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Alumnus Constantine Karayannopoulos featured in Toronto Star

Professor Honghi Tran inducted to Pulp & Paper Canada’s Hall of Fame

U of T Engineering and Ford partnership introduces new sustainable material into the automotive industry

Mending the Gap: Professor Molly Shoichet joins multidisciplinary team working to develop new treatments for spinal cord injuries

Lectures at the Leading Edge

Lectures at the Leading Edge (LLE) is the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry's annual distinguished lecture series. It engages world-class researchers and thought leaders in Canada and around the world to spark conversations on the latest innovations in existing and emerging areas relevant to chemical engineering, applied chemistry and the engineering profession.

View the 2021-22 series schedule and request a recording »

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Upcoming Events

Feb
16
Wed
12:00 pm LLE: At the Exciting Intersectio... @ Zoom
LLE: At the Exciting Intersectio... @ Zoom
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Prineha Narang, Harvard Host: Prof. Frank Gu   Quantum systems host spectacular nonequilibrium effects and unconventional transport phenomena, but many of these remain challenging to predict and consequently, technologically unexplored. My group’s research focuses on... Read more »
Mar
16
Wed
12:00 pm LLE: AEESP Distinguished Lecture... @ Zoom
LLE: AEESP Distinguished Lecture... @ Zoom
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AEESP DISTINGUISHED LECTURE Cliff Davidson, Syracuse University Host: Prof. Elodie Passeport   “Airborne particles exist in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and chemical compositions. Some are natural, some are emitted from human activities, and... Read more »
Mar
23
Wed
12:00 pm LLE: Ion Solubility, Diffusivity... @ Zoom
LLE: Ion Solubility, Diffusivity... @ Zoom
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Co-hosted with the Institute for Water Innovation (IWI) Benny Freeman, University of Texas at Austin Host: Prof. Jay Werber   Charged polymer membranes are widely used for water purification applications involving control of water and... Read more »
Mar
30
Wed
12:00 pm LLE: Mapping and Engineering Mic... @ Zoom
LLE: Mapping and Engineering Mic... @ Zoom
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Harris Wang, Columbia Host: Prof. Chris Lawson   Microbes that live in soil are responsible for a variety of key decomposition and remediation activities in the biosphere. Microbes that colonize the gastrointestinal tract play important... Read more »
Apr
6
Wed
12:00 pm LLE: Enzyme Technology for Enzym... @ Zoom
LLE: Enzyme Technology for Enzym... @ Zoom
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Anne Meyer, Technical University of Denmark Host: Prof. Emma Master   Enzyme technology now targets using enzymes for catalysing very specific molecular conversions for production of particular compounds. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are a group... Read more »

Prospective Students

Undergraduate

As a Chemical Engineering student, you will learn to address issues with a large impact on society: the need to decrease our environmental footprint, create sustainable processes and improve human health and more.

Graduate

Our reputation as a research powerhouse and a collaborative and caring community enables us and challenge you to reach your full potential by providing opportunities for growth through various academic and non-academic programs. Develop your professional skills and build solid foundation for fruitful and rewarding careers.

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Research & Partnerships

Addressing industry challenges with research-based solutions

The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto has a long tradition of successful collaborations with industrial partners that address commercially relevant technical challenges. The University provides excellent institutional support for strategic industry-university partnerships that maximize impact by leveraging various federal and provincial funding sources.

Our faculty members are world leaders in their fields working with diverse and talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on real-world problems in sectors as diverse as energy, environment, health, bioprocessing, pulp and paper, industrial water and mineral extraction.

Examples of our industrial collaborations include:

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