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Reminder: CEGSA Holiday Luncheon

CEGSA will be hosting its annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 13. The event will start at noon in the Graduate Common Room (WB247).

As always, there will be lots of yummy food, fun and great company! Please bring $5 or a kind donation of non-perishable food items!

Hope to see everyone there!


December 6, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 40

In this issue:

Departmental Offices
Chem Eng Events


Departmental Offices


Grad Office

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in WB134 at 2 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. Acosta; Supervisor(s): Prof. H. N. Tran; Other Member(s): Prof. D. W. Kirk

Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – M. Hajighasemi
Date of Meeting: Friday, December 13, 2013 in WB407 at 10 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. Savchenko; Supervisor: Prof. E. A. Edwards, Prof. A. Yakunin; Other Member(s): Prof. M. Shoichet

Research Office

Should Alberta upgrade oil sands bitumen? An integrated life cycle framework to evaluate energy systems investment tradeoffs
Choquette-Levy, N., MacLean, H.L., Bergerson, J.A.
Energy Policy 2013, 61 pp. 78-87

Pore-scale simulation of microbial growth using a genome-scale metabolic model: Implications for Darcy-scale reactive transport
Tartakovsky, G.D., Tartakovsky, A.M., Scheibe, T.D., Fang, Y., Mahadevan, R., Lovley, D.R.
Advances in Water Resources, 59 pp. 256-270

Structure-guided optimization of protein kinase inhibitors reverses aminoglycoside antibiotic resistance
Stogios, P.J., Spanogiannopoulos, P., Evdokimova, E., Egorova, O., Shakya, T., Todorovic, N., Capretta, A., Wright, G.D., Savchenko, A.
Biochemical Journal, Volume 454, Issue 2, 1 September 2013, Pages 191-200

The Legionella pneumophila kai operon is implicated in stress response and confers fitness in competitive environments
Loza-Correa, M., Sahr, T., Rolando, M., Daniels, C., Petit, P., Skarina, T., Gomez Valero, L., Dervins-Ravault, D., Honoré, N., Savchenko, A., Buchrieser, C.
Environmental Microbiology 2013, Articles not published yet, but available. in Press




Faculty/Staff Talent Night
As part of this year's Graditude campaign, our students will be hosting a faculty/staff talent night. If you sing, play an instrument or dance, please consider taking part in this event (to be scheduled in late January 2014). If you wish to participate, email cecilia.konney@utoronto.ca at your earliest convenience.

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


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: Faculty registration available online.

January 31 - February 2, 2014 - GRW: Faculty registration available online.

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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