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Professor Bradley Saville Appears on BNN

Yesterday, Professor Bradley Saville appeared on the Business News Network (BNN) to discuss biofuel opportunities in the prairie provinces. To watch, click here.

Professor Elizabeth Edwards Talks Career and Parenthood

Elizabeth Edwards, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Toronto and the mother of three children, the youngest of whom is now 19, credits her outlook to great mentorship. Her late mother was a professor of urban planning at McGill University in the 1970s and 1980s when there was a major pay restructuring after a salary survey revealed that female faculty earned significantly less than men. “She was one of those pioneers who really believed in equal rights and equal pay. She was a great role model.” Edwards drew on this example in her own career. To read more, click here.

CSChE Chemical Engineering Local Section Scholarship

Bo Zhang (ChemE 1T3 + PEY) is this year's CSChE Chemical Engineering Local Section Scholarship winner. The scholarship recognizes leadership qualities and demonstrated contributions to CSChE, as well as academic performance. To learn more about Bo's achievement, click here.


August 29, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 28

In this issue:

Research Office
Chem Eng Events


Research Office



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

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

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

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, 34(7) pp. 568-573




2013 Safety Training Schedule

CHE 2222H - New Graduate Students/PDF/Res.Assoc./Res.Assistant, Lab.Tech. and Visiting Researchers
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 9:10 am – 11:45 am, SF-1105
Evaluation Examination – Friday, September 20, 2013, 12-1pm, WB-116

4th Year Undergraduate
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 9:10 am – 11:45 am, SF-1105
Evaluation Examination –  Friday, September 20,. 2013, 12-12:30pm, WB-116

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. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca by 9am on Tuesday, September 3.

Welcome to the ChemE Family!

Andrew Knox, a PhD student with SOCAAR co-supervised by Professor Greg Evans, is the proud new father of Joanna Joy Long born on Thursday, August 22.

Azadeh Namazi, a PhD student supervised by Professor Charles Jia, is the proud new mother of Nikka Roshdi born on Friday, August 23.

iLead ChemE

iLead ChemE, formerly LOT|ChemE will be hosting its first meeting on Tuesday, September 17 from 8-9am in WB 215. All new and returning students are encouraged to come out. Please help promote to students.

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

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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

September 4, 2013 - Orientation: Faculty and staff are invited to the intro session in WB116 at 12pm and lunch in WB238 (Undergrad Common Room) at 12:30pm.

September 18, 2013 - Irving O. Shoichet Lecture: Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Protein and Materials Engineering for Modulating Regenerative and Immune Responses, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

September 25, 2013 - LLE: Sam Marcuson, Vale Canada Limited, Innovation, Leadership and Sustainability in the Resource Industry, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

November 20, 2013 - LLE: Michael E. Mackay, University of Delaware, Solar Energy and Plastics - Do These Two Words Belong Together, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

November 27, 2013 - LLE: David Julian McClements, University of Massachusetts, Structured Colloidal Delivery Systems for Encapsulation and Delivery of Bioactive Components, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

January 8, 2014 - LLE: Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta, Opening the Black Box of Nanostructure Syntheses - Steps to Understanding Chemistry on the Nanoscale, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

January 15, 2014 - LLE: Suzanne Kresta, University of Alberta, Innovation, Reliability, or Both? Education for Engineers as Entrepreneurs and Leaders, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

March 26, 2014 - LLE: Norman J. Wagner, University of Delaware, Shear Thickening Fluids and their Applications as Field-responsive Protective Materials, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

April 2, 2014 - LLE: Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School, Building with Biology for Health and Sustainability, 12:30-2pm, WB116.


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