Honours & Awards Archive (2022)

Professor Molly Shoichet elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

By Michael Martino | December 12, 2022 | Comments Off on Professor Molly Shoichet elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donelly Centre) has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). A renowned researcher and expert in the study of materials for drug delivery and tissue regeneration, Shoichet was recognized by the NAI for creating outstanding inventions that have made a positive impact on the quality… Read more »

Another outstanding finish for UTCV

By Jennifer Hsu | December 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Another outstanding finish for UTCV

On December 3, the University of Toronto Chemical Vehicles (UTCV) team competed in the international virtual Chem-E-Car Finals. They won 2nd place out of 20 teams!! The target distance was 25m and the team finished with 25.39m. Congratulations UTCV!!

UTCV impresses at AIChE Chem-E-Car Finals

By Jennifer Hsu | November 18, 2022 | Comments Off on UTCV impresses at AIChE Chem-E-Car Finals

On Sun Nov 13, the University of Toronto Chemical Vehicle (UTCV) team placed 8th out of 39 teams at the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Chem-E-Car Finals in Phoenix, Arizona. They also placed 5th in the poster competition. The group worked hard for months to prepare and optimize their car. However, an an 11-hour… Read more »

Ariel Chan receives the 2022 Wighton Fellowship

By Jennifer Hsu | November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Ariel Chan receives the 2022 Wighton Fellowship

Professor Ariel Chan (ChemE) has been chosen as the 2022 recipient of the Wighton Fellowship. Awarded by the Sandford Fleming Foundation to just one recipient nationwide each year, the fellowship recognizes excellence in the development and teaching of laboratory-based courses in undergraduate engineering programs.   An assistant professor in the teaching stream, Chan has made exceptional… Read more »

Three ChemE alumni receive top honours at the 2022 EAN Awards

By Jennifer Hsu | November 4, 2022 | Comments Off on Three ChemE alumni receive top honours at the 2022 EAN Awards

On November 3, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering celebrated this year’s Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Award winners. Professor Emeritus Joseph Paradi received the Engineering Alumni Medal, EAN’s highest honour. Audrey Mascarenhas and Daryl Wilson were both inducted into the Hall of Distinction. Joseph C. Paradi, ChemE 6T5, MASc 6T6, PhD 7T5 ­Professor Paradi… Read more »

ChemE’s outstanding performance at the 2022 CCEC

By Jennifer Hsu | November 3, 2022 | Comments Off on ChemE’s outstanding performance at the 2022 CCEC

During the 2022 Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC) in Vancouver, BC from October 23-26, the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry received several awards. Professor Greg Evans received the 2022 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award, which recognizes distinguished contributions to research and/or development in the fields of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical… Read more »

The idea factory: Meet sustainable chemistry researcher and IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient Gaius St. Marie

By Jennifer Hsu | September 22, 2022 | Comments Off on The idea factory: Meet sustainable chemistry researcher and IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient Gaius St. Marie

For Gaius St. Marie (ChemE PhD candidate), a doctoral degree is not only a way to pursue his passion for science and technology, but also to serve as a role model for his community.  “Young Black adults like myself need to see that there are opportunities for us in society,” he says. “My dream is… Read more »

Biomedical Engineering Society inducts Milica Radisic as a 2022 Fellow

By Jennifer Hsu | September 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Biomedical Engineering Society inducts Milica Radisic as a 2022 Fellow

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) recognizes individuals for their accomplishments, significant contributions and service to the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. This week, the Society announced its 2022 Class of Fellows, which includes our very own Professor Milica Radisic. Professor Radisic is a Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering and a… Read more »

Chris Lawson wins the ISME/IWA Rising Star Award

By Jennifer Hsu | August 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Chris Lawson wins the ISME/IWA Rising Star Award

Professor Chris Lawson is the 2022 recipient of the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)/International Water Association (IWA) Rising Star Award. The prestigious prize rewards internationally-recognized research of unusual merit in this field. Professor Lawson joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in 2021…. Read more »

ChemE grad student developing solar-powered bioreactors to clean water and produce sustainable products

By Jennifer Hsu | August 11, 2022 | Comments Off on ChemE grad student developing solar-powered bioreactors to clean water and produce sustainable products

For Oseremen Ebewele (ChemE MEng candidate), chemical engineering is a family affair. “I grew up in an academic community: my father was a professor of chemical engineering at University of Benin in Nigeria, and we lived at the university staff quarters,” he says. “My first contact with chemical engineering came when I was about 13 years old…. Read more »

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