In the News Archive (2018)

Top U of T Engineering news stories of 2018 December 21, 2018 - It has been another remarkable year at U of T Engineering. As 2018 winds down, our faculty, students and alumni continue to make headlines through innovative research, game-changing contributions to... Read more »
New NSERC Industrial Research Chair leverages nanotechnology to enhance health care December 14, 2018 - Professor Frank Gu can sum up his team’s leading-edge research in four words: big challenges, tiny tools. Gu and his team use nanoparticles — engineered materials measuring around one billionth... Read more »
Tenure-Stream opportunity! Apply now! December 11, 2018 - The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-­stream appointment in bioengineering or bioscience applied to environmental, energy or food systems. The appointment will be at... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: Muhammad Massod December 11, 2018 - Muhammad Masood (ChemE 2T0 + PEY) is in his 3rd year at U of T where he is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, with a minor in... Read more »
Professor Milica Radisic joins new Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) November 26, 2018 - U of T Engineering is partnering with Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) to create a national innovation hub focused on microfluidics – a field in which tiny amounts of fluid... Read more »
Catching up with Stephanie Tzanis November 22, 2018 - Even though she’s no longer a student, Stephanie Tzanis (ChemE 1T7 + PEY) is still well known around the halls of Wallberg. Faculty, staff, and students remember her fondly as... Read more »
Dr. Kerolyn Shairsingh takes first look at traffic-related air pollution in Trinidad and Tobago November 21, 2018 - Dr. Kerolyn Shairsingh (ChemE PhD 1T8) conducted the first look into traffic-related air pollution in Trinidad and Tobago. Her research found that significant exposure to diesel exhaust appears to be... Read more »
In high demand: Why U of T graduates are among the most sought after on the planet November 21, 2018 - When it came to launching a career, Enakshi Shah (ChemE 1T7 + PEY) didn’t need to look far after graduating from the University of Toronto. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in... Read more »
U of T co-hosts large international conference on sustainability November 19, 2018 - The XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, ran from October 28-31, 2018 at the... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: Samantha Kim November 19, 2018 - Samantha Kim (ChemE 2T0 + PEY) is in the 3rd year of her degree in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at U of T. When she’s not in class, she... Read more »
Reinventing the toilet: U of T Engineering team presents sustainable prototype in Beijing November 8, 2018 - Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (ChemE and Centre for Global Engineering) and her team are currently in China exhibiting a prototype with the potential to address one of humanity’s most pressing challenges.... Read more »
World Health Organization highlights research work by CANUE November 5, 2018 - The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) was recently highlighted in the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Housing and Health Newsletter on Housing and Health. CANUE was established at... Read more »
Greg Evans discusses vehicle emissions on CBC Ontario Today October 30, 2018 - On Monday, October 1, Prof. Greg Evans (ChemE) joined CBC Ontario Today with Rita Celli to discuss his leading research on vehicle pollution and the importance of emissions tests in... Read more »
STEPping up: how ISTEP plans to shape the next generation of engineering leaders October 15, 2018 - A major shift is underway in the engineering profession. While technical competencies remain paramount, engineering employers are increasingly seeking candidates who demonstrate strong leadership potential, the ability to communicate effectively,... Read more »
Photo of Jennifer Farmer featured in Maclean’s October 12, 2018 - The above photo of Prof. Jennifer Farmer with a student in her lab was recently featured in a Maclean’s article describing U of T as the “Harvard of the North.”... Read more »
