Alumni News

Why some first-year students keep their options open with TrackOne

By Jennifer Hsu | August 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Why some first-year students keep their options open with TrackOne

Alumnus Albert Huynh (ChemE 1T2 + PEY) enrolled in TrackOne because he loves to collect input and information before making big decisions. “Having the option to delay the choice to pick a program while I learned more about the discipline was very much in line with my personality style,” he says.  During that first year, Huynh was […]

Teaching legacy of the two Bills

By Jennifer Hsu | June 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Teaching legacy of the two Bills

The very first issue of Interfaces* back in Spring 2003, ran a story about the “two Bills,” Bill Graydon (ChemE 4T2, MASc 4T5) and Bill Burgess (ChemE 3T9). The story highlighted their love for teaching. Snippets are presented here: The two Bills first met in 1954 in the basement of Wallberg. They felt an instant […]

Two ChemE members inducted as Fellows into CAE

By Jennifer Hsu | June 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Two ChemE members inducted as Fellows into CAE

On June 13, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) announced 47 new Fellows, six new International Fellows and one Honorary Fellow. Among the group are ChemE community members Ted Mao (ChemE MASc 8T3, PhD 9T7) and Professor Alison McGuigan (ChemE PhD 0T5). Ted Mao, President, MW Technologies Inc. Dr. Ted Mao, past Vice president, Research […]

Alumna creating new & innovative 3D prints using glass flakes

By Jennifer Hsu | May 26, 2022 | Comments Off on Alumna creating new & innovative 3D prints using glass flakes

Umema Khan (ChemE MASc 2021), a Materials Print Engineer at Markforged, applies the knowledge she’s gained during her grad studies to continue to create new and innovative 3D printing material formulations with additional kinds of 3D printing technologies. Under the supervision of Dr. Mark Kortschot, Khan investigated new and innovative 3D printing materials. In her […]

Jeanette Southwood receives prestigious citizenship award

By Jennifer Hsu | May 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Jeanette Southwood receives prestigious citizenship award

A ChemE alumna has been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with an Ontario Professional Engineers Award. Jeanette Southwood (ChemE 8T6, MASc 8T8) received the Citizenship Award, for an engineer who has made significant volunteer contributions to the community.  An award-winning engineer and leader, Southwood is Vice-President, Corporate […]

Professor Levente Diosady Receives U of T President’s Impact Award

By Jennifer Hsu | April 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Professor Levente Diosady Receives U of T President’s Impact Award

Professor Levente Diosady (ChemE) is among this year’s recipients of the University of Toronto President’s Impact Award which recognizes faculty members whose research has made a significant impact outside of academia. Over the past 20 years, Diosady has led the development of novel technologies for fortifying staple foods. He is being recognized for his technique […]

The donor who keeps on giving: ChemE alum made his first gift in 1983 and has no plans to stop

By Jennifer Hsu | February 25, 2022 | Comments Off on The donor who keeps on giving: ChemE alum made his first gift in 1983 and has no plans to stop

ChemE alum, Don Riddle (ChemE 7T8), has been donating since 1983 and is continuing to support future generations of engineering students with the same incredible opportunities he had as a student. “I know that the university is stretching donor dollars to go as far as they can to give today’s students’ incredible opportunities. I also […]

Professor Ning Yan Elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science

By Jennifer Hsu | January 26, 2022 | Comments Off on Professor Ning Yan Elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science

With her scientific achievements and research contribution to the field of wood science, Professor Ning Yan has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS: the Academy). Professor Yan is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Bioproducts, Distinguished Professor in Forest Biomaterials Engineering and the Director of Low Carbon Renewable […]

Alumnus Constantine Karayannopoulos featured in Toronto Star

By Jennifer Hsu | January 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Alumnus Constantine Karayannopoulos featured in Toronto Star

Constantine Karayannopoulos (ChemE 8T3, MASc 8T8), CEO of NEO Performance Materials, spoke with Connexion host Howard Green about the importance and preservation of 17 elements called rare earths. NEO Performance Materials is a Canadian company that has been involved in rare earths for 30 years, making progress internationally in China, Europe, and more. Hear Constantine’s […]

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

By Jennifer Hsu | January 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Professor Honghi Tran inducted to Pulp & Paper Canada’s Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Professor Honghi Tran, one of the winners of Pulp & Paper Canada’s inaugural Hall of Fame. As Professor emeritus and Director of the Pulp & Paper Centre at the University of Toronto, Professor Tran has contributed immensely to the pulp and paper industry in Canada. Having worked originally in the glass industry in Japan, […]