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Faculty search now in progress!

ChemE is looking to hire an associate professor / assistant professor. All of us must help spread the word! When you share the posts with your network, be sure to let Mary Butera (chair.chemeng@utoronto.ca) know by cc’ing her. This is absolutely essential, as we need to include these details in our Search Dossier to the Dean/Provost. Review of applications will begin after Family Day long weekend in February.

Three new early-career professorships accelerate innovation in engineering education and research

Twenty-seven U of T Engineering assistant professors have been appointed to early-career professorships across three new programs for tenure- and teaching-stream faculty members. Among this group includes Profs. Gisele Azimi, Erin Bobicki, Ariel Chan, Arthur Chan, and Jennifer Farmer. The professorships, created by Dean Cristina Amon, will enhance research in emerging areas and practices in engineering education across the Faculty. Read more.

Milica Radisic joins new Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT)

U of T Engineering is partnering with Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) to create a national innovation hub focused on microfluidics – a field in which tiny amounts of fluid are manipulated in small-scale devices to create everything from portable diagnostic “labs,” to repair kits for human organs. The new hub, called the Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) will combine the talents of U of T Engineering microfluidic experts, including Prof. Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE), and NRC scientists in a bid to catalyze new discoveries and scale up production of existing prototypes to deliver higher quality patient care at a lower cost. Read more and watch the short Research2Reality video that profiles Prof. Radisic’s work on growing heart tissue from human cells.

Winter Catalysis Workshop on Tue, Dec 11

On Tuesday, December 11 from 2-5pm in WB215, participate in the Winter Catalysis Workshop. The event will host exciting discussions regarding pushing forward the boundaries of chemistry and catalysis research for clean energy applications. It will also feature talks from catalysis experts Profs. José E. Herrera (Western University) and Steven Crossley (University of Oklahoma). Click here for more info.

CEGSA Trivia Night on Wed, Jan 16

CEGSA will be hosting its first Trivia Night on Wednesday, January 16 at 5pm. The evening includes food, prizes and of course bragging rights if you win! The event will accept both teams and single players looking for a team. If you’re interested in attending, sign up here.

AWMA Scholarship due on Thu, Jan 31

The Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) are inviting applicants to apply for the 2018/2019 Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarship valued at $2,500 each. Students pursuing programs related to engineering or the sciences are encouraged to apply. The deadline is Thursday, January 31. For full details, click here.

Organic waste bins are here!

Wallberg is all about sustainability. With that said, we now have organic waste bins in: WB214 (staff lounge), WB238 (undergrad common room), WB247 (grad common room), WB322 (BioZone lunch room), WB140, and WB143 (MSE grad lounge). You can place in the bins: all food waste, including meat, bones, dairy, coffee grounds & filters, tea leaves and bags, egg shells, flowers and leaves, as well as other garden waste. Small quantities of egg cartons, paper placements, paper towels/serviettes, and paper plates are acceptable to put into the compost bins. You should not place in bins: any kind of plastic, polystyrene/Styrofoam, aluminum foil, glass, and metal.

Jane Medeiros wins tri-campus award!

Our good friend Jane Medeiros who used to work in the ChemE Undergrad Office recently won the Excellence in Innovation Award presented by the President, Provost, and Vice-President from U of T Human Resources and Equity. The award recognizes her outstanding contributions to U of T’s strategic objectives. Find out more.


December 7, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 42

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Laura Smith

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, December 12
Start Time: 2pm
Location (Building and Room): CCBR 8th Floor
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. McGuigan; Supervisor: Prof. M. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. P. Dirks (Neurosurgery, Molecular Genetics)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi

Date of Meeting: Thursday, December 13
Start Time: 12pm
Location (Building and Room): WB407
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. F. Gu; Supervisor: Prof. M. Radisic; Other Member(s): Prof. H. Naguib (MIE)

MASc Departmental Oral - Yufan Qi

Date of Meeting: Friday, December 14
Start Time: 1pm
Location (Building and Room): WB134
MASc Departmental Oral Examination Committee Membership
Committee: Supervisor: Prof. R. R. Farnood; Co-Supervisor: Prof. S. Tabe; Chair: Prof. V. G. Papangelakis; Other Member(s): Prof. E. Acosta

Upcoming SGS Sessional Dates


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3rd annual ChemE Exhibition & 34th ChemE Dinner: all events will take place at 89 Chestnut Street Residence, 4-9:30pm

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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