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Hundreds of Students to Benefit from $6.6 Million in Training Funds

Molly ShoichetHundreds of U of T students and postdoctoral fellows will benefit from $6.6 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council’s CREATE program, which trains the next generation of researchers to tackle Canada’s most pressing scientific challenges.

The CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) program aims to improve the mentoring and training environment by improving communication, collaboration and professional skills, as well as providing experience relevant to both academic and non-academic research environments.

Four successful projects – one from the ChemE community – will receive $1.65 million each over six years. Together, the projects will offer the equivalent of 398 student-years of training (some students will train for more than one year, so the actual number of students will be smaller).

‘Manufacturing, Materials and Mimetics (M3),’ directed by Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME), is based on the ideas that the next generation of cellular therapeutics will depend on engineering and manufacturing cell-based products, and that the global market for regenerative medicine is large and growing. For the full story, click here.


August 12, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 26

In this issue:

In the News
Chem Eng Events


In the News


Graeme Norval Wins 2013 Process Safety Management Award

Associate Chair and Undegraduate Coordinator Graeme Norval (ChemE 8T3, MASc 8T5, PhD 8T9) has been named this year's receipient of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Process Safety Management Award. The honour recognizes excellence in the leadership and dedication to the field of Canadian process safety and loss management (PSLM). Read more.

ChemE Professors Win the TAPPI PEERS Conference Best Paper Award

For the second year in a row, Professors Honghi Tran (PhD 8T2) and Vlad Papengelakis were recognized with the TAPPI PEERS Conference Best Paper Award for their paper titled Formation of pirsonnite in green liquor handling systems. Read more.

Fortifying Tea with Iron Project Wins Prestigious Science Grant

ChemE Professors Edgar Acosta, Yu-Ling Cheng and Levente Diosady (ChemE 6T6, PhD 7T2) have been awarded a prestigious science grant that will allow them to develop an idea to fortify tea leaves with iron, a project that could help reduce the maternal and perinatal death rate in the developing world. Read more.

Bioengineering Skin on a Mass Scale

Last fall, a team at the University of Toronto (including ChemE Professor Milica Radisic) invented a prototype 3D printer that, instead of extruding layers of plastic and other inorganic materials into physical shapes, builds layer upon layer of cell-laden tissue, a process that could lead to the cheap, rapid production of human skin. Read more.




Acting Chair

Paul Jowlabar will be Acting Chair from Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23 (inclusive). Graeme Norval will be Acting Chair from Monday, August 26 to Friday, August 30 (inclusive).

First Year ChemE Orientation

The Department will be hosting it's annual First Year Orientation Lunch on Wednesday, September 4. The festivities will begin with a brief intro session in WB116. All staff and faculty are encouraged to help welcome our new students during this intro session and then join us for lunch in the Undergrad Common Room. The intro session will run from 12-12:30pm and lunch from 12:30-2pm. To RSVP, send an email to jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca

U of T Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

Enjoy an afternoon of great college football with your friends and family at the Varsity Blues season opener at Varsity Centre. U of T faculty and staff tickets are only $10 each and includes a FREE hot dog, chips and soft drink with every adult ticket purchased. Youth 17 and under who attend with you are free. Purchase your tickets online and use CODE: APP13. If you have any questions contact blues.tickets@utoronto.ca or 416-946-3811.

CEGSA Blue Jay Game

There are only a few weeks left before the start of a new semester and to start it off CEGSA is holding its annual outing to a Jays game vs the New York Yankees on Tuesday, September 17. The evening will include a tutorial on the rules of baseball beforehand provided by Professor and Chair Grant Allen in WB215 from 5-7pm, pizza and pop will also be provided! Tickets are only $5 per person! If you're interested in attending please email fanghui.dong@mail.utoronto.ca before Friday, August 30!

CEGSA Golf Tournament: Yay or Nay

CEGSA is considering the resurrection of its golf tournament but first would like to gauge interest. The tournament would be held at the Lakeview Golf Course in Mississauga sometime in mid-Sept. The expected costs are approximately $70 (with power carts) or $50 (without carts). For those who do not have their own golf clubs, there are rental clubs available for about $35 per set. Please email peter.schnurr@mail.utoronto.ca if you are interested in potentially playing.

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.


Chem Eng Events

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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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