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ChemE Prof Wins the 2013 TERMIS Young Investigator Award

Professor Alison McGuigan has been selected as the 2013 Young Investigator Award recipient. The award is presented each year by the Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS) to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. Professor McGuigan will be presented with the award during the 2013 TERMIS-AM conference which will run from November 10-13 in Atlanta, Georgia.


July 18, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 24

In this issue:

Research Office
Chem Eng Events


Research Office

Characterization of hyaluronan-methylcellulose hydrogels for cell delivery to the injured spinal cord
Caicco, M.J., Zahir, T., Mothe, A.J., Ballios, B.G., Kihm, A.J., Tator, C.H., Shoichet, M.S.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 2013- Part A, 101 A (5) pp.1472-1477

Boron subphthalocyanine polymers by facile coupling to poly(acrylic acid-ran-styrene) copolymers synthesized by nitroxide-mediated polymerization and the associated problems with autoinitiation
Lessard, B.H., Bender, T.P.
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2013, 34(7) pp.568-573

Three-dimensional shape transformations of hydrogel sheets induced by small-scale modulation of internal stresses
Wu, Z.L., Moshe, M., Greener, J., Therien-Aubin, H., Nie, Z., Sharon, E., Kumacheva, E.
Nature Communications, 4, art.no.1586

Structural and functional insight into the universal stress protein family
Tkaczuk, K.L., Shumilin, A.I., Chruszcz, M., Evdokimova, E., Savchenko, A., Minor, W.
Evolutionary Applications 2013, 6(3) pp. 434-449

Fusible core molding for the fabrication of branched, perfusable, three-dimensional microvessels for vascular tissue engineering
Martin, C., Sofla, A., Zhang, B., Nunes, S.S., Radisic, M.
International Journal of Artificial Organs, 36(3)pp.159-165




Acting Chair

Graeme Norval will be Acting Chair on Monday, July 22. Charles Jia will be Acting Chair from Tuesday, July 23 to Friday, August 2.

New Associate Professors

Congratulations to Professor Tim Bender and Professor Yuri Lawryshyn who have both been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

PhD Opportunity

If you are interested in a PhD position in Simulation of Climatic Effects of Atmospheric Aerosols, please contact Professor Charles Jia at cq.jia@utoronto.ca

Special Lecture on Friday, August 2

Dr. Jeffrey Karp of Harvard/MIT will be giving a seminar entitled Bio-Inspired Platform Tissue Adhesive Technologies on Friday, August 2 from 10-11am in the Rosebrugh Building, Room 208. For more information, click here. Dr. Karp will stick around after the presentation until 12pm to meet and greet with students.

Irving O. Shoichet Lecture on Wednesday, September 18

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 Wednesday, 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.

Abstract Deadline for UnERD 2013 - Monday, July 22

This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit abstracts for UnERD 2013 is Monday, July 22. Please encourage your summer undergraduate students to participate in this event on Thursday, August 22

LOT Seeking Judges

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


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


August 2, 2013 - Special Lecture: Dr. Jeffrey Karp, Harvard/MIT, Bio-Inspired Platform Tissue Adhesive Technologies, 10-11am, Rosebrugh Building, Room 208.

August 5, 2013 - Civic Holiday: U of T will be closed for the day.

September 2, 2013 - Labour Day: U of T will be closed for the day.

September 18, 2013 - Irving O. Shoichet Lecture: Professor Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 12:30-2pm, Wallberg Building, Room 116.


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