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ChemE Professor Receives Humboldt Fellowship

In September 2013, the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg welcomed ChemE Professor Radhakrishnan Mahadevan as a Humboldt Fellow.

Professor Mahadevan's research lies in mathematical modeling of metabolic and regulatory networks, and engineering biological systems for applications in metabolic engineering. He will be working with Dr. Steffen Klamt's group at the Max Planck Institute to develop theoretical methods for the analysis and redesign of metabolic networks.

Through the Humboldt Fellowship, there is potential to form a long-lasting cooperation between the University of Toronto and the Max Planck Institute, as Professor Mahadevan's research activities relates to many different groups studying organic systems at the Max Planck Institute.


October 18, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 35

In this issue:

Departmental Offices
Chem Eng Events


Departmental Offices


Research Office

Biochemical diversity of carboxyl esterases and lipases from lake arreo (Spain): A metagenomic approach
Martínez-Martínez, M., Alcaide, M., Tchigvintsev, A., Reva, O., Polaina, J., Bargiela, R., Guazzaroni, M.-E., Chicote, Á., Canet, A., Valero, F., Eguizabal, E.R., Guerrero, M.C., Yakunin, A.F., Ferrer, M.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2013, 79 (12) pp. 3553-3562

Exploring a direct injection method for microfluidic generation of polymer microgels
Wang, Y., Tumarkin, E., Velasco, D., Abolhasani, M., Lau, W., Kumacheva, E.
Lab on a Chip 2013 Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology, 13(13) pp. 2547-2553

InVERT molding for scalable control of tissue microarchitecture
Stevens, K.R., Ungrin, M.D., Schwartz, R.E., Ng, S., Carvalho, B., Christine, K.S., Chaturvedi, R.R., Li, C.Y., Zandstra, P.W., Chen, C.S., Bhatia, S.N.
Nature Communications 2013, 4, art. No. 1847

Predicting project environmental performance under market uncertainties: Case study of oil sands coke
Mckellar, J.M., Bergerson, J.A., Kettunen, J., Maclean, H.L.
Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (11) pp. 5979-5987

Graduate Office

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – A. J. Knox
Date of Meeting: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in WB215 at 9 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. A. Edwards; Supervisor: Prof. G. Evans, Prof. B. Karney; Other Member(s): Prof. K. Pressnail


Date of Meeting: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in WB215 at 4 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. Prof. E. Master; Supervisor(s): Prof. D. G. Allen, Prof. G. Wolfaardt; Other Member(s): Prof. E. A. Edwards

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – F. Lin
Date of Meeting: Thursday, October 24, 2013 in WB215 at 2 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. C. A. Mims; Supervisor: Prof. Y-H. (Cathy) Chin; Other Member(s): Prof. B. A. Saville

Early Closure on Wednesday, Oct 23
The Graduate Office will be closed on Wednesday, October 23 at 2pm until the end of day.

Please take note of the following deadlines:




Administrative Staff Awards
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. If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, send an email to jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca at your earliest convenience.

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 visit the Office of Convocation website 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/


Chem Eng Events

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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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