Yu-Ling Cheng

S.B., S.M. (MIT), Ph.D. (Stanford)

Room: WB339 | Tel.: 416-978-5500/416-978-4402 | Email: yuling.cheng@utoronto.ca


Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering, July 2013 – June 2018
Induction into the Canadian Academy of Engineering, June 2013
University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award and Induction into the Teaching Academy, 2008
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) Award, one of the inaugural recipients, 2007
University of Toronto Alumni Association Awards of Excellence: Faculty Award, 2007
Women in Science and Engineering University of Toronto Chapter Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, Inaugural Recipient, 2005
Ontario Colleges and Universities Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award, 1994-95
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Teaching Award, 1994-95

Research Interests

Global engineering, appropriate technologies, global health, off-grid sanitation, integrated innovation, drug delivery, diffusion and transport in polymeric and physiologic systems.

Selected Publications

Selected Journal Articles

Tiffany Youngmee Jung, NC Narayanan, Yu-Ling Cheng. Cost Comparison of Centralized and De- centralized Wastewater Management Systems” Journal of Environmental Management, 213:90-97 February 2018

Tiffany Youngmee Jung, Wendy Lou, Yu-Ling Cheng. Exposure-Response Relationships of Neigh- bourhood Sanitation and Children’s Diarrhea Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2017 Jul;22(7):857-865. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12886. Epub 2017 May 29

Beverly D Bradley, Tiffany Jung, Ananya Tandon-Verma, Bassem Khoury, Timothy CY Chan, and Yu- Ling Cheng Operations Research in Global Health: A Thematic Review with a Focus on Health Equity and Impact Health Research Policy and Systems (2017) 15:32; DOI: 10.1186/s12961-017-0187-7

Tiffany Young Mee Jung, Ryan Hum, Wendy Lou, Yu-Ling Cheng. Effect of Neighbourhood and Household Sanitation on Diarrhea: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173808. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173808, March, 2017

Onil Bhattacharyya, Diane Wu, Kathryn Mossman, Leigh Hayden, Pavanpreet Gill, Yu-Ling Cheng, Abdallah Daar, Dilip Soman, Christina Synowiec, Andrea D. Taylor, Joseph Wong, Max von Zedtwitz, Stanley Zlotkin, William Mitchell, Anita McGahan, Criteria to Asssess Potential Reverse Innovations Globalization and Health (2017) 13:4 DOI 10.1186/s12992-016-0225-1

Ivo Fabrisa, Daniel Cormiera, Jason I. Gerhard, Tomek Bartczak, Mark Kortschot, Jose L. Torero, Yu-Ling Cheng. Continuous, Self-Sustaining Smouldering Destruction of Simulated Faeces Fuel 190 (2017) 58-66

Luis Yerman, Jeronimo Carrascal; Jose L Torero; Ivo Fabris; Daniel Cormier; Jason I Gerhard; Yu- Ling Cheng. Potential bio-oil production from smouldering combustion of faeces Waste and Biomass Valorization 2016, doi:10.1007/s12649-016-9586-1

Yerman, Luis, Harrison Wall, Jose Torero, Jason Gerhard, Yu-Ling Cheng, Smouldering combustion as a treatment technology for faeces: sensitivity to key parameters Combustion Science and Technol- ogy 2016, 188 (6), 968-981

Noohi P, Abdekhodaie MJ, Cheng YL. Computational modeling of intraocular gas dynamics. Phys Biol. 2015 Dec 18;12(6):066019. doi: 10.1088/1478-3975/12/6/066019.

Hum R, Verguet S, Cheng YL, McGahan A, Jha, P. Are global and regional improvements in life expectancy and in child and adult and senior survival slowing? PLoS ONE 10 (5): e0124479. May, 2015, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124479.

