Honours & Awards

Prof. Milica Radisic receives Killam Fellowship May 26, 2020- Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE) is among the recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships. “It is a great honour to receive this... Read more »
Prof. Gisele Azimi receives the 2020 Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award May 8, 2020- Professor Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) is the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award presented by the Chemical Institute of Canada. This award recognizes Azimi’s outstanding... Read more »
Natalie Tleel (ChemE 1T9 + PEY) receives U of T Student Leadership Award April 30, 2020- Natalie Tleel (ChemE 1T9 + PEY) is among 18 U of T Engineering students who received a U of T Student Leadership Award (formerly known as the Gordon Cressy Student... Read more »
Professors Gisele Azimi, Mark Kortschot and Elodie Passeport honoured for excellence by U of T Engineering April 22, 2020- Three ChemE faculty members have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to the Faculty with teaching and research awards. These awards recognize exceptional faculty and staff members for their leadership,... Read more »
Prof. Vladimiros Papangelakis receives MetSoc 2020 Research Excellence Award April 16, 2020- Professor Vladimiros Papangelakis (ChemE) was named the 2020 recipient of the Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc) Research Excellence Award in recognition of his dedication to teaching and exceptional research innovations in... Read more »
Alumnus Howard Goodfellow earns 2020 Ontario Professional Engineers Award April 8, 2020- Alumnus Howard Goodfellow (ChemE BASc 6T4, MASc 6T5, PhD 6T8) received the Management Medal, for innovative management contributing significantly to an engineering achievement. As a global leader in clean technology, Dr. Howard... Read more »
Prof. Gisele Azimi receives 2020 TMS EPD Young Leaders Professional Development Award March 11, 2020- Professor Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) received 2020 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) EPD Young Leaders Professional Development Award for her active participation and exceptional leadership as a member... Read more »
Professors Molly Shoichet and Tim Bender receive U of T Connaught Innovation Awards March 10, 2020- Professors Tim Bender (ChemE) and Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) are among six U of T Engineering researchers and 10 U of T researchers to receive U of T Connaught Innovation... Read more »
University Professor Michael Sefton elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering February 6, 2020-   University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been elected as an international member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE provides engineering leadership in service... Read more »
Prof. Doug Reeve elected fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada December 16, 2019- Professor Doug Reeve (ChemE) was among four U of T Engineering professors and one alumnus to be included in the latest cohort of individuals to be elected fellows of the... Read more »
Prof. Milica Radisic receives 2019 TERMIS Award for organ-on-a-chip technology December 5, 2019- On Thursday, December 5, Prof. Milica Radisic (ChemE/IBBME), Prof. Boyang Zhang (IBBME), and Dr. Yimu Zhao (ChemE/IBBME) received the 2019 Innovation & Commercialization Award presented by Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative... Read more »
ChemE students recognized at 10th annual Academic Excellence Breakfast November 28, 2019- On November 20, 2019, 233 University of Toronto student-athletes were recognized at the 10th annual Academic Excellence Breakfast, which was held at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. Twenty-three... Read more »
Erin Ng (ChemE 2T3) wins gold at figure skating Fall Invitational as Varsity Blues take first overall November 27, 2019- The University of Toronto Varsity Blues figure skating team finished first overall at the 2019 fall invitational on Thursday, November 21 hosted by the Carleton Ravens in Ottawa. Erin Ng... Read more »
OCCAM partner honoured at fourth annual U of T Engineering Partners’ Reception November 15, 2019- More than 150 industry and community leaders, government partners and faculty members gathered Nov. 13, 2019 at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the U of T Engineering Partners’ Reception.   Now in its fourth year,... Read more »
ChemE members receive Engineering Alumni Network Awards November 8, 2019- Engineering Alumni Medal First awarded in 1939, the Engineering Alumni Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Engineering Alumni Association. High achievement is the common thread that links past... Read more »
iGEM Toronto has strong showing at the 2019 International Genetically Engineered Machine Giant Jamboree November 7, 2019- On November 4, iGEM Toronto was awarded the distinction of Gold Medal Standard for their project Accelerating Industrial Plastic Degradation With PETase at the 2019 international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)... Read more »
