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levente diosadyLevente Diosady Elected Fellow of RSC

Professor Levente Diosady has been elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) on the basis of his exceptional contributions to Canadian intellectual life. Diosady is among 13 new fellows elected from the University of Toronto. Across Canada, 87 new fellows were named in 2015. Read more.

mandeepNew Manager at the Centre for Water Innovation

Prior to joining the Centre for Water Innovation, Mandeep Singh Rayat served as a Technical Marketing Specialist for Eco-Tec, a company that spun out of our Department in 1970. He also worked as an Investor Relations & Communications Associate at Avalon Rare Metals, a Canadian mineral development company with a primary focus on rare metals and minerals. He received his MASc under the supervision of Professor Christoper Yip in 2002 and completed his MBA at the Schulich School of Business, York University in 2011.

winecheeseCEGSA Wine and Cheese

CEGSA's annual Wine and Cheese will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at 4:30pm in GB202. Candidates for CEGSA executive positions will be announced during the event.

Engineering Graudate Studies Fair and Networking Event

Join Canada's top engineering schools on Wednesday, October 7 right here on the St. George Campus to explore opportunities for graduate studies and engineering leadership. Participating universities include the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo. To register, click here.

Chemistry Colloquium: Professor Franziska Schoenebeck

Professor Franziska Schoenebeck from RWTH Aachen University will be presenting the Alphora Colloquium Lecture on Friday, September 18 at 10am in room 158, Lash Miller Building. The title of the lecture is New Insights and Developments in Catalysis – An Interplay of Experimental and Computational Tools.

ECE Distinguished Lectures Series

This lecture series kicks-off on Thursday, September 17 with Professor Vincent Poor from Princeton University presenting Fundamental Limits on Information Security and Privacy. Click here for the series full schedule.

MIE Distinguished Seminars

This program is also starting up soon, beginning on Friday, September 25. Seminar schedule and more info can also be found here.


September 11, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 34

In this issue:

Grad Office
Grad Deadlines


Grad Office



Date of Meeting: Monday, September 14 in WB407 at 12:20pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. Chan; Supervisor(s): Prof. G. J. Evans, Prof. J. Wallace; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Brook, Prof. C. Chin


Date of Meeting: Tuesday, September 15 in WB215 at 1pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. McGuigan; Supervisor(s): Prof. P. Santerre; Other Member(s): Prof. P. Gilbert

Doctoral NSERC Awards

Submission deadline: Monday, September 28 at 5pm
Value/Duration: PGS D - $21,000 per year for 2 or 3 years; CGS D - $35,000 per year for 2 or 3 years
Level of Study: Doctoral
Required Legal Status: Domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
Results: March 31, 2016 directly from NSERC via Canada Post
Detail information: refer to email announcement sent on September 3

2016-17 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)

ChemE Student submission deadline: Friday, September 14
Value/Duration: $50,000 per year for three years
Level of study: To support PhD, or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD

2015 CIHR Doctoral Research Awards

Competition deadline: Thursday, October 1
U of T Component of Application: Creating an MRA application & “Institutional Signature”
Deadline to submit MRA: Thursday, September 24
Apply directly to CIHR through ResearchNet
Funding opportunity details are available on ResearchNet
Full application instructions are available on the CIHR website
Application instructions through U of T available on the Research and Innovation website

Graduation for November 2015

MEng and MASc students should request graduation by emailing Cindy Cao (grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca) by Wednesday, September 30. Detailed information was sent previously through an email announcement on Tuesday, August 18. PhD students who completed the Final Oral Defense should contact SGS Doctoral Office to arrange graduation.


Fall Session Deadlines for Grad Students


Monday, September 14 - Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in this week

Wednesday, September 16 - Summer session grades released for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)

Friday, September 18 - Registration for Fall session ends; after this date, a late registration fee will be applied

Monday, September 28
- Last day to add a full year or Fall session courses



Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, September 9 - First Year Orientation, WB116 and undergrad common room, 12-2pm

Thursday, September 10 - Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 16 - LLE , Technology, If Necessary, But Not Necessarily Technology — The Role of Technology in Global Development & Global Health, Yu-Ling Cheng, University of Toronto, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, October 7 - LLE, Engineering Education - What's in Store for the Next 100 Years, Milo Koretsky, Oregon State University, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, October 21 - LLE, Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture, Finding the Right Balance - From Small Molecules to Membrane Proteins, Dame Carol Robinson, Oxford University, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 11 - LLE, Open Source Science: A Road to Industry Engagement and Funding, Aled Edwards, University of Toronto, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 18 - LLE, Engineering Fracking Fluids with Computer Simulation, Eric Stefan Shaqfeh, Stanford University, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 25 - LLE, Molecular Bioinspiration and Interfaces, Markus Linder, Aalto University, Finland, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, December 9 - LLE, Aggregation-Induced Emission: Together We Shine, Ben-Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - LLE, Research in an Industrial Catalysis World: A Lifelong Adventure, Stuart Soled, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - LLE, Bioconversion of Methane by Aerobic Methanotrophic Bacteria, Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - LLE, 2015 AEESP Distinguished Lecturer, The Interplay Between Chemicals and Microbiomes; An Environmental Biotechnology Perspective, Nancy Love, University of Michigan, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - LLE, Making the Environment Part of the Next Generation of Urban Water Infrastructure, David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - LLE, Thermodynamics in Cryobiology: How Math Can Save Knees, Janet Elliott, University of Alberta, 12:30-2pm, WB116


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