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Photo of Jennifer Farmer featured in Maclean's

Jennifer Farmer

The above photo of Prof. Jennifer Farmer with a student in her lab was recently featured in a Maclean's article describing U of T as the "Harvard of the North." Read more.

Molly Shoichet talks "Artful Science" on CBC's Metro Morning

On Wednesday, October 10, Prof. Molly Shoichet appeared on CBC’s Metro Morning to discuss “Artful Science,” a collaborative initiative between the Department of Ambiance and Aesthetics, Greater Toronto Airports Authority and her own University of Toronto Research 2 Reality team. The exhibit, which will be on display at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport until December 2018, features a collection of 16 stem cell images, five computational biology images and three quantum physics images. The images are products of the scientific output of researchers at the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, the University of Guelph, and the University of British Columbia. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Listen to Prof. Shoichet’s CBC appearance here.

LLE starts on Wed, Oct 17

Don't forget our first LLE seminar is Wednesday, October 17 from 12-1pm in WB116. The talk will be given by MIT’s Angela Belcher, this year’s Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecturer. Her presentation is entitled, Giving new life to materials for energy, the environment and medicine.

calling all volunteersOn-call session chairs needed for CSChE Conference!

PhDs, Postdocs and Conference Co-organizers, if you're attending (or plan to register for) the CSChE Conference and wouldn't mind being an on-call session chair for talks taking place between Monday, October 29 to Wednesday, October 31 (you don’t have to do all three days), please complete the online form by Wednesday, October 17. In the event that scheduled session chairs fail to attend (highly unlikely), on-call session chairs simply need to announce the session's speakers (name and talk title), as well as keep track of time.

International Young Water Professionals Conference: Call for workshops and abstracts closing on Mon, Oct 15!

water conferenceThe International Young Water Professionals Conference will be held in Toronto from Sunday, June 23 to Thursday, June 27, 2019. Attending the conference will be over 300 young professionals who work and do research in the area of water and the environment. The conference is now accepting workshops and abstracts until Monday, October 15, 2018. Don’t miss out on your chance to present at this international conference!

Special talk on Mon, Oct 15

On Monday, October 15, Dr. Carla Ng from the University of Pittsburgh’s Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, will be giving a talk entitled, The Problem with Persistence: PFAS as Extreme Emerging Water Contaminant. The talk will start at 4:10pm in SF3201.

Info session on Thu, Oct 18

MIT Technology & Policy Program will be hosting an info session on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8pm in BA1240. Cassie Rosen (EngSci 1T4+PEY) will share her experience in the program through a brief presentation followed by a Q&A. Want to connect with Rosen directly? Find her in the EngSci Group in U of T Engineering CONNECT.


October 12, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 36

In this issue:

Chem Eng Events




PDF opportunity at IBBME

Prof. Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) is looking to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the area of Inflammatory response to biomaterials – biomaterial synthesis. The start date is Tuesday, January 1, 2019. For more information as well as details on how to apply, click here. Please feel free to share this annoucement with potential candidates.

Engineering Leadership Seminar on Wed, Oct 17

Troost ILead's first Engineering Leadership Seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 17 from 11:10am to 12pm in GB202. Professor and Chair Tracey Adams from Western University's Department of Sociology will discuss how much autonomy engineers have in the workplace and what kind of ethical pressure they experience. For more info, click here.

Discounted WISE tickets available until Wed, Oct 31

Women in Science and Engineering is proud to present our 7th National Conference in January 2019. Participants will hear from inspirational leaders from a wide range of STEM fields, expand their skillset through technical and professional development workshops, and challenge themselves in competitions. Tickets can be purchased online here. The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has generously offered to provide $20 tickets to all students from the Faculty (80% off regular ticket price). Discounted tickets are available until Wednesday, October 31. If you're a student and would like a discounted ticket, email amrrita.sethi@wiseuoft.org for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: CEGSA Holiday Lunch on Thu, Dec 6

It's that time of year again, please save Thursday, December 6 in your calendar for CEGSA's annual Holiday Lunch. The festive event will run from 12-1pm in the grad common room.


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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