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LLE 2017-18

The schedule for this year's Lectures at the Leading Edge (LLE) series is now available. Click here for the full schedule.

Recent student achievements

Congratulations to Chenbo (Sophie) Xu, a 4th-year summer student supervised by Professor Vlad Papangelakis, for winning first prize for best poster presentation in the Chemical Engineering category during UnERD 2017.

The following students, also supervised by Professor Papangelakis, received awards/scholarships from the Hydrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Petroleum (CIM):

  • Chenbo (Sophie) Xu (4th- year summer student): Hydrometallurgy Undergraduate Scholarship ($2,500)
  • Eric Shum (MASc 2nd year): 2017 Ernest Peters Master's Award for his thesis project of natural freezing/melting technology for water recovery from industrial inorganic effluents ($3,000)
  • Sahar Ayaz (4th-year thesis student): Lucy Rosato Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Engineering ($5,000)

August 25, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 27

In this issue:

Departmental Events




First-year orientation

If you are a faculty or staff member who registered for first-year orientation events on Wednesday, September 6, just a quick reminder that the intro session will take place in WB116 from 12-12:30pm and lunch in WB238 (undergrad common room) from 12:30-2pm. If you are a faculty or staff member who would like to attend one or both of these events but have yet to register, please accept the calendar invites sent to you on Monday, August 14.

Training for 4th-year students and new grad students/researchers

Training will take place on Tuesday, September 5 from 9:10am to 12pm in WB116. Please click on the relevant link below for more info:

Safety training for new admin staff

All new admin staff must complete safety training courses. Please visit, http://healthandsafety.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/ and click on "New Administrative Staff" to complete all the required courses. Upon completion of all requirements, submit the confirmation to Gelareh at gelareh.bankian.tabrizi@utoronto.ca. If you have any questions, please contact Gelareh.



Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, September 20 - Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture/LLE - Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology, Innovation by Evolution: Brining New Chemistry to Life, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, October 4 - LLE - David Dreisinger, University of British Columbia, The Role of Hydrometallurgy in Meeting the Supply Chain for Life in the 21st Century, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, October 18 - LLE - Kathleen Stebe, University of Pennsylvania, Curvature Directed Assembly of Colloids at Interfaces, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 22 - LLE - William Sampson, University of Manchester, Optimising Structure-Property Dependencies of Stochastic Materials by Probabilistic Modelling, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, December 6 - LLE - Julia Kornfield, California Institute of Technology, Megasupramolecules, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - LLE - Philip Jessop, Queen's University, Co2-Switchable Materials, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - LLE - Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, CleanTech Meets FinTech: A Data-Driven e-Ship Disruption in Environmental Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, February 23, 2018 - ChemE Graduate Research Day (ChemE GRD) - Details coming soon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - LLE - Sanjay Sarma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2017 AEESP Distinguished Lecture/LLE - Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant "Superbugs" in Sewage Treatment Plants, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2nd annual Chemical Engineering Exhibition and 33rd Chemical Engineering Dinner - Details coming soon

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - LLE - Kristala Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116


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