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Kathleen StebeLectures at the Leading Edge on Wed, Oct 18

On Wednesday, October 18 from 12-1pm in WB116, Kathleen Stebe from the University of Pennsylvania will be giving a talk entitled, Curvature Directed Assembly of Colloids at Interfaces.

IWI seminar on Thu, Oct 26

On Thursday, October 26, IWI will be hosting a special seminar from 2-3pm in WB215. Associate Professor Faisal Hai from the University of Wollongong, Australia, will be giving a talk entitled, Affluence from effluents: safe disposal, reuse, and energy harnessing from sewage and biosolids.

Andrew and KennyTwo recent alumni return to speak to fourth-year class

On Friday, October 6 and on behalf of CSA, Andrew Kostruba (ChemE 1T6+PEY) and Kenny Wei (ChemE 1T6+PEY) returned to campus to present to our fourth-year Plant Design students. They spoke about why and how to apply standards to capstone design. Andrew and Kenny were part of the winning student team for the 2017 CSA Academic Challenge, an annual competition that engages students in the world of standards, as well as highlights the benefits, challenges and opportunities of their application in the workplace and in everyday life. Click here for details regarding the 2018 Academic Challenge.

Canada’s Top School by Reputation 2018: University of Toronto

On Wednesday, October 11, Maclean’s named the University of Toronto Canada’s Top School by Reputation for 2018. With almost 90,000 students, 14,000 faculty and a network of almost 600,000 alumni, the University of Toronto is often described as a “city within a city.” Students from across the globe are drawn to the school’s 700-plus undergrad and almost 300 graduate programs for a world-class education at the institution that turned out grads including Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Clarkson, David Cronenberg and Michael Ondaatje. In fact, the number of foreign students who accepted admissions in 2017 rose 20 per cent over the previous year. A recent report in the Boston Globe cites the school’s cultural diversity as one of the reasons for the influx. Read the full Maclean’s story by Jennifer Goldberg, which features a photo of Yaji Ke (ChemE 2T0) performing a titration in Assistant Professor Jennifer Farmer’s lab.

PhD opportunity - apply asap

If you’re thinking of doing a PhD, there’s an opportunity starting in January or May 2018. The successful PhD candidate would help investigate the amounts and factors related to the release of microfibers and contaminants from clothing, and would be co-supervised by Miriam Diamond and Chelsea Rochman from U of T, as well as Lisa Jautunen and Amila de Silva from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Funding is available for four years. For more information, including how to apply, click here.


October 13, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 34

In this issue:

Chem Eng Events




BioZone Mass Spectrometry Facility: User Meeting on Mon, Oct 23

The BioZone Mass Spectrometry Facility is holding its annual user meeting (open to all) on Monday, October 23 from 9am to 2pm. Topics include:

  • New developments in mass spectrometry analysis
  • Using mass spectrometry to support research
  • Starting material requirements, sample prep, and protocol development

For more info and registration, click here.

Chem Club's Research Repository

Chem Club would like to invite professors to join its Research Repository to make student research a bit more accessible to ChemE undergrads. Professors can forward their details to michael.fediw@mail.utoronto.ca

Call: International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 20 fellowships to prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries, who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will go to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project. For detailed information and all application requirements, click here. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme or would like individual guidance, please email info@avh.de.

CIFST's New Professionals Program

The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) has a new committee: the New Professionals Program. The committee is seeking two student representatives from each Ontario College and University. If you are a grad student interested in representing U of T, please contact Sophia Walterfor more information. She can be reached at swalter@powellmay.cbpowell.com.

Call: CIFST volunteers

The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) is looking for volunteers to assist with two upcoming events: its annual Ontario Technical Session on Friday, October 20 and its Tabletop Suppliers Night on Tuesday, November 7. If you'd like to help out for either of these events, contact Sophia Walter. She can be reached at swalter@powellmay.cbpowell.com.


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, October 18 - LLE - Kathleen Stebe, University of Pennsylvania, Curvature Directed Assembly of Colloids at Interfaces, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 22 - LLE - William Sampson, University of Manchester, Optimising Structure-Property Dependencies of Stochastic Materials by Probabilistic Modelling, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, December 6 - LLE - Julia Kornfield, California Institute of Technology, Megasupramolecules, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - LLE - Philip Jessop, Queen's University, Co2-Switchable Materials, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - LLE - Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, CleanTech Meets FinTech: A Data-Driven e-Ship Disruption in Environmental Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, February 23, 2018 - ChemE Graduate Research Day (ChemE GRD) - Details coming soon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - LLE - Sanjay Sarma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2017 AEESP Distinguished Lecture/LLE - Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant "Superbugs" in Sewage Treatment Plants, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2nd annual Chemical Engineering Exhibition and 33rd Chemical Engineering Dinner - Details coming soon

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - LLE - Kristala Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116


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