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Students Discovery Award

Sofia Lemak, supervised by Professor A.F. Yakunin, is ChemE's first MASc student to receive the Students Discovery Award (SDA). Alex Dumitrache, supervised by Professor Grant Allen, is ChemE's first PhD student to receive the award.

This new Departmental award encourages publications by graduate students. If you're a ChemE graduate student, you might qualify as well! To learn more, click here.


November 1, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 36

In this issue:

Departmental Offices
Chem Eng Events


Departmental Offices


Grad Office

Ph.D. Qualifying Examination – S. Srinivasan
Date of Meeting: Monday, November 4, 2013 in WB215 at 10am
Committee: Chair: Prof. M. V. Sefton; Supervisor: Prof. R. Mahadevan, Prof. W. R. Cluett; Other Member(s): Dr. S. Klamt, (MPI Magdeburg, Germany), Prof. A. Yakunin

Research Office

Secondary convection due to second normal stress differences: A new mechanism for the mass transport of solutes in pressure-driven flows of concentrated, non-colloidal suspensions
Ramachandran, A.
Soft Matter 2013, 9(29) pp. 6824-6840

An integrated hydrolysis-reforming process for the production of hydrogen from wet biomass feedstocks
Azadi, P., Foroughi, H., Dai, T., Azadi, F., Farnood, R.
Fuel 2013, Articles not published yet, but available online. Article in Press

UV disinfection of wastewater flocs: The effect of secondary treatment conditions
Azimi, Y., Chen, X., Allen, D.G., Pileggi, V., Seto, P., Droppo, I.G., Farnood, R.R.
Water Science and Technology 2013, 67 (12) pp. 2719-2723

Structural transitions in nanoparticle assemblies governed by competing nanoscale forces
Choueiri, R.M., Klinkova, A., Thérien-Aubin, H., Rubinstein, M., Kumacheva, E.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135 (28) pp. 10262-10265

Effectiveness of magnesium oxide additives in mitigating fouling problems in kraft recovery boilers
Zhao, L., Tran, H., Donald McCabe, F.
Tappi Journal 2013, 12(6) pp. 19-27




Alumni Breakfast
ILead ChemE will be having its annual Alumni Breakfast on Wednesday, November 21 from 8-9am in GB202. This event is an opportunity for current students, faculty, staff and alumni to mix-and-mingle, and to catch up. Space is limited so register early! To register, click here.

Ace the Interview
ILead ChemE will be hosting its Ace the Interview event on Wednesday, November 27 from 5:30-8pm. The group is looking for a few volunteers to help students participating in the event with their interviewing skills. If you are interested in volunteering, please email cecilia.konney@utoronto.ca by Monday, November 18.

Special Lecture on Tuesday, November 5
Next week, Professor Molly Shoichet will be hosting Dr. Boon-ek Yingyongnarongkul who is visiting from Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand. On Tuesday, November 5, Dr. Yingyongnarongkul will be giving a seminar in the red seminar room of the Donnelly Centre from 2-3pm. The title of his seminar is Cationic Lipids: Synthesis and Applications for Gene and Natural Products Delivery.

WHMIS Online Course
All individuals who could not attend the in-person WHMIS training on Monday, October 7 must complete the online course (including quiz) by Saturday, November 30. For more details, email leticia.gutierrez@utoronto.ca

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.


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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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