Honours & Awards Archive (2021)

Alumnae wins 2nd place in oral presentation at the 2021 IUPAC/CCCE Virtual Conference

By Jennifer Hsu | September 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Alumnae wins 2nd place in oral presentation at the 2021 IUPAC/CCCE Virtual Conference

On September 7, alumnae Mina Mahdian (ChemE MASc 1T9) won second place in an oral presentation during the 2021 Virtual International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) / Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE). Her presentation entitled, Enhanced Solar Water Evaporation under Low-intensity Sunlight with Wood Biochar Monolith (WBM), was presented as part of… Read more »

Professor Jay Werber wins NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Award

By Jennifer Hsu | September 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Professor Jay Werber wins NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Award

The North American Membrane Society (NAMS) held its 2021 Annual Meeting in Colorado from September 22-25. During the conference, Professor Jay Werber received the NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Award and gave a special oral presentation titled, Heterogeneous Ionization Behavior of Polyamide Thin-Film Composite Membranes for Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration. Polyamide thin-film composite desalination membranes are… Read more »

ChemE PhD candidates Mickael Dang and Arianna Skirzynska honoured with Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Awards

By Branden Wesseling | August 26, 2021 | Comments Off on ChemE PhD candidates Mickael Dang and Arianna Skirzynska honoured with Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Awards

Two ChemE PhD candidates have earned 2021 Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Awards. The annual awards celebrate first-year graduate students in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research who engage in interdisciplinary research to advance discovery, medicine and health. They were established in 2015 by the family of late Professor Cecil Yip, former Vice-Dean of… Read more »

Grad Shout Out: Patrick Diep Wins 3rd Place in MetSoc Paper Competition

By Jennifer Hsu | August 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Grad Shout Out: Patrick Diep Wins 3rd Place in MetSoc Paper Competition

Patrick Diep, a PhD Candidate supervised by Profs. Alexander Yakunin and Krishna Mahadevan, placed 3rd at the 60th Conference of Metallurgists which was virtually hosted by MetSoc from August 17-19. Currently, liquid mine effluents may contain dissolved metals at concentrations too low to be economically extracted by existing technologies, yet too high for environmental discharge…. Read more »

Prof. Honghi Tran Named to the Paper360° Top 50 Power List for 2021

By Branden Wesseling | August 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Prof. Honghi Tran Named to the Paper360° Top 50 Power List for 2021

Prof. Honghi Tran (ChemE) was named to the Paper360o  Top 50 Power List for 2021. This list, now in its 14th year, names the biggest movers and shakers of the year in pulp and paper. The winner of the two highest technical awards in the North American pulp and paper industry (TAPPI’s Gunnar Nicholson Gold… Read more »

Prof. Honghi Tran Awarded 2020 Best Research Paper Prize by TAPPI Journal

By Branden Wesseling | August 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Prof. Honghi Tran Awarded 2020 Best Research Paper Prize by TAPPI Journal

Story originally appeared on the TAPPI website July 29, 2021   For the first time since the award’s inception in 2006, two papers have been selected as TAPPI Journal Best Research Paper for 2020. “The six papers that were nominated this year covered a wide range of the entire pulp, paper, and supplier industries, making the selection… Read more »

ChemE Alumnus Zhu Hao Yu Awarded 2nd for CSChE Best Master’s Thesis

By Branden Wesseling | August 12, 2021 | Comments Off on ChemE Alumnus Zhu Hao Yu Awarded 2nd for CSChE Best Master’s Thesis

Zhu Hao Yu (ChemE BASc 1T8, MASc 2T0) was recently awarded 2nd Place for Best Master’s Thesis by CSChE. This annual award recognizes outstanding Canadian Master’s theses which contribute to the advancement of the field of chemical engineering. Zhu Hao’s graduate research under the supervision of Prof. Elodie Passeport focused on evaluating the potential of… Read more »

Prof. Roger Newman Part of UNENE Team Honoured for Best Corrosion Research Paper

By Branden Wesseling | July 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Prof. Roger Newman Part of UNENE Team Honoured for Best Corrosion Research Paper

This article was originally published by the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering Professor Roger Newman (ChemE) Jared Smith (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories), and Suraj Persaud (Queen’s University), have won the 2021 Best Corrosion Paper Award given by the editorial board by CORROSION: The Journal of Science and Engineering. This award is given to the most… Read more »

Engineers Canada Awards Honour U of T Engineering Professor Will Cluett and Alumna Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9)

By Branden Wesseling | June 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Engineers Canada Awards Honour U of T Engineering Professor Will Cluett and Alumna Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9)

  Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News   Two members of the U of T Engineering community have been honoured with Engineers Canada Awards, a series of national awards celebrating engineers who have made distinguished contributions to Canada.  Professor William Cluett (ChemE) has earned the Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education, which recognizes an engineer who… Read more »

Six ChemE Graduands Receive Student Life Catalyst Awards at Virtual Convocation Celebration

By Branden Wesseling | June 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Six ChemE Graduands Receive Student Life Catalyst Awards at Virtual Convocation Celebration

On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, six ChemE graduands received Student Life Catalyst Awards presented by the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the 2021 Virtual U of T Engineering Convocation Celebration held in Gather.town. Nora Alganabi (ChemE 2T1), Samantha Cheung (ChemE PhD 2T1), Madison Desembrana (ChemE 2T0+PEY), Amirhossein Foroozan Ebrahimy (ChemE PhD 2T1),… Read more »

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