Honours & Awards

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

September 14, 2021

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

September 9, 2021

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

August 26, 2021

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 »

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

August 13, 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

August 13, 2021

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

August 12, 2021

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

July 12, 2021

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)

June 28, 2021

  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

June 25, 2021

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 »

Samantha Cheung (ChemE PhD 2T1) and Fletcher Han (ChemE 2T0+PEY) Named 2021 Grads to Watch by U of T Engineering

June 23, 2021

With the University’s virtual Convocation ceremony on June 23, 2021 U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of Skule™ alumni, where they will continue to address… Read more »

Anastasia Korolj earns Schmidt Science Fellowship to advance interdisciplinary tissue engineering research

June 23, 2021

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News For Anastasia Korolj (ChemE 1T5, PhD 2T1), a love of innovation and discovery was born in a farmer’s field in rural Serbia. “I was raised in Toronto, but I was born in Serbia and spent my summers visiting relatives in a farm town near Novi Sad,” she says…. Read more »

Sami Khan (ChemE 1T2) Named Action Canada Fellow

June 17, 2021

Sami Khan (ChemE 1T2) was recently elected an Action Canada Fellows, given annually to 20 emerging leaders. Sami is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He leads the Engineered Interfaces for Sustainable Energy (EISEn) group, studying creative ways to enhance the performance and longevity of… Read more »

Daryl Wilson (ChemE 8T2) Elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 17, 2021

Daryl Wilson (ChemE 8T2) has been elected as 2021 Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). The CAE is a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. A pioneer in the application of hydrogen for clean energy, Daryl Wilson currently serves… Read more »

David Colcleugh (ChemE 5T9, MASc 6T0, PhD 6T2) Receives Honorary Degree from U of T

June 4, 2021

On June 7, 2021, David Colcleugh (ChemE 5T9, MASc 6T0, PhD 6T2) is being recognized by the University of Toronto with the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, for his outstanding service to the university through his transformative and pioneering contributions to leadership education in engineering. He is an engineer and the former chair,… Read more »

ChemE PhD Candidate Anastasia Korolj Receives Prestigious Schmidt Science Fellowship

June 4, 2021

  On Tuesday, June 3rd, Anastasia Korolj, a PhD Candidate supervised by Prof. Milica Radisic (ChemE) was named to the list of 2021 Schmidt Science Fellows. The 2021 cohort was nominated by 19 of the world’s leading science and engineering institutions in eight countries. The 28 Fellows represent 13 nationalities and research fields that include… Read more »

Second year ChemE student, Stephanie Obeta, receives 5T3 Engineering Award for community leadership

May 13, 2021

Story originally posted by Engineering Alumni & Friends. Adapted for Chem Eng News. If you think you know what it means to be an engineer, think again.  That’s the message from four accomplished U of T Engineering students, who were recognized for their academic and extracurricular accomplishments at the Engineering Student Awards virtual event, held March 10, 2021. … Read more »

Alumna Jeanette Southwood named Honorary Captain by Royal Canadian Navy

April 19, 2021

Alumna Jeanette Southwood (ChemE 8T6, ChemE MASc 8T8) was named an Honorary Captain (Navy) of the Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Canadians who receive this an honorary designation are appointed by the Minister of National Defence and are leaders in their respective fields and take on the role of… Read more »

ChemE students and alumni place second in Water Environment Association of Ontario design competition

April 14, 2021

A multidisciplinary team of U of T Engineering alumni and students, including three from ChemE, placed second in the 2021 Water Environment Association of Ontario student design competition. Yourong Li (ChemE MEng 2T1), Yucong Shi (ChemE 1T9 + PEY, CivE MASc 2T2), Menghong (Freya) Wu (CivE MASc 2T2), Shuyi (Yvonne) Zhang (ChemE 1T9 + PEY,… Read more »

Professor Charles Jia named 2021 Chemical Institute of Canada Fellow

April 14, 2021

Professor Charles Jia (ChemE) was named one of five 2021 Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) fellows for his outstanding contributions across multiple areas including: Scientific, Engineering and Technical Contributions, CIC, CSC, CSChE, CSCT Activities, Management of Science, Engineering or Technology, and Teaching, Mentorship, and Public Awareness. Dr. Charles Jia is a professor in the Department… Read more »

