Alumni News

Alumni making their mark: Carlos Fiel

By Jennifer Hsu | March 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Alumni making their mark: Carlos Fiel

Inkbox, a Toronto-based startup, is redefining the world of tattoos by providing people with a new avenue to display their individuality and creativity. The company’s plant-based, cruelty-free For Now Ink™ lasts 1-2 weeks on your skin and fades as your skin naturally regenerates. Inkbox’s clients get super realistic, commitment-free tattoos that are easy-to-apply. Carlos Fiel […]

Alumnae to receive U of T honorary degree

By Jennifer Hsu | February 23, 2023 | Comments Off on Alumnae to receive U of T honorary degree

Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9) is among of group of 14 esteemed leaders in their fields who will receive an honorary degree from U of T this year. Claire is recognized as one of Canada’s leading tax lawyers and for her outstanding service to the university as a tireless advocate and volunteer. A senior adviser of […]

BioZone alumni join the University of Waterloo as new faculty

By Jennifer Hsu | February 23, 2023 | Comments Off on BioZone alumni join the University of Waterloo as new faculty

In 2010, the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at U of T introduced BioZone, an innovative multidisciplinary research centre that uses advanced biotechnology to address urgent society needs in energy, environment, and health. For over 20 years, the centre has been creating revolutionary science and technology, as well as training the next generation […]

Meet Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0)

By Jennifer Hsu | February 23, 2023 | Comments Off on Meet Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0)

On March 31, 2023, Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0) will be attending the 6th ChemE Exhibition & 37th Dinner to participate as a panelist for the event’s discussion on Envisioning the Future of Chemical Engineering Education. Sandra’s career highlights how a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto can lead to many different […]

Catching up with Peter Murphy

By Jennifer Hsu | January 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Catching up with Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy (ChemE 1T5+PEY, MASc 1T9) has been an ambassador for the University of Toronto Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) since his first year of studies. Throughout his undergraduate and graduate education, he took time out of his schedule (often on weekends) to present our department at recruitment events. Even now as […]

Alumni making their mark: Janani Vedanth

By Michael Martino | January 18, 2023 | Comments Off on Alumni making their mark: Janani Vedanth

Janani Vedanth’s (ChemE 0T7) interest in chemical engineering was fostered from a young age, her father having been a vocal advocate for the profession as a sound career choice. Coming from a family steeped in STEM careers, she’d always had a strong interest in math and science. Vedanth chose to pursue her education in chemical […]

Alumnae returns to celebrate with grads from 2T0 and 2T1

By Jennifer Hsu | December 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Alumnae returns to celebrate with grads from 2T0 and 2T1

During 2020 and 2021, universities across Canada cancelled in-person classes, activities, and convocation ceremonies due to the pandemic. On December 13, 150 former ChemE students who graduated in 2020 and 2021 will return for their chance to walk across the stage at Convocation Hall. Joining them on this extraordinary occasion is alumnae Laura Burget (ChemE […]

Selling the power of sustainability

By Jennifer Hsu | December 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Selling the power of sustainability

Six years ago, with the rise of battery-powered vehicles, Ajay Kochhar (ChemE 1T3) and Tim Johnston recognized that the world had a new environmental challenge. Specifically, what happens to the batteries when they’re no longer useful? It is estimated that more than 15 million tons of lithium-ion batteries – popular for vehicles, consumer electronics, and […]

Medicine by Design 7th Annual Symposium

By Jennifer Hsu | November 25, 2022 | Comments Off on Medicine by Design 7th Annual Symposium

On December 8, Medicine by Design will be hosting its 7th Annual Symposium from 8:15am to 5:30pm virtually and in-person at the MaRS Auditorium. Registration closes on December 5! The theme for this year is Grand Questions in Regenerative Medicine. The session on Deconstructing Cell Fate and Morphogenesis will include Professor Alison McGuigan (ChemE PhD […]

Three ChemE alumni receive top honours at the 2022 EAN Awards

By Jennifer Hsu | November 4, 2022 | Comments Off on Three ChemE alumni receive top honours at the 2022 EAN Awards

On November 3, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering celebrated this year’s Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Award winners. Professor Emeritus Joseph Paradi received the Engineering Alumni Medal, EAN’s highest honour. Audrey Mascarenhas and Daryl Wilson were both inducted into the Hall of Distinction. Joseph C. Paradi, ChemE 6T5, MASc 6T6, PhD 7T5 ­Professor Paradi […]