse dechlorination of chloroform, 1,1,1- trichloroethane and 1,1-dichloroethane
Tang, S., Edwards, E.A.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2013, 368 (1616)

Overview of organohalide-respiring bacteria and a proposal for a classification system for reductive dehalogenases  
Hug, L.A., Maphosa, F., Leys, D., Löffler, F.E., Smidt, H., Edwards, E.A., Adrian, L.
Philosophical Transactions of the royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368(1616)




ChemE Events in Photographs

To view images from CEGSA's Spring Formal, click here. To view images from LOT's tour of the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, click here.

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 21. Information about how to submit a job proposal is available online through the Career Centre.

Special Conference

Are you interested to learn about Canada's groundwater? If yes, attend Underground Intelligence - a special conference being on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place). Space is limited. To register, click here. To view full details, 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

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


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