Alicia Hill-Turner named 2019-20 PEY Co-op Student of the Year

April 13, 2021

Alicia Hill-Turner (ChemE 2T0 + PEY) was recognized as one of two 2019-20 PEY Co-op Students of the Year by the Engineering Career Centre. This award recognizes a PEY Co-op student who demonstrated excellence in the workplace as an outstanding member of their employer’s team. Employers nominate students for this award. Alicia is a fourth… Read more »

Professor Gisele Azimi honoured by Faculty with Early Career Teaching Award

April 9, 2021

Sixteen Engineering faculty and staff have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to U of T Engineering with teaching, research, and administrative staff awards. These awards recognize exceptional faculty and staff members for their leadership, citizenship, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service, and research missions. This year, Professor Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) was… Read more »

Professor Milica Radisic honoured by Faculty with Safwat Zaky Research Leader Award

April 9, 2021

Sixteen Engineering faculty and staff have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to U of T Engineering with teaching, research, and administrative staff awards. These awards recognize exceptional faculty and staff members for their leadership, citizenship, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service, and research missions. This year, Professor Milica Radisic (ChemE, BME) was… Read more »

Dan Tomchyshyn honoured by Faculty with Agnes Kaneko Citizenship Award

April 9, 2021

Sixteen Engineering faculty and staff have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to U of T Engineering with teaching, research, and administrative staff awards. These awards recognize exceptional faculty and staff members for their leadership, citizenship, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service, and research missions. This year, Dan Tomchyshyn, ChemE Network Administrator, was… Read more »

Sandra Odendahl receives Ontario Professional Engineers Award

April 7, 2021

ChemE alumna Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0) has been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with the 2021 Professional Engineers Ontario Citizenship Award, given to an engineer who has made significant volunteer contributions to the community.  Throughout her career, Odendahl has championed sustainability and innovation in industry and finance, leveraging her knowledge… Read more »

Professors Levente Diosady and Emma Master receive 2021 Connaught Innovation Awards

March 29, 2021

Professor Levente Diosady (ChemE) and Professor Emma Master (ChemE) are among seven U of T Engineering recipients of the 2021 Connaught Innovation Awards. This award recognizes and supports innovations that have strong socio-economic or commercial potential. A total of 10 research teams from across U of T sharing up to $500,000 in funding in this… Read more »

Five ChemE students awarded Hatch/FASE Graduate Scholarship

March 26, 2021

Five ChemE MASc and PhD candidates have received the 2021 Hatch/FASE Graduate Scholarship sponsored by Hatch Inc. and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. The scholarship was created to fund the research and training of world-class researchers and engineers studying the recovery and application of sustainably derived energy. This year, five ChemE graduate students… Read more »

Kimberly Watada receives 2020 CEMF Rona Hatt Chemical Engineering Award

March 22, 2021

Kimberly Watada (ChemE Year 3) is the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Rona Hatt Chemical Engineering Award. Each year, CEMF selects several women to act as Ambassadors for the engineering profession and to serve as role models for other young women. Ambassadors are selected based on their enthusiasm for engineering, involvement… Read more »

Seven ChemE students receive 2021 University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards

February 11, 2021

Seven ChemE students have been awarded a 2021 University of Toronto Student Leadership Award (UTSLA). The University of Toronto Student Leadership Award continues U of T’s long-standing tradition of recognizing outstanding student leadership, service, and commitment to the university:   Esmeralda Bukuroshi (ChemE PhD 2T1) “I recently defended my PhD thesis on material engineering for organic… Read more »

Professor Molly Shoichet awarded Chemical Institute of Canada Medal

February 11, 2021

University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly) has been named the 2021 recipient of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Medal. The CIC Medal is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada, this is the… Read more »

Two ChemE entrepreneurs receive funding for solutions-based social enterprises

January 27, 2021

Sofia Bonilla (ChemE PhD 1T7) and Patrick Diep (ChemE PhD candidate) are among 18 U of T students and alumni who received inaugural funding through the Lo Family Social Venture Fund to take their start-ups to the next level. The Fund supports solutions-based social enterprises, which have the potential to positively impact the global community…. Read more »

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