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Administrative Staff Awards 2014

The deadline for the Administrative Staff Awards is Friday, December 6. Our department has a small committee empowered with the task of assisting staff members who feel they have an excellent chance of winning one of the awards. For more information about the various awards, visit http://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/Page3257.aspx

The role of the departmental committee is to assess our interested applicant pool and be sure only one candidate for any award from within the department is forwarded to the Faculty's Administrative Awards Committee. If you would like to apply through the departmental committee, here is what we are prepared to do (with your assistance):

  • Have the department chair write a nomination letter
  • Assist with getting all the necessary documentations
  • Assist in getting references from students, academic and non academic staff as per your suggestions
  • Forward your completed file to the Faculty's Administrative Awards Committee

Before the end of the month, please send an email with your name, title, and the award you are interested in to one of the following departmental committee members:

Note: You do not have to work with the department on your application. If you wish to work on your own application and bypass the departmental committee, please forward your completed application to:

Carolyn Farrell
Director, Awards and Honours
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
35 St. George Street, Room 154


October 15, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 34

In this issue:

Research Publications
Chem Eng Events


Research Publications


Carboxymethyl cellulose binding to mineral substrates: Characterization by atomic force microscopy-based Force spectroscopy and quartz-crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring
Pensini, E., Yip, C.M., O'Carroll, D., Sleep, B.E.
Journal of Colloid and Interfaces Science 2013, 402 pp. 58-67

An initial study on soil wettability effects during entrapped LNAPL removal by surfactant flooding in coarse-grained sand media
Puentes Jácome, L.A., van Geel, P.J.
Journal of Soils and Sediments 2013, 13(6) pp. 1001-1011

Structure and activity of the NAD(P)+-dependent succinate semialdehyde dehydrogenase YneI from Salmonella typhimurium
Zheng, H., Beliavsky, A., Tchigvintsev, A., Brunzelle, J.S., Brown, G., Flick, R., Evdokimova, E., Wawrzak, Z., Mahadevan, R., Anderson, W.F., Savchenko, A., Yakunin, A.F.
Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics 2013, 81(6) pp. 1031-1041

Microwave Assisted Short-Time Alkaline Extraction of Birch Xylan
Panthapulakkal, S., Pakharenko, V., Sain, M.
Journal of Polymers and the environment, pp. 1-13.
Articles not published yet, but available online Article in Press




November Convocation Procession
Our November convocation ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 12 at 10am. Staff and faculty who are interested in participating in the procession should email grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca for more details.

Graduate Research Weekend Registration
To assist in planning, professors interested in participating in Graduate Research Weekend (Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014), should register online at their earliest convenience.

BizSkule Event on Tuesday, October 22
Do you want to learn more about the mobile market from three Faculty alumni who have found great success in the field? If yes, consider attending the next BizSkule event on Tuesday, October 22 from 6-8:30pm on campus. For more information, visit http://alumni.engineering.utoronto.ca/3998-2/

Emerging Leaders Welcomes Jose Moran-Mirabal
Tomorrow's Emerging Leaders lecture will feature Jose Moran-Mirabal from McMaster University. He will be presenting on The Study of Cellulose Structure and Cellulase-cellulose Interactions Through High-resolution Fluorescence Microscopy Techniques. The talk will take place in WB116 from 12:30-2pm. Light refreshments will be served.


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


October 16, 2013 - Emerging Leaders: Jose Moran-Mirabal, McMaster University, The Study of Cellulose Structure and Cellulase-cellulose Interactions Through High-resolution Fluorescence Microscopy Techniques, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

November 6, 2013 - Emerging Leaders: Javid Rzayev, University of Buffalo, Nanostructured Materials from Molecular Bottlebrushes, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

November 20, 2013 - LLE: Michael E. Mackay, University of Delaware, Solar Energy and Plastics - Do These Two Words Belong Together, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

November 27, 2013 - LLE: David Julian McClements, University of Massachusetts, Structured Colloidal Delivery Systems for Encapsulation and Delivery of Bioactive Components, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

January 8, 2014 - LLE: Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta, Opening the Black Box of Nanostructure Syntheses - Steps to Understanding Chemistry on the Nanoscale, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

January 15, 2014 - LLE: Suzanne Kresta, University of Alberta, Innovation, Reliability, or Both? Education for Engineers as Entrepreneurs and Leaders, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

January 22, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Suljo Linic, Conversion of Solar into Chemical Energy on Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

January 31, 2014 - ChemE Industry Open House: More information will be available soon.

January 31 - February 2, 2014 - GRW: Faculty registration will be available soon.

February 5, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Eduardo Asselin, University of British Columbia, title of talk pending, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

March 19, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Todd Squires, University of California, title of talk pending, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

March 26, 2014 - LLE: Norman J. Wagner, University of Delaware, Shear Thickening Fluids and their Applications as Field-responsive Protective Materials, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

March 28, 2014 - 29th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner: Full details will be provided closer to the date, 6-9:30pm, 89 Chestnut Street Residence.

April 2, 2014 - LLE: Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School, Building with Biology for Health and Sustainability, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

April 9, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Chris Cappa, University of California, Berkeley, The Influence of Chemical Mixing and Morphology on the Heterogeneous Oxidation of Organic Particles, 12:30–2pm, WB116.


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