Doug Reeve

Professor Emeritus
B.Sc. (UBC), M.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto), D. Tech. H. C., P. Eng., FEIC, FCAE, FTAPPI, FCIC
Director EmeritusTroost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead)



Dr. Reeve is Professor Emeritus in the University of Toronto, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and served as Department Chair 2001-2011.

Dr. Reeve served as the founding Director of the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead) established in 2010, and continued to serve as Director until 2018. Leadership development has been central to his work with engineering students for over twenty years. In 2002 he established Leaders of Tomorrow, a student leadership development program, in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry which expanded to Faculty-wide programming. Troost ILead offers curriculuar and co-curricular leadership learning and conducts research on engineering leadership learning in the classroom and in the workplace, all directed to achieving Troost ILead’s vision: “Engineers leading change to build a better world.”

Dr. Reeve was the founding Director of the University of Toronto Pulp & Paper Centre serving from 1987 until 2001. During his term as Director, the Centre created more than twenty-five million dollars in research programs with financial support from forty-five companies from seven countries.

Professor Reeve is a Senior Fellow of Massey College. He served as a member of the University’s Governing Council 2007-2010. He served as Speaker of engineering’s Faculty Council 2014-2020.


2020 Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada
2015 Vivek Goel Citizenship Award, University of Toronto Alumni Association
2014 The Alan Blizzard Award (for collaboration in teaching) from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (with others)
2013 Ontario Speaker’s Book Award Short List (for “Current Affairs – Perspectives on Electricity Policy for Ontario”) (with co-editors)
2011 Inducted into the Engineering Hall of Distinction, University of Toronto
2010 R. S. Jane Memorial Award, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
2009 Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award, University of Toronto
2008 Inducted to International Pulp and Paper Hall of Fame
2007 John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada
2006 Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering
2003 NSERC University-Industry Synergy Award for Innovation (with ERCO Worldwide and others)
2003 TAPPI Environmental Division Award and the Roy F. Weston Prize
2002 Engineering Medal – Research and Development, Professional Engineers of Ontario
2001 Purvis Memorial Award, Society of Chemical Industry – Canada
1998 Honorary Doctorate, Helsinki University of Technology
1996 The TAPPI Engineering Division Award and the Beloit Prize
1994 Fellow, Chemical Institute of Canada
1988 Fellow, TAPPI
1987 The TAPPI Pulping Division Award and The Johan C.F.C. Richter Prize


American Society for Engineering Education
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
Canadian Engineering Education Association
Ontario Society for Professional Engineers
Professional Engineers of Ontario

Not accepting graduate students at this time.