Beverly D. Bradley, Samantha Chow, Ebrima Nyassi, Yu-Ling Cheng, David Peel, and Stephen RC Howie. A retrospective analysis of oxygen concentrator maintenance needs and costs in a low-resource setting: Experience from The Gambia, Health and Technology, April 2015, 4(4), pp 319-328, doi 10.1007/s12553-015-0094-2

Luis Yerman, Rory M Hadden, Jeronimo Carrascal, Ivo Fabris, Daniel Cormier, Jose L Torero, Ja- son I Gerhard, Michal Krajcovic, Paolo Pironi, Yu-Ling Cheng Smouldering combustion as a treat- ment technology for faeces: exploring the parameter space, Fuel, 147(1), May 2015, pp 108116. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2015.01.055

Chu, J., Cheng, Y.-L., Rao, A.V., Nouraei, M., Zarate-Muoz, S., Acosta, E.J. Lecithin-linker formula- tions for self- emulsifying delivery of nutraceuticals International Journal of Pharmaceutics, August 2014, 471(1-2), pp. 92-102, doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.05.001

Beverly D. Bradley, Stephen R. C. Howie, Timothy C. Y. Chan,, Yu-Ling Cheng. Estimating Oxygen Needs for Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Country Health Systems: A New Model for Expecting the Unexpected. PLOS ONE 2014;9(2):e89872; February 2014

Victor Castellino, Edgar Acosta and Yu-Ling Cheng. Interpenetrating polymer networks templated on bicontinuous microemulsions containing silicone oil, methacrylic acid, and hydroxyethyl methacry- late. Colloid and Polymer Science, March 2013, Volume 291, Issue 3, pp 527-539.

N. Haghjou, M. J. Abdekhodaie, and Y-L Cheng. Retina-Choroid-Sclera Permeability for Ophthalmic Drugs in the Vitreous to Blood Direction: Quantitative Assessment Pharm Res. 2013 Jan;30(1):41-59. doi: 10.1007/s11095-012-0847-9. Epub 2012 Oct 2..

Ryan Hum, Anita McGahan, Prabhat Jha, and Yu-Ling Cheng. An enzyme kinetics analysis of the Preston curve eLife 2012;1:e00051; December 2012

Xiao Yue Xuan, Yu-Ling Cheng and Edgar Acosta. Lecithin-Linker Microemulsion Gelatin Gels for Extended Drug Delivery Pharmaceutics 2012, 4(1), 104-129; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics4010104.

Dan Romita, Yu-Ling Cheng and Levente L. Diosady Microencapsulation of Ferrous Fumarate for the Production of Salt Double Fortified with Iron and Iodine International Journal of Food Engineering, Vol 7: Issue 3, Article 5, 2011. DOI: 10.2202/1556-3758.2122 Available at: http://www.bepress.com/ijfe/vol7/iss3/art5.

Selected Conference Presentations

Yu-Ling Cheng, Fecal sludge management: Where are we, and where do we go from here. Smart Cities Workshop, part of Municipalika, Mumbai, May 2017

Yu-Ling Cheng et al, Smoldering and catalytic conversion for fecal sludge Fecal Sludge Management 4 Conference; Chennai India, February 201

Yu-Ling Cheng, et al, Household toilet using smolding and catalytic conversion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 5 Year Convening of Re-inventing the Toilet Initiative, Seattle, July 2016

Suzanne, Jackson, Yu-Ling Cheng, William Mitchelll, Joseph Wong, ”Keys to Interdisciplinary Learn- ing”, Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference, May 26, 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

Beverly D Bradley, Ebrima Nyassi, David Peel, Yu-Ling Cheng, Stephen RC Howie, ”Oxygen con- centrator maintenance needs in a low-resource setting and implications for technician training: Expe- rience from The Gambia”, IUPESM World Congress, Toronto, June 2015.

Yu-Ling Cheng, ”The Toronto Toilet”, Fecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM3), Hanoi, Viet Nam, January 2015.

Book Chapter

Yu-Ling Cheng and Beverley Bradley. Appropriate Technologies for the Global South. Innovating for the Global South: Towards an Inclusive Innovation, edited by Dilip Soman, Janice Gross Stein, and Joseph Wong, Rotman-University of Toronto Press, 2014.