News & Updates

BioZone researchers provide viral protein for development of new COVID-19 antibody test

January 21, 2021

BioZone researchers are among key collaborators in the development of what is said to be the quickest, most accurate and most affordable COVID-19 antibody test currently available. Supported by funding from… Read more »

Virtual reality makes unique chemical engineering lab accessible from home

January 19, 2021

Story by Liz Do, U of T Engineering News For more than 70 years, the Unit Ops Lab has been a cornerstone for undergraduate training in chemical engineering. Now, Professor Ariel… Read more »

Ontario universities create fellowship to increase diversity in engineering and technology

January 18, 2021

Story by Engineering Strategic Communications, U of T Engineering News Six universities in Ontario have partnered to create a new fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students… Read more »

The year ahead: Q-and-A with U of T Engineering Dean Christopher Yip

January 11, 2021

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News A lot of adjectives have been used to describe the year 2020 — unprecedented, unusual, challenging — but Dean Chris Yip would… Read more »

‘The next big step’: U of T researchers pursue a treatment for vision loss

January 6, 2021

Story by Paul Fraumeni, U of T News It takes only a fraction of a second for light to travel through your eye to create an image in the brain,… Read more »

Professor Gisele Azimi featured on CBC News

January 6, 2021

Professor Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) was featured on CBC Morning Live to discuss her research on recycling precious metals from discarded e-waste. Watch the segment »

Video: Happy Holidays from the University of Toronto

December 14, 2020

Video: U of T Engineering celebrates the holidays with the Twelve Days of Skule™

December 9, 2020

As we reflect on 2020, we can all look back with immense pride on the ways the U of T Engineering community has come together — with creativity, resilience and… Read more »

Making the most of an unusual semester: How U of T Engineering students are adapting to remote learning

December 9, 2020

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News Daniel Deza (Year 1 EngSci) always knew he was going to have friends at U of T Engineering — starting with his… Read more »

‘Reflect, remember, respond’: U of T commemorates National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 4, 2020

Story by Liz Do, U of T Engineering News Members from across U of T’s three campuses gathered virtually to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence… Read more »

Three Ships Beauty featured in 2020 Engineering Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2020

From a brain-sensing headband to a contemporary culinary cult classic, U of T Engineering has collected its top gift ideas — all with ties to the Faculty — to inspire… Read more »

Pulp & Paper Centre brings together over 250 academic and industry partners in virtual Consortium conference

November 27, 2020

Each November, the University of Toronto’s Pulp & Paper Centre coordinates and hosts the annual, three-day Effective Energy and Chemical Recovery in Pulp and Paper Mills Research Consortium review conference,… Read more »

Two new clean-energy hubs in the GTA to boost U of T Engineering sustainability research

November 19, 2020

Story by Liz Do, U of T Engineering News Two leading-edge facilities set to open in 2022 will further strengthen U of T Engineering as a powerhouse for clean energy… Read more »

Three ChemE instructors get creative with remote active learning

November 18, 2020

A camera and a bottle of Gatorade were the key pieces of equipment for a recent virtual lab in Professor Jennifer Farmer’s (ChemE) course, CHE204: Applied Chemistry. “We told students that… Read more »

University Professor Molly Shoichet featured on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks

November 18, 2020

University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly) was featured on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks to discuss her receipt of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering and… Read more »

ChemE students Erin Ng and James Keane celebrated as top scholars and athletes by U of T Varsity Blues

November 18, 2020

This year, U of T Varsity Blues is celebrating a record number of student athletes who received academic honours in the 2019-20 academic year. In total, 308 students received top… Read more »

How one U of T Engineering educational program kept thriving during COVID-19

November 17, 2020

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News Locke Davenport Huyer (ChemE PhD 1T9) remembers the moment his team had to make the call. “All of the programming was developed… Read more »

Dean’s World Tour: Checking in with U of T Engineering students across the globe

November 13, 2020

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News This week, U of T Engineering Dean Christopher Yip (ChemE, BME) took a virtual trip around the world.  Using the digital meeting… Read more »

Ajay Kochhar (ChemE 1T3) featured in The Globe and Mail

November 3, 2020

Battery recycling company Li-Cycle sees ‘tsunami’ of opportunity, eyes possible IPO to fund expansion The co-founder of Li-Cycle Corp. is ending a virtual tour of his Kingston facility by showing… Read more »