ChemE students win top prizes at the 69th CCEC October 31, 2019- ChemE students performed extremely well at this year’s 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC) hosted in Halifax from October 20-23, 2019. Kimberly Watada (ChemE 2T2) took home first-place and Judy... Read more »
Alum wins the 2019 CSChE Process Safety Management Award October 25, 2019- Marcello Oliverio (ChemE 8T2, MASc 8T6) is the recipient of the 2019 Process Safety Management (PSM) Award, which recognizes his outstanding contributions to the PSM field within Canada. He received... Read more »
International Pearson Scholar Urvi Verkhedkar on her first month in ChemE October 17, 2019- Since arriving in Toronto from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Urvi Verkhedkar (Year 1, ChemE) has already immersed herself in environmental advocacy efforts. “Getting involved in my passions has definitely been a... Read more »
Ajay Kochhar (ChemE 1T3) named to list of Canada’s 2020 Clean16 leaders in sustainability October 9, 2019- Ajay Kochhar (ChemE 1T3), President and CEO of Li-Cycle, has been named one of Canada’s 2020 Clean16 leaders in sustainability and clean technology, as part of Canada’s Clean50 Awards which... Read more »
Levente Diosady named winner of the 2019 R.S. Jane Memorial Award October 1, 2019- The R.S. Jane Memorial Award is presented annually by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering to a person, who, while residing in Canada has made an exceptional achievement to the... Read more »
Ali Khademhosseini (ChemE 9T9) elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada September 12, 2019- Ali Khademhosseini (ChemE 9T9, IBBME MASc 0T1) is one of 93 new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science to have been elected by their... Read more »
Prof. Arun Ramchandran (ChemE) named 2019 winner of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award September 12, 2019- The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering recently announced Prof. Arun Ramchandran (ChemE) as the 2019 winner of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award. The award recognizes outstanding contribution... Read more »
Business leader and ChemE alumnus William Troost receives honorary degree for philanthropy, support of students June 19, 2019- The son of a Dutch farm labourer, William Troost didn’t have much money when he was growing up – which is why he speaks so highly of the scholarship he... Read more »
Elizabeth Edwards named University Professor, U of T’s highest academic rank June 6, 2019- Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE) has been appointed to the rank of University Professor. This is the University of Toronto’s highest academic rank, recognizing unusual scholarly achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of... Read more »
Prof. Milica Radisic receives Ontario Professional Engineers Research and Development Medal May 6, 2019- Five U of T Engineering professors and alumni have been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. Among... Read more »
Arthur Chan wins Early Career Teaching Award May 3, 2019- The U of T Engineering community gathered on Thursday, May 2 to recognize outstanding faculty and staff members for their leadership, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service and... Read more »
UTCV places 6th at AIChE Student Conference April 26, 2019- On March 31, the University of Toronto Chemical Vehicles (UTCV) design team competed in the 2019 Chem-E Car Competition at the Eckhardt Northeast Regional AIChE Student Conference, which took place... Read more »
Molly Shoichet elected to Royal Society April 23, 2019- University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME, Donnelly) has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the U.K.’s national academy of sciences. The organization is the world’s oldest scientific... Read more »
Three ChemE students receive prestigious Cressy Awards for outstanding leadership April 23, 2019- Three ChemE students were presented with 2019 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards on Monday: Locke Davenport Huyer (IBBME/ChemE PhD 1T9), Molly Gorman (ChemE 1T8 + PEY), and Rosten Role (ChemE... Read more »
Winter 2019 student winners April 2, 2019- On March 29, students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry friends came together to enjoy the 34th annual ChemE Dinner. Several students were recognized throughout the evening for their extracurricular and/or... Read more »
Professors Alison McGuigan and Vladimiros Papangelakis among 2019 Connaught Innovation Award winners March 15, 2019- Professors Alison McGuigan and Vladimiros Papangelakis are among the 12 researchers at the University of Toronto that will share almost $600,000 in funding through the Connaught Innovation Award program, which... Read more »
Molly Shoichet named a Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering February 15, 2019- University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) has been named a 2019 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The recipients... Read more »
Professor Levente Diosady Named to the Order of Canada January 10, 2019- Professor Levente Diosady (ChemE) has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions to the science of food engineering, which has improved the lives of millions... Read more »