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Next LLE Lecture Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our next LLE lecture on Wednesday, January 8 with Jillian Buriak will be postponed until later in the Winter semester.

Special Lecture on Tuesday, January 14

Suzanne Kresta from the University of Alberta will deliver her LLE presentation on Wednesday, January 15. In addition to this lecture, Prof. Kresta has also agreed to give a second education-related talk on Tuesday, January 14 from 11:30am to 1pm entitled, The power of a great example. This talk contains a mini-workshop and a light lunch will be served. Interested faculty and graduate students are asked to rsvp to will.cluett@utoronto.ca by Tuesday, January 7.

What is Graditude?

Graditude is a way for students to leave their mark at Skule. It is a gift to the future generations of Skule students who will benefit from your contributions. Graditude is also a demonstration of thankfulness.

As part of the ChemE Graditude campaign this year, our students will be hosting a faculty/staff talent night and are requesting submissions from you to perform your hidden talents. Please consider participating in their event to be scheduled for mid-February.

If you're athletic, our students will also be running a student vs. faculty/staff dodgeball match and are looking for participants. The game will take place on Friday, January 17 from 6-8pm at Hart House.

Please send questions regarding the two events to larissa.rodo@mail.utoronto.ca

ILead ChemE Annual Alumni Breakfast

The ILead ChemE Annual Alumni Breakfast will take place on Thursday, January 16 from 8-9am in GB202. This event is a chance for current students, faculty and alumni to mix and mingle, as well as catch-up on events and happenings within the department. Space is limited, so register early!

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.


December 20, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 42

In this issue:

Grad Office
Research Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office



Date of Meeting: Tuesday, January 7 in WB407 at 10 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. A. Edwards; Supervisor(s): Prof. R. Mahadevan; Other Member(s): Prof. E. Master, Prof. B. A. Saville

M.A.Sc. Bypass Oral Examination – K. Nemr

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, January 8 in WB215 at 9 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. R. Farnood; Supervisor: Prof. R. Mahadevan; Other Member(s): Prof. D. G. Allen, Prof. A. Yakunin

Important Dates for January 2014

  • Monday, January 6: Classes start
  • Friday, January 10: Final date for registration of students beginning program in Winter session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed
  • Wednesday, January 15: Fall session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ROSI)
  • Sunday, January 19: Final date to add Winter session courses

Graduate Awards

2014 Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NEAGS) Master’s Thesis and Dissertation Awards
Open to MASc and PhD students and graduands
Application Deadline: January 10
Submit complete applications to: Chem Eng Grad Office (WB212)
Award Details

2014-2015 Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship
Open to Canadian Citizens currently or about to begin doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics or Electronics
Application Deadline: Friday, January 10
Submit complete application to: Chem Eng Graduate Office (WB212)

Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) Program
International scholars who have a complete admission application for the Chem Eng PhD program by January 17 will automatically be considered for this award.

Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students (Connaught)
International scholars who have a complete admission application for the Chem Eng PhD program by January 17 will automatically be considered for this award.


Research Office


MRA System

Please note that the MRA System will be done while U of T is closed for the holidays. It will be up again on Monday, January 6.

CIHR Application Strategy Workshop

Are you thinking of applying to CIHR’s first Foundation Scheme Program? Consider attending the CIHR Application Strategy Workshop on Wednesday, January 15 from 3-5pm in the Health Sciences Building, Room 610 (155 College Street, corner of College and McCaul).

  • The Session will also be available simultaneously via Webinar (details to follow)
  • The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period. Questions may be submitted in advance of the session to jenny.korolik@utoronto.ca
  • Please RSVP your attendance to jenny.korolik@utoronto.ca or 416-978-2163

Research Publications

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 2013, 59 pp. 256-270


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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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