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News and Events

Edgar Acosta Appointed to Professor

edgar acostaThe department would like to congratulate Edgar Acosta who was recently appointed from Associate Professor to Professor. Professor Acosta's research interests include: colloids and formulation engineering; formulation, characterization, and phase behavior of surfactant-based fluids: micelles, microemulsions, emulsions, foams, dispersions, lung surfactants and liquid crystals; and surfactant-based processes: oil and bitumen extraction, remediation of oil spills, polymers and nanoparticle synthesis, aqueous solvent extraction.

SOCAAR Launches AirSENCE for Pan Am Games

pan am 2015Researchers from the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) have been developing a new inexpensive technology for monitoring air pollution called AirSENCE. In preparation for the start of the Pan Am games today, the team just launched a web site that indicates air quality at sites across Toronto based upon prototypes of their AirSENCE devices. This site will provide air quality information publicly until the end of Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Learn more.

Nanocomposites Seminar

On Friday, July 31 at 11am in WB215, Dr. Mauro Giorcelli, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), will describe the dispersion of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the nanocomposite (NC), a key issue to obtain uniform and reproducible samples. He will also discuss the electrical characterization of the NCs in microwave frequency. Learn more.


July 10, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 25

In this issue:

Grad Office


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – F. Luo

Date of Meeting: Thursday, July 16 in WB407 at 2pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. R. Mahadevan; Supervisor: Prof. E. A. Edwards; Other Member(s): Prof. A. Yakunin

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – O. Molenda

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, July 14 in WB215 at 11am
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. Savchenko; Supervisor: Prof. E. A. Edwards; Other Member(s): Prof. B. Steipe (Biochemistry)

PhD Department Oral – S. Persaud

Date of Meeting: Monday, July 13 in WB115 at 1pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. D. W. Kirk; Supervisor(s): Prof. R. C. Newman; Other Member(s): Prof. G. Hibbard, Prof. D. Perovic, Prof. V. G. Papangelakis




Acting Chairs

Ramin Farnood: July 13 - 17
Graeme Norval: July 20 -24
Charles Jia: July 27



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August 3, 2015 - Civic Holiday, the University will be closed.

September 7, 2015 - Labour Day, the University will be closed.

September 9, 2015 - First Year Orientation, WB116 and undergrad common room, 10am - 2pm.

September 10, 2015 - Classes Begin


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