Molly Shoichet Discusses Collaborative Installation “Artful Science,” now on Display at Pearson Airport October 11, 2018 - On Wednesday, October 10th, ChemE Professor Molly Shoichet appeared on CBC’s Metro Morning to discuss “Artful Science,” a collaborative initiative between the Department of Ambiance and Aesthetics, Greater Toronto Airports... Read more »
Past Lectures at the Leading Edge speaker awarded 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry October 4, 2018 - On Wednesday, October 3, Professor Frances Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry by... Read more »
Catching up with Michael Tran October 3, 2018 - Michael Tran (ChemE 1T7+PEY) has always been interested in exploring different cultures and interests. At the age of 14, Tran moved from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Toronto for... Read more »
Emily Moore named new director of Troost ILead September 28, 2018 - Dr. Emily Moore has been named the next director of the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead), effective October 1, 2018. She is also appointed to a... Read more »
Basic research ‘at the root’ of innovation in Canada: U of T’s Molly Shoichet September 21, 2018 - Canada is well on its way to becoming a country where knowledge and ideas, not oil or timber, are its most important resources – but there’s more work to be... Read more »
The outstanding career of Joseph C. Paradi September 17, 2018 - On Friday, September 7, more than 150 colleagues, and current and former students gathered at the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship to celebrate the remarkable career of... Read more »
Lectures at the Leading Edge 2018-19 Schedule Available Now! September 11, 2018 - Lectures at the Leading Edge is back for the 2018-19 school year with another incredible schedule featuring some of the brightest minds in engineering from around the world! Lectures at... Read more »
Large trucks are biggest culprits of near-road air pollution: U of T Engineering study September 10, 2018 - For the 30 per cent of Canadians who live within 500 metres of a major roadway, a new study reveals that the type of vehicles rolling past their homes can... Read more »
Engineering research receives over $11 million in NSERC funding August 14, 2018 - Ten U of T Engineering projects were awarded NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants over three years totaling $11.5 million in funding. Four of these projects are led by ChemE professors: Tim... Read more »
ChemE Alumna Named ONWiE Chair July 17, 2018 - Kim Jones (ChemE 0T3) was recently named Chair of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE). Jones, a professor with the McMaster Engineering Faculty, comes to this role with... Read more »
ChemE Student Takes on the World As Member of Iron Dragons July 4, 2018 - Reigning national champions Iron Dragons are heading to Szeged, Hungary this summer to represent Canada on the world stage. The U of T Engineering student dragon boating team is sending... Read more »
Troost family boosts engineering leaders of tomorrow with new $3-million gift June 28, 2018 - Underscoring their deep commitment to innovative leadership education, William Troost(ChemE 6T7) and his wife Kathleen have made a $3-million gift to accelerate pioneering programs and initiatives at U of T’s... Read more »
ChemE Grads to Watch June 11, 2018 - Oluwatobi Edun (ChemE 1T7 + PEY), Natalia Mykhaylova (ChemE PhD 1T8) and Elizabeth White (ChemE 1T7+PEY) have made the Faculty’s 2018 “15 Grads to Watch” list. At Spring Convocation on June... Read more »
Prof. Milica Radisic and 15,000 runners, cyclists take over Toronto’s highways for Ride for Heart June 3, 2018 - Professor Milica Radisic, Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering, was among thousands of runners and cyclists who participated in the Manulife Ride for Heart on Sunday, June 3.... Read more »
CBC interview with Prof. Levente Diosady June 1, 2018 - Professor Levente Diosady, the recipient of the 2018 Engineers Canada Gold Medal, recently sat down with CBC’s Gill Deacon to discuss his work. Listen to the interview.
