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Generous donor's gift has big impact on ChemE students and researchers

DSThe name Jan Walter Szymaszek is familiar to anyone who has visited the BioZone conference room named in his honour. As an alumnus (ChemE 4T3) who contributed to the Manhattan Project, he had great affection for our Department, a feeling shared by his wife, Dorothy Szymaszek, who recently established the Jan Walter Szymaszek Chemical Engineering Award in support of undergraduate ChemE students in financial need. The Department greatly appreciates her ongoing support of our students and researchers.

Read more about Dorothy and Jan's lives at U of T and beyond.


Greg Evans Wins OCUFA Teaching Award

EvansChemE Professor Greg Evans has been recognized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) as one of Ontario most outstanding university teachers.

Congratulation, Greg, on this well-deserved accolade!

Read more about the award and Greg's work.



October 2, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 37

In this issue:

Departmental Offices
Chem Eng Events


Departmental Offices


Graduate Office

Ph.D. Qualifying Examination – K. O’Donnell
Date of Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in WB115 at 9 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. Passeport; Supervisor: Prof. E. Master; Other Member(s): Prof. E. Acosta, Prof. A. Yakunin

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – Y. Xiao
Date of Meeting: Friday, October 9, 2015 in WB407 at 10 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. McGuigan; Supervisor: Prof. M. Radisic; Other Member(s): Prof. M. Sefton




Department Self-Study -- Staff & Graduate Student Surveys

Calling all staff and graduate students! The Department is undergoing a Self-Study and needs your input. If you have not already done so, please complete either the staff survey or graduate student survey by Wed, Oct 7. We thank you in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Lectures at the Leading Edge - Milo Koretsky, Oct. 7

LLEEngineering Education – What’s in Store for the Next 100 Years?
Wed, Oct 7 | 12:30PM - 2:00PM | WB116

Graduate student discussion session to follow at 2:00PM in WB115.

Those who registered for Prof. Koretsky's workshop are reminded that it will take place on Thurs, Oct 8 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM in WB407, followed by a light lunch.

Get out the vote!

Federal election day is October 19! The Faculty is mounting a small non-partisan campaign to encourage students to vote. Please help by reminding students of the importance of their participation and by pointing them at useful resources:

Elections Canada information for first-time voters and students

Vote Compass - for those who are still undecided


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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

Monday, October 12 - Thanksgiving, the University will be closed.

Saturday, October 17 - Fall Campus Days, prospective student can register online.

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

Thursday, November 26 - Scholars & Leaders Reception, 6-8pm, Massey College

Friday, November 27 - Chem Club Dinner and Dance, 6-10pm, Atlantis (955 Lakeshore Blvd W)

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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