Department Calendar of Events

Green Chemistry Initiative Online Seminar Series: Dr. Pavani Cherukupally @ Zoom
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Green Chemistry Initiative is hosting Dr. Pavani Cherukupally from Imperial College London as part of its online Seminar Series on Thursday, April 22 from 10-11 am. Dr. Cherukupally’s talk is titled: Sponges for wastewater reclamation, resource recovery, and infectious disease prevention.

Abstract: According to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030, there is a need for affordable, sustainable technologies to combat global water, environmental, and public health challenges. For example, the international oil industry produces over 100 billion liters of oil contaminated wastewater annually. The residual crude oil in these effluents is hazardous to the environment and valuable crude oil loss. On the other hand, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 10 million deaths and $100 trillion in medical costs per year by 2050. In this talk, I will discuss a new sponge-based adsorption technology used to reclaim oily wastewater, reuse sponges, and recover residual crude oil from wastewater to improve circular economy metrics in the oil industry. Also, I will discuss sponges’ design for removing and killing bacteria in the water to provide safe water in medium- and low-income countries like Rwanda. Due to the excellent performance and cost-efficacy, the sponges could contribute to reforming water policies and accessible to people across the world.

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2020 OPEA Virtual Awards Celebration
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) Gala is the province’s most prestigious and anticipated engineering event of the year. Proudly co-presented by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), this annual gala brings industry innovators, business leaders and policy makers together to celebrate and be inspired by engineering excellence and achievement.

Alumnus Howard Goodfellow (ChemE BASc 6T4, MASc 6T5, PhD 6T8) will receive the 2020 Management Medal.

Read more about the 2020 U of T Engineering awards winners

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CEGSA: 4th Annual Alumni Panel @
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CEGSA is excited to present it’s 4th Annual Alumni Panel!

This event will be perfect for those looking to network, learn about how to transition from academia to industry, or learn about specific career paths some of our Alumni have taken.

The will be taking place Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The panel will be held virtually on Gather.Town (please reach out if you aren’t familiar with it) and will consist of a moderated discussion followed by a chance for informal virtual networking. Please register for the event here (Registration Form) by Monday May 3rd at 5 pm.

The panel will consist of individuals who have completed MASc, MEng, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering. We are also excited to be hosting Paul Vassiliou from Hire Results Ltd. to talk about key actions you can take for a smooth transition from academia to industry! So regardless of interests, this event has a lot to offer and we hope you will join us!

If you aren’t convinced yet, all participants will be receiving a $5 Tim Hortons gift card and we will be raffling off three larger prizes throughout the event! We look forward to seeing everyone there! Keep an eye out on the CEGSA instagram  for the panelists to be released!

ChemE Graduate Research Exhibition @ Online (TBD)
May 28 all-day

Details to come.

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