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Three ChemE alumni receive 2018 Arbor Awards

On Monday, October 15, U of T hosted its 2018 Arbor Awards to honour the outstanding volunteer contributions of alumni. Among the group being recognized this year were three ChemE alumni: Gooi Seong Heen (ChemE 7T2), Larissa Rodo (ChemE 1T4) and Henry Wu (Eng Sci 7T5, ChemE MASc 7T9). Read more.

Next LLE is on a Monday and in the Bahen Centre!

Traditionally LLE talks are hosted on Wednesdays at noon in WB116. However, our next LLE is on Monday, November 12 from 1-2pm in BA1170. Prof. Lutgarde Raskin from the University of Michigan will be giving a talk entitled, Can Engineering Controls Shape the Drinking Water Microbiome and Reduce the Risk of Opportunistic Infections? Prof. Raskin is the 2018-19 AEESP Distinguished Lecturer.

ACORN Student Advisory Team is recruiting!

More than 900 students and hundreds of research activities have helped to make ACORN and associated applications all that they are today. Now, U of T’s ACORN Student Advisory Team is recruiting new participants to continue to help shape the student experience. When students join the team, they can expect to attend 45-minute sessions that include activities such as interviews and usability testing. The results will directly inform improvements to projects – from ACORN to applications like the Financial Planning Calculator and GPA Calculator. GRAD STUDENTS, join the ACORN Student Advisory Team today!

MSE Distinguished Lecture Series on Mon, Nov 12

On Monday, November 12, Prof. Ludovico Cademartiri from Iowa State University of Science and Technology will be giving a special talk entitled, Transparent Soil, Programmable Ecosystems, and Sustainable Nanochemistry: Working at the Boundaries of Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, and Environmental Science. The talk will run from 1-2pm in BA1180.

Annual BioZone Mass Spectrometry User Meeting on Fri, Nov 16

On Friday, November 16 from 12-5pm in WB407, BioZone will be hosting its annual Mass Spectrometry User Meeting. The aims of the meeting are to provide users with information on the latest techniques and methods the facility is capable of performing, and to determine what sample prep techniques and analysis tools users are interested in. Click here for more info and to register.

REMINDER: BioZone special seminar on Thu, Nov 15

BioZone and IWI will be hosting a special seminar on Thursday, November 15 from 1-2pm in WB407. The talk will be given by Dr. Jane Fowler, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technical University of Denmark with research interests revolving around sustainable biotechnologies for biological drinking water and wastewater treatment using mixed microbial communities. Her talk is entitled, Biofilm thickness modulates community assembly processes and functionality in wastewater treatment.


October 25, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 38

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Natashya Falcone

Date of Meeting: Thursday, November 1
Start Time: 9:30am
Location (Building and Room): EV257
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. Master (via Skype); Supervisor: Prof. H-B. Kraatz; Other Member(s): Prof. X-A. Zhang

PhD Departmental Oral Examination – Ahil Ganesh

Date of Meeting: Thursday, November 1
Start Time: 2pm
Location (Building and Room): CCBR 812
PhD Departmental Oral Examination Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. J. Acosta; Supervisor(s): Prof. M. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. W. Chan (IBBME), Prof. S. Wu (Pharmacy)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Dawn Bannerman

Date of Meeting: Friday, November 2
Start Time: 1pm
Location (Building and Room): WB407
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. T. Bender; Supervisor: Prof. M. Radisic; Other Member(s): Prof. S. Epelman (Medicine)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Shunyao Wang

Date of Meeting: Friday, November 2
Start Time: 2pm
Location (Building and Room): WB215
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. G. Evans; Supervisor: Prof. A. Chan; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Abbatt (Chemistry)

Upcoming SGS Sessional Dates


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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?, BA1170 from 1-2pm

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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