Mining your phone: Recovering rare earth elements from e-waste June 1, 2018 - A retired smartphone languishing in a drawer may seem nearly worthless, but from a material point of view, it’s a gold mine. Professor Gisele Azimi and her team are developing new methods... Read more »
Preparing future engineers: U of T Engineering to launch new transdisciplinary institute May 25, 2018 - U of T Engineering’s newest research institute answers a challenging question: how should we prepare the next generation of engineering leaders for the world they will face in 2050? The... Read more »
PhD alumnus receives large government grant May 18, 2018 - Phycus Biotechnologies Inc. – founded by Vik Pandit, a ChemE PhD alumnus who was supervised by Prof. Krishna Mahadevan – will receive a grant totaling $375,000 through the Low Carbon... Read more »
ChemE student leadership recognized at 2018 Cressy Awards April 20, 2018 - On Tuesday, April 17, 23 undergraduate and graduate engineering students were recognized for their exceptional contributions to the Engineering and University communities with 2018 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. Prior... Read more »
Two ChemE profs receive Discovery Accelerator Supplements April 18, 2018 - Profs. Cathy Chin and Arun Ramchandran recently received three-year Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) on top of their five-year Discovery Grants. The DAS Program provides substantial and timely resources to researchers... Read more »
Student Life Catalyst Award 2018 April 17, 2018 - The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry is now accepting nominations for the Student Life Catalyst Awards, sponsored by the Department’s faculty and staff. These awards seek to recognize... Read more »
Professor Nikolai DeMartini receives NSERC Industrial Research Chair April 9, 2018 - The NSERC Industrial Research Chairs (IRCs) provide funding over five years to support academic-industry collaborations on both fundamental and applied research that is of commercial interest. The latest appointments bring... Read more »
Creating the perfect cup of coffee: U of T researchers team up with Toronto roaster to refine process April 6, 2018 - Andrew Paton, a ChemE PhD alumnus who was supervised by Professor Timothy Bender, is teaming up with coffee company Cut Coffee to figure out how to manipulate the roasting process... Read more »
Myhal family champions next-generation engineering innovation and entrepreneurship April 6, 2018 - This spring when U of T Engineering opens the doors to the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Myhal Centre), it will mark the success of an ambitious campaign and reflect a new era for... Read more »
Globe and Mail Op-ed by Prof. Greg Evans: Flying blind: The future of work in Canada depends on better research April 6, 2018 - Another week brings another public call for education reform – the latest comes from Dave McKay, president and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, with the bank’s report Humans... Read more »
ChemE students recognized for academic and extracurricular excellence April 6, 2018 - From varsity track stars to aerospace team leaders, 10 remarkable undergraduate students were honoured by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) for excelling both within and beyond the classroom.... Read more »
Prof. Elizabeth Edwards featured in Research2Reality: Thanks, Invisible Little Water Filters April 3, 2018 - Many researchers are turning to Nature for problem-solving inspiration. Elizabeth Edwards, Professor in the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and Director of Biozoneat the University of Toronto, is using... Read more »
Professor Milica Radisic named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction March 16, 2018 - Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE) has been named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction for 2018. This prestigious recognition honours the outstanding achievements of those who work to improve the... Read more »
Locke Davenport Huyer wins University of Toronto Awards of Excellence March 16, 2018 - PhD Candidate Locke Davenport Huyer (ChemE, IBBME) has been recognized with a University of Toronto Award of Excellence. Davenport Huyer has been named a UTAA Graduate Scholar. His biomedical engineering research... Read more »
Fujitsu visits U of T Engineering to launch collaborative research lab March 16, 2018 - Multinational information and communication technology company Fujitsu Limited visited U of T Engineering on Wednesday to officially launch the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto. The new... Read more »
Ignite, Imagine, Innovate: U of T Engineering hosts NSBE Conference March 1, 2018 - On February 24, 2018, U of T Engineering hosted three chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for the group’s NSBE Region 1 East Canada Zone conference. Forty-nine... Read more »
ChemE Alumni Elected to PEO Council in 2018 February 27, 2018 - Congratulations to Marisa Sterling (ChemE 9T1) and Keivan Torabi (ChemE MASc 9T9, PhD 0T5) on being elected to the PEO Council. During the February 2018 PEO Council votes, Marisa was elected... Read more »
Kathleen Wynne visits U of T Engineering to talk diversity in STEM February 15, 2018 - On Tuesday, February 13, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited U of T Engineering to speak with students about challenges and opportunities facing students today and the importance of diversity in... Read more »
Professor Molly Shoichet Featured in Canadian Geographic February 13, 2018 - Molly Shoichet is an expert in regenerative medicine, holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, teaches at the University of Toronto and is now Ontario’s first Chief... Read more »
Tour the stunning student spaces in the Myhal Centre: Floors 1 to 4 January 31, 2018 - On April 27, 2018, U of T Engineering’s newest building, the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship officially opens its doors. So what exactly is in store for students, staff, faculty... Read more »