Honours & Awards

UTCV impresses at AIChE Chem-E-Car Finals

November 18, 2022

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

November 9, 2022

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

November 4, 2022

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

November 3, 2022

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

September 22, 2022

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

September 1, 2022

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

August 18, 2022

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

August 11, 2022

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 »

App for empowering farmers in India propels ChemE student to first-place finish at international hackathon

July 28, 2022

In his first-ever hackathon, Satya Sathwik Juttada (Year 2 ChemE) and his three teammates won first place out of 72 teams at the Global Challenge Lab 2022, hosted by Imperial College London.  The virtual entrepreneurship program brings together students and recent university graduates from across the world to form international teams that generate solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development… Read more »

Kimberly Watada places third at the 2022 Climate Investment Challenge

July 20, 2022

Kimberly Watada (ChemE 2T2 + PEY Co-op), the Chair of our student chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), recently competed and placed third in the finale of the Climate Investment Challenge, a graduate-level competition hosted by Imperial College in London, England. Over one hundred teams participated in this prestigious international competition. Kimberly,… Read more »

Two ChemE members inducted as Fellows into CAE

June 13, 2022

On June 13, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) announced 47 new Fellows, six new International Fellows and one Honorary Fellow. Among the group are ChemE community members Ted Mao (ChemE MASc 8T3, PhD 9T7) and Professor Alison McGuigan (ChemE PhD 0T5). Ted Mao, President, MW Technologies Inc. Dr. Ted Mao, past Vice president, Research… Read more »

U of T Engineering researcher Paul Chen earns Schmidt Science Fellowship

June 10, 2022

Paul Chen (ChemE PhD 2T2) has earned a Schmidt Science Fellowship for his research into engineering and nanotechnology. He is among only 29 Fellows from around the world in the 2022 cohort. Growing up in Texas, then later in Calgary, Chen wasn’t too sure what he wanted from his career — but he did know… Read more »

Molly Shoichet receives honorary doctorate from uOttawa

June 7, 2022

Molly Shoichet is one of nine recipients of an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa (uOttawa). An honorary doctorate from uOttawa acknowledges that the recipient deserves to be recognized for their unsurpassed abilities due to life’s learning and experiences. Dr. Shoichet is a professor at the University of Toronto, where she is one of… Read more »

PhD student wins a national forestry award

June 3, 2022

In advance of World Environment Day, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is proud to announce the inaugural winners of the Chisholm Awards for Innovation in Forestry, a national competition which recognizes youth leadership and innovative research developments in the field of forestry. The Chisholm Awards for Innovation in Forestry program showcases the game-changing ideas,… Read more »

ChemE Awards 2021-22

May 28, 2022

The 5th ChemE Exhibition & 36th Dinner on May 27, 2022 brought together close to 300 alumni, industry partners, faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Congratulations to all of our 2021-22 ChemE Award recipients! Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Professor James W. Smith LOT Award Cassidy Tan (ChemE 2T4) Class of 8T2… Read more »

Three ChemE students win University of Toronto Excellence Awards

May 18, 2022

Please join us in congratulating Michael Chan, Cassidy Tan, and Bella Zhang, who have each received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) in the Natural Sciences & Engineering category. The funding provided through the award will allow them to continue their current research projects throughout the summer.   Michael Chan (ChemE 2T5) Microplastics are… Read more »

Professor Milica Radisic wins the 2022 Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal

May 5, 2022

Professor Milica Radisic is the recipient of the 2022 Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal, which honours and recognizes significant scientific contributions and leadership deemed recent and timely. Professor Radisic is a Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. She is also the Director of the… Read more »

U of A names Professor Molly Shoichet a 2022 honorary degree recipient

May 3, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Molly Shoichet who will be receiving her honorary Doctor of Science degree on June 13 at 3 p.m. from the University of Alberta. Shoichet is a leading Canadian researcher who has developed breakthrough approaches to treating cancer, stroke, blindness and spinal cord injuries. Her pioneering work has resulted in more than 650 research… Read more »

Jeanette Southwood receives prestigious citizenship award

May 3, 2022

A ChemE alumna has been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with an Ontario Professional Engineers Award. Jeanette Southwood (ChemE 8T6, MASc 8T8) received the Citizenship Award, for an engineer who has made significant volunteer contributions to the community.  An award-winning engineer and leader, Southwood is Vice-President, Corporate… Read more »

Four ChemE students receive U of T Student Leadership Awards

February 28, 2022

This month, 18 students from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering earned U of T Student Leadership Awards, which recognizes leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among this group were four outstanding ChemE students. Brohath Amrithraj (ChemE 2T1+1) recognized the lack of international engineering student services and founded an organization called International Transition… Read more »

ChemE Student Discovery Award winners

February 11, 2022

Four graduate students have received Student Discovery Awards. Established in 2013, this award is presented to students who have successfully defended their MASc or PhD thesis at a Departmental Oral Examination within 2 or 5 years of program start date respectively, and have authored/co-authored at least one first-authored paper per year in the program at… Read more »

Professor Honghi Tran inducted to Pulp & Paper Canada’s Hall of Fame

January 20, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Honghi Tran, one of the winners of Pulp & Paper Canada’s inaugural Hall of Fame. As Professor emeritus and Director of the Pulp & Paper Centre at the University of Toronto, Professor Tran has contributed immensely to the pulp and paper industry in Canada. Having worked originally in the glass industry in Japan,… Read more »

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