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Alison McGuigan elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

alison mcguiganProfessor Alison McGuigan (ChemE, IBBME) has been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Established in 2014, the College is the country’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Read more.

CSChE Conference schedule now live!

Check out this year's program and schedule. Don't forget to register by Tuesday, September 25 to get the early-bird deal.

wine and cheeseCEGSA Wine and Cheese starts at 5pm!

CEGSA will be hosting its annual Wine and Cheese event TODAY in GB202. The event starts at 5pm. This is a great time for staff, students and faculty to meet each other at the start of the new academic year while enjoying some delicious cheeses, wine and beer.

Alumni Mentorship Program kick-off event on Wed, Sep 19

The Alumni Mentorship Program is now open to graduate students (MASc, MEng and PhD). Matches meet at the program’s kick-off event on Wednesday, September 19. For more information, including details on how to participate, click here.

Large trucks are biggest culprits of near-road air pollution: U of T Engineering study

A two-year U of T Engineering study has revealed large trucks to be the greatest contributors to black carbon emissions close to major roadways. Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) hopes these results gets city planners and residents thinking more about the density of trucks, rather than the concentration of vehicle traffic, outside their homes, schools and daycares. The study was recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Read more.

Grad student wins 2017 Acta Student Award

ChemE PhD student Locke Davenport Huyer, supervised by Professor Milica Radisic (ChemE, IBBME), has won a 2017 Acta Student Award for his paper entitled, Moldable elastomeric polyester-carbon nanotube scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering. Read more.

Another sucessful year at UnERD

During the summer our students presented at the Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD). Three of our research students went home with prizes. Among all podium presentations delivered, Andrew Pickerin (ChemE 1T8+PEY) won second place for his talk entitled, Sustained release of a thermostabilized mutant of Chondroitinase ABC for treatment of spinal cord injury. He also received top honours for all podium and poster presentations given in the Materials Science & Biomaterials category. Alicia Hill Turner (ChemE 2T0) and Ge Lan Wang (ChemE 2T0) both received top honours for their presentations given in the Chemical Engineering & Engineering Education category. The title of Turner’s project is Organic pollutants in house dust after the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires. The title of Wang’s project is Stability and Retention Rate of Iron in Triple Fortified Salt under different storage conditions. Congratulations to all our winners!


September 14, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 32

In this issue:

Chem Eng Events




2018 Safety training schedule for new researchers and 4th-year students

CHE 2222H - New graduate students / PDFs / research associates / research assistants / lab technicians / visiting researchers:

  • Evaluation Examination - Tuesday, September 18, 12-1pm, WB116

4th-year undergraduate students:

  • Evaluation Examination - Tuesday, September 18, 12-12:30pm, WB116

MEng Project Day on Tue, Oct 2

MEng project dayThe Grad Office will be hosting the Department's first MEng Project Day on Tuesday, October 2 in WB215 from 2-4pm. All professors are welcome to attend to promote their MEng projects. For more information, email Brandon Wells at grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca.

Save the date: CEGSA Thanksgiving Lunch on Thu, Oct 4

CEGSA's Thanksgiving Lunch will likely take place this year on Thursday, October 4 from 12-1pm in the grad common room. Mark your calendars to to not miss out on this delicious feast!


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, October 17 - LLE: Angela Belcher, MIT (Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture), Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment and Medicine, WB116 from 12-1pm

Sunday, October 21 to Tuesday, October 23 - CEAB visit

Sunday, October 28 to Wednesday, October 31 - XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference: Sheraton Centre, for more information visit www.csche2018.ca

Monday, November 12 - LLE: Lutgarde Raskin, University of Michigan (AEESP Distinguished Lecture Series), co-hosted with CivMin, Ryerson, and York, Can engineering controls shape the drinking water microbiome and reduce the risk of opportunistic infections?, time and location TBD

Wednesday, November 21 - LLE: Alan Aspuru-Guzik, U of T, Department of Chemistry, Closed-loop discovery of materials: Robotics, artificial intelligence and predictive methods for the design of active organic materials, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, December 5 - LLE: Ron Weiss, MIT, Mammalian Synthetic Biology: Foundation and Therapeutic Applications, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - LLE: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Reaction Mechanisms and Structure Sensitivity for Heterogeneous Catalyst Discovery from First-Principles, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - LLE: John Lienhard, MIT, Co-hosted with IWI, Thermodynamics and Transport in Desalination Systems Engineering, WB116 from 12-1pm

Friday, February 22, 2019 - GRD: Great Hall, Hart House, full day

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - LLE: Jennifer Case, Virginia Tech (Education Lecture and Seminar), co-hosted with ISTEP, Going beyond the fads and jargon: What does research tell us about teaching for high quality learning in science and engineering?, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - LLE: Ian Gilmore, National Physical Laboratory, UK, co-hosted with OCAAM, Metabolic imaging at the single-cell scale - recent advances and future challenges in mass spectrometry imaging, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - LLE: Alfred Spormann, Stanford, Microbial Electrosynthesis for a Carbon-neutral Energy and Chemicals Economy, WB116 from 12-1pm


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