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ChemE Alumni In the News

Top100Two ChemE Alumnae on List of Top 100 Most Powerful Canadian Women

Congratulations to ChemE alumnae Jeanette Southwood (8T6) and Siobhan Robinson (0T9) who have been named two of Canada's Most Powerful Women of 2015 by the Women's Executive Network.

Jeanette is the Vice-President for Strategy and Partnerships for Engineers Canada, and is a member of our Department's Board of Advisors. Siobhan is a Project Engineer with Kerr Wood Leidal Associates and a dedicated volunteer. Learn more about the Most Powerful Women of 2015.

Howard Goodfellow Honoured for Outstanding Career

ChemE Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Howard Goodfellow (ChemE 6T4, MASc 6T5, PhD 6T8), was honoured for his 30 years of outstanding contributions in the area of industrial ventilation at a recent international conference in Shanghai, China. Read more about Dr. Goodfellow.

Vi Lam Combines ChemE and Graphic Design

Listen to an interview with alumna Vi Lam (0T9), who has been working in wastewater management for the past six years, and uses her training in engineering and graphic design for create powerful technical communication.



Skule Lunch & Learn With Levente Diosady

Professor Levente Diosady will be present The Role of Food Engineering in International Development at the Skule Lunch & Learn next week. Please share with any alumni you know who may be interested in attending.

Annual WHMIS Refresher

All members of the Department are required to attend an annual WMHIS refresher session, if they have not previously completed a safety training session during the current year. If you were unable to attend the recent in-person WHMIS refresher session, you can satisfy this requirement by viewing the material online. Please contact Gelareh Bankian for details.

SOCAAR Seminar

Role of molecular structure in heterogeneous chemistry: Insights from two structural isomers of dimethylsuccinic acid
Anna Cheng, MPhil Student, Graduate Division of Earth & Atmospheric Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dec. 9, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm, WB407



December 4, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 46

In this issue:

Departmental Offices
Chem Eng Events


Departmental Offices


Graduate Office

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – I. Guzman
Date of Meeting: Thursday, December 10, 2015 in WB407 at 10 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. D. W. Kirk; Supervisor: Prof. V. G. Papangelakis, Prof. S. Thorpe (MSE); Other Member(s): Prof. R. Newman

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – D. Josey
Date of Meeting: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in WB225 at 11 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. D. Seferos (CHM); Supervisor: Prof. T. Bender; Other Member(s): Prof. Z-H. Lu (MSE)

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – P. B. Luecker
Date of Meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in CCBR 8th Floor Meeting Rm. at 2 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. M. Shoichet; Supervisor: Prof. Peter Zandstra; Other Member(s): Prof. M. Husain (LMP), Prof. A. McGuigan

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – M. Nouraei
Date of Meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in WB215 at 3 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. Y-L. Cheng; Supervisor: Prof. E. J. Acosta, Prof. L. L. Diosady; Other Member(s):
Prof. A. V. Rao (Nutritional Sciences)

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – Y M. Jung
Date of Meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in WB407 at 12 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. G. J. Evans; Supervisor: Prof. Y-L. Cheng; Other Member(s): Prof. W. Lou (Dalla Lana School of Public Health)

SGS Sessional Dates and Deadlines

The Graduate Office is closed on Thursday, December 10, 2015 for an all-day training session.



Research Office



An updated evolutionary classification of CRISPR-Cas systems
Makarova, K.S., Wolf, Y.I., Alkhnbashi, O.S., Costa, F., Shah, S.A., Saunders, S.J., Barrangou, R., Brouns, S.J.J., Charpentier, E., Haft, D.H., Horvath, P., Moineau, S., Mojica, F.J.M., Terns, R.M., Terns, M.P., White, M.F., Yakunin, A.F., Garrett, R.A., Van Der Oost, J., Backofen, R., Koonin, E.V.
Nature Reviews Microbiology 2015, 13 ( 11 ) pp. 722 – 736

Solid-liquid equilibrium of NaCl + HOCH2COONa + H2O system from (283.15 to 353.15) K
Sun, J., Zhang, L., Mao, S., Rohani, S., Lu, J.
Fluid Phase Equilibria 2016, 409 pp. 334 - 340.

Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control of secreted factors for blood stem cell culture
Caldwell, J., Wang, W., Zandstra, P.W.
PLoS ONE 2015, 10 ( 9 ) , art. no. e0137392

The Effect of Fed-Batch Operation and Rotational Speed on High-Solids Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Hardwood Substrates
Gaona, A., Lawryshyn, Y., Saville, B.
Industrial Biotechnology 2015, 11 ( 5 ) pp. 277 - 283 .


Chem Eng Events

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - Alumni Event Skule Lunch & Learn, The Role of Food Engineering in International Development, Levente Diosday, 12:00-12:45pm, Toronto Plaza Hotel, Registration Required

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 -SOCAAR Seminar, Role of molecular structure in heterogeneous chemistry: Insights from two structural isomers of dimethylsuccinic acid, Anna Cheng, MPhil Student, Graduate Division of Earth & Atmospheric Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2:00-3:00pm, WB407

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016 - Holiday Break, the University will be closed

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - LLE, Research in an Industrial Catalysis World: A Lifelong Adventure, Stuart Soled, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - LLE, Bioconversion of Methane by Aerobic Methanotrophic Bacteria, Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - LLE, 2015 AEESP Distinguished Lecturer, The Interplay Between Chemicals and Microbiomes; An Environmental Biotechnology Perspective, Nancy Love, University of Michigan, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - LLE, Making the Environment Part of the Next Generation of Urban Water Infrastructure, David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - LLE, Thermodynamics in Cryobiology: How Math Can Save Knees, Janet Elliott, University of Alberta, 12:30-2pm, WB116


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