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Department Granted Six-Year Accreditation

We have just learned that our program has received accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) for a full six years, the maximum amount of time.

This is a great credit to everyone in our Department (faculty, staff and students) who participated. A special thank you to the Undergraduate Office (Graeme Norval, Jane Chung and Sabrin Mohamed) for effectively managing the process.


July 12, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 23

In this issue:

Research Office
Chem Eng Events


Research Office


Boron, aluminum, gallium, and indium complexes of 1,3-bis(2-pyridylimino) isoindoline (BPI)
Dang, J.D., Bender, T.P.
Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2013, 30 pp. 147-151

Super-resolved FT-IR spectroscopy: Strategies, challenges, and opportunities for membrane biophysics
Li, J.J., Yip, C.M.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta- Biomembranes 2013, Articles not published yet, but available online Article in Press

The expanding scope of air pollution monitoring can facilitate sustainable development
Knox, A., Mykhaylova, N., Evans, G.J., Lee, C.J., Karney, B., Brook, J.R.
Science of the total environment 2013, 448 pp.189-196

Design considerations of polymeric nanoparticle micelles for chemotherapeutic delivery
Ho, K.S., Shoichet, M.S.
Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 2013, 2(1) pp. 53-59

Cardiac tissue engineering
Chiu, L.L.Y., Radisic, M.
Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 2013, 2(1) pp. 41-52




Internal Grant Secured to Create New Initiative on Exposomics

Many chronic diseases are now believed to be due to a combination of an individual's genome and their cumulative environmental exposure. Exposome, analogous to genome, is an emerging approach to assessing this exposure. Internationally very large research initiatives are planned or underway in this new field but there has been little activity to date in Canada. Internal funding has just been awarded to a team lead by Chemical Engineering Professor Greg Evans to launch an exposomics research initiative, as a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. This three year $350,000 project will bring together and leverage existing infrastructure, expertise and research activities across our University. The objective will be to put in place a foundation of people, methods and pilot data needed to support large research proposals and help position our University to become a leader in this exciting new research field.

Irving O. Shoichet Lecture

The 2013 Irving O. Shoichet Lecture will featureProfessor Jeffrey A. Hubbell from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Professor Hubbell's research focuses on biomaterial issues in tissue engineering, cell-based therapies, drug delivery and medical devices. He will be speaking on September 18 from 12:30-2pm in WB116. Professor Molly Shoichet welcomes suggestions for next year's speaker. Please send your recommendations directly to her office.

LOT Seeking Judges

LOT|ChemE Summer is looking for volunteers to participate as judges for its annual Leadership Project Presentations on August 16 from 12-4pm. If you are interested in being a judge, please contact Cecilia Konney at cecilia.konney@utoronto.ca by July 22. Thank you in advance for your support.


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