ChemE welcomes new faculty member Daniela Galatro

November 2, 2020

Professor Daniela Galatro (MIE PhD candidate) has joined U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Beginning in 2021, Professor Galatro will… Read more »

Peter Noble (ChemE 8T9) appointed CIAC Chair of the Board of Directors for 2021

October 30, 2020

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) has welcomed Peter Noble (ChemE 8T9), Chemicals Business Manager, Imperial Oil, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2021. “It is an… Read more »

Professor Ning Yan is developing a new generation of sustainable plant-based materials and products

October 29, 2020

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News Canada’s forests are a key source of renewable materials, from paper to lumber. Yet many of the industry’s most common products… Read more »

Vote for Research2Reality for People’s Choice Award: Canada’s Favourite Science Online

October 20, 2020

In 2015, University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME, Donnelly) co-founded Research2Reality, a science news site which uses social media to promote innovative and leading-edge research across the country. This year,… Read more »

Skin-care product based on Professor Milica Radisic’s research donated to health-care workers fighting COVID-19

October 14, 2020

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News A U of T Engineering spinoff company has donated its entire stock of skin-care product to health-care workers fighting the global… Read more »

From engineering to MBA: ChemE alumna Nicki Parkes graduates top of her MBA class with prestigious Roger N. Wolff Prize

October 5, 2020

Having graduated top of her class from Rotman in 2020—receiving the prestigious Roger N. Wolff Prize—Nicki Parkes (Skoll ChemE 1T7 + PEY + MBA 2T0) is looking forward to putting… Read more »

Professor Frank Gu’s research on applying nanotechnology to clean up tailings ponds featured in CBC

September 29, 2020

CBC’s Quirks and Quarks featured Prof. Frank Gu‘s (ChemE) research on applying nanotechnology to clean up oil sands tailings ponds. The research was conducted in partnership with researchers at Queen’s… Read more »

ChemE Pearson Scholar shares thoughts on her first weeks at U of T Engineering

September 23, 2020

Buse Guler, Year 1 ChemE — Istanbul, Turkey Buse Guler studying at home in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo courtesy Buse Guler) Even before starting her first year, Guler has already spent time… Read more »

ChemE students take home top prizes at Hatchery’s 2020 Demo Day

September 23, 2020

Student-founded startup Themis co-founded by Amardeep Singh (Year 3 ChemE) — which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline contract-drafting for lawyers — recently took home the top prize at the… Read more »

ChemE alumna leads global innovation in next generation sustainable energy projects

September 21, 2020

By Amanda Hacio For as long as she can remember, Carol Choi (1T5 + PEY) has always looked for a challenge. “I feel really lucky to have studied at one… Read more »

Blueprint for change: New outreach program encourages Black students to choose STEM

September 18, 2020

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News A new U of T Engineering outreach program is empowering Black students from across Canada to explore their future in science,… Read more »

5 Tips for Hosting a Virtual Research Conference

September 18, 2020

By Samantha Cheung (ChemE PhD candidate) From April to June 2020, I led a committee that organized the U of T Engineering Research Conference (UTERC) — the Faculty’s first-ever virtual… Read more »

Prof. Cathy Chin part of new academia-industry partnership to accelerate the search for materials for sustainable energy and smartphones

September 11, 2020

Professor Cathy Chin (ChemE) is one of six researchers to join a new consortium — featuring players from industry, academia and government — that will use the power of artificial… Read more »

Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Nina-Francesca Farac

September 11, 2020

As the Chemical Engineering Graduate Students’ Association (CEGSA) prepares for the 2020-21 Skule™ year, writer Amanda Hacio caught up with incoming president, Nina-Francesca Farac (ChemE PhD candidate), to learn more… Read more »

Back to Skule™: Mental wellness strategies for students

September 10, 2020

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News This year, U of T Engineering students are preparing for a very different back-to-school season. Keeping mental health in mind will be more important than… Read more »

ChemE professors share Back to Skule™ messages of support with U of T Engineering community

September 10, 2020

As classes start remotely this week, the U of T Engineering community has a message to new and returning students, and to one another: we got this. The Faculty has… Read more »

Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Madison Desembrana

September 10, 2020

As Chem Club prepares for the 2020-21 Skule™ year, writer Amanda Hacio caught up with incoming Chem Club Chair, Madison Desembrana (ChemE 1T9+1+PEY), to learn more about what her plans… Read more »

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