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In the News

UK Believes in Diosady's Iron Fortified Tea Solution

The UK is backing new research into iron fortified tea leaves, which it is hoped will save the lives of thousands of mothers and babies in the developing world.
Across the world, a woman dies in childbirth every 2 minutes.

Dr Levente Diosady, a professor of chemical engineering and applied chemistry at the University of Toronto, suggests a simple iron-enriched cuppa could be part of the solution. Read more.

ChemE Students Perform Well at UnERD 2013

Scott Orr (ChemE 1T4) is one of three grand winners who will have his work published in the Canadian Young Scientist Journal.

Morning Session Winner Podium C: Scott Orr (ChemE 1T4)
Morning Session Runner-up Podium C: Alexandra Tavasoli (ChemE 1T3 + PEY)

Afternoon Session Winner Poster B: Artur Alves (exchange student in ChemE)
Afternoon Session Runner-up Poster B: Siyan Guo (ChemE 1T5)

Afternoon Session Winner Poster F: Eric Shum (ChemE 1T5)
Afternoon Session Runner-up Poster F: Jerry Fung (ChemE 1T5)

To view full results from UnERD 2013, visit http://unerd.skule.ca/participant-results/


September 6, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 29

In this issue:

Research Publications
Chem Eng Events


Research Publications

An integrated modelling approach to estimate urban traffic emissions
Misra, A., Roorda, M.J., MacLean, H.L.
Atmospheric Environment, 2013, 73 pp. 81-91

Algae biofilm growth and the potential to stimulate lipid accumulation through nutrient starvation
Schnurr, P.J., Espie, G.S., Allen, D.G.
Bioresource Technology 2013, 136pp. 337-344

An algorithm to quantify correlated collective cell migration behavior
Slater, B., Londono, C., McGuigan, A.P.
BioTechniques 2013, 54(2) pp. 87-92

Life cycle greenhouse gas impacts of ethanol, biomethane and limonene production from citrus waste
Pourbafrani, M., McKechnie, J., Maclean, H.L., Saville, B.A.
Environmental Research Letters 2013. 8(1), art. No. 015007




First Year ChemE Orientation

On Wednesday, September 4 the Department held its welcome session and lunch for the Class of 1T7. To view pics from the day, click here.

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!

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 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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