Lectures at the Leading Edge: Envisioning the Future of Chemical Engineering

Lectures at the Leading Edge (LLE) is an annual lecture series hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. LLE 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.

FALL 2022

 Note: Lectures for the Fall & Winter terms will consist of a mix of in-person and virtual talks.

In-person lectures will be in WB116 and virtual* lectures will be held on Zoom. 
Lectures are open to the public and free to attend. All lectures will be presented in Eastern Time (ET).

Should you have any questions or require accommodation to attend the lectures, please email Professor Jay Werber (jay.werber@utoronto.ca) or Sophia Lu (soph.lu@mail.utoronto.ca).

Kelly Stevens

OCTOBER 5, 2022 | 12 - 1 PM *

Kelly Stevens, University of Washington

Engineering Human Organoids, Organs, and Societies

Host: Prof. Alison McGuigan


Michael Tam

OCTOBER 12, 2022 | 12 - 1 PM

Michael Tam, University of Waterloo

Innovation in Sustainable Nanomaterials for Advanced Engineering Applications

Host: Prof. Ning Yan

Leoor Kronik

OCTOBER 19, 2022 | 12 - 1 PM *

Leeor Kronik, Weizmann Institute of Science

Understanding Molecular Crystals from First Principles

Host: Prof. Tim Bender



Tony Mikos

JANUARY 25, 2023 | 12 - 1 PM *

Tony Mikos, Rice University

Injectable and 3D-Printable Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

Host: Prof. Molly Shoichet

Jennifer Wilcox

FEBRUARY 1, 2023 | 12 - 1 PM *

Jennifer Wilcox, US Department of Energy

The Role of Carbon Capture in Meeting Net-Zero Carbon Goals

Host: Prof. Jay Werber