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Greg Evans discusses vehicle emissions on CBC Ontario Today

On Monday, October 1, Prof. Greg Evans joined CBC Ontario Today with Rita Celli to discuss his leading research on vehicle pollution and the importance of emissions tests in the wake of the Government of Ontario’s announcement on their plans to scrap the Drive Clean program: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/ontario-today/episode/15608211

LLE date change

Jennifer Case from Virginia Tech will be providing the 2018-19 Education Lecture and Seminar. Her talk (co-hosted by ISTEP) is entitled, Going beyond the fads and jargon: What does research tell us about teaching for high quality learning in science and engineering? Please note that the date of her talk has changed from Wedneday, March 6, 2019 to Wednesday, April 10, 2019; but it will still run from 12-1pm in WB116.

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.

REMINDER: Annual BioZone Mass Spectrometry User Meeting on Fri, Nov 16

On Fri, 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.


November 2, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 39

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Dylan Valleau

Date of Meeting: Monday, November 5
Start Time: 1pm
Location (Building and Room): WB115
Reading Committee Membership
Supervisor: Prof. A. Savchenko; Chair: Prof. A. Yakunin; Other Member: Prof. A. Ensminger (Molecular Genetics )

PhD Departmental Oral Examination – Sachin Goel

Date of Meeting: Thursday, November 8
Start Time: 10:30am
Location (Building and Room): WB215
PhD Departmental Oral Examination Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. Bobicki; Supervisor: Prof. A. Ramchandran; Other Member(s): Prof. E. Acosta, Prof. David Sinton (MIE)

PhD Qualifying Examination – Pierre Miasnikof

Date of Meeting: Thursday, November 8
Start Time: 1:15pm
Location (Building and Room): WB215
PhD Qualification Examination Committee Membership
Chair: Prof. W. Cluett; Supervisor: Prof. Y. Lawryshyn; Co-Supervisor: P. Pardalos; Other Member(s): Prof. A. Anderson, Prof. A. J. Bonner, Prof. A. Chan, Prof. D. Corneil

Upcoming SGS Sessional Dates


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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 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

Wednesday, April 10, 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


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