In the News Archive (2019)

Now Hiring! Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) – Design, Safety, and Fundamentals in Chemical Engineering December 18, 2019 - The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching stream appointment in the area of Design, Safety and Fundamentals in Chemical... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: Shariq Naveed (ChemE 2T1+PEY) December 18, 2019 - The youngest member of a tightknit family, Shariq Naveed (ChemE 2T1+PEY) was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. Needless to say, it was a big decision to leave his family... Read more »
By raising lab coats to the rafters, U of T biomedical engineering lab celebrates its student MVPs December 13, 2019 - Baker, McLean and Wang aren’t exactly household names but they have a special place in the memories of researchers in University Professor Molly Shoichet’s (ChemE, IBBME) lab. They’re among the former University... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: Sargol Okhovatian (ChemE 1T9+PEY) December 11, 2019 - After immigrating to Canada from Iran to pursue a degree in engineering at Ryerson University, Sargol Okhovatian (ChemE 1T9+PEY) transferred to U of T to pursue the most extensive engineering... Read more »
ChemE alumni featured in annual U of T Engineering Holiday Gift Guide December 11, 2019 - Gift ideas designed by U of T Engineering alumni and students     From glasses that help you sleep better, to customizable ambient lighting, ‘tis the season for engineering-inspired gifts.... Read more »
Now Hiring! Assistant Professor – Sustainable Water Processing for the Resource Industry December 10, 2019 - The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in advanced approaches and technologies for water treatment (recovery-purification-recycle) and management for the natural resource... Read more »
Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9) and Sandra Odendahl (ChemE 9T0) featured in Engineers Canada 30 Years Later project December 6, 2019 - On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman walked into École Polytechnique de Montréal and killed 14 women. During the rampage, the man, who had failed to gain admission to the university,... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: Ahris Mo (ChemE 2T0+PEY) December 3, 2019 - Studying at U of T has been a longtime dream for Ahris Mo (ChemE 2T0+PEY). She may have taken a longer route to get here than she originally anticipated, but... Read more »
2019 CSChE Sector Information Night December 2, 2019 - On Wednesday, November 27, The U of T Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) held its annual Sector Information Night. The following alumni returned to share... Read more »
Tanya Lindsay (ChemE 9T7) profiled by Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) November 27, 2019 - Tanya Lindsay (ChemE 9T7), Co-Founder of Surge ERP Consulting Corp. was recently profiled by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE). Click HERE to learn more about what has... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: John Zhang (ChemE 1T9+PEY) November 26, 2019 - The boundless opportunities at Canada’s biggest research university are what drew John Zhang to the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. After a year... Read more »
Catching up with Madhushan Perera (ChemE 1T6+PEY) November 25, 2019 - Madhushan Perera (ChemE 1T6+PEY) has only been out of Skule for a few years, but in that short time has already experienced so much. He has held sought-after consulting positions... Read more »
Christian Marcello (ChemE 1T7+PEY) saves animals through social enterprise Team Plover November 18, 2019 - “To date we’ve been able to help rescue 214 pets,” explains Christian Marcello (ChemE 1T7+PEY), founder of Team Plover, a social enterprise that is striving to help every pet find... Read more »
Catching up with Tamara Champ (ChemE 0T2+PEY) November 11, 2019 - Influenced by her parents who were academically oriented, Tamara Champ (ChemE 0T2+PEY) was motivated at an early age to get into U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: Fletcher Han (ChemE 2T0+PEY) November 7, 2019 - Fletcher Han (ChemE 2T0+PEY) is a “third-culture kid”, which is somebody who grew up in a culture other than their parents’ and the country on their passport. “Although I am... Read more »
Prof. Greg Evans discusses major study on air pollution with CBC November 7, 2019 - A national study led by Prof. Greg Evans (ChemE) revealing that emissions from nearby traffic can greatly increase concentrations of key air pollutants, with highly polluting trucks making a major... Read more »
Locke Davenport Huyer (ChemE, IBBME PhD 1T9) shares his one-minute thesis November 7, 2019 - This morning, our U of T Engineering students are celebrating the end of one journey and the beginning of another. At Fall Convocation, a majority of the graduating class are... Read more »
National air pollution study led by Prof. Greg Evans calls out rush-hour traffic, diesel truck emissions as major areas of concern October 30, 2019 - Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road — and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants. A new... Read more »
Catching up with Mario Bento (ChemE 8T8) October 25, 2019 - Mario Bento (ChemE 8T8), born in the small Caribbean island of Antigua, moved to Canada in 1981 to study chemistry at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. By the end of... Read more »
Catching up with Madona Khalil (ChemE 1T5+PEY) October 22, 2019 - A self-described extrovert, Madona Khalil (ChemE 1T5+PEY) gains energy from social interactions and building community. As a teenager, she was extensively involved with her church – teaching Sunday school and... Read more »
ChemE Future Leaders: Alicia Hill-Turner (ChemE 2T0+PEY) October 17, 2019 - “There were several key things that inspired me to pursue a degree in chemical engineering” explains Alicia Hill-Turner (ChemE 2T0+PEY). “Beyond my love for science and math in high school,... Read more »
Catching up with Scott Allan Orr (ChemE 1T4) October 7, 2019 - Heritage Scientists, such as Dr. Scott Allan Orr (ChemE 1T4), strive to support conservation, access, interpretation, management, and engagement with heritage. They improve the understanding, care, and sustainable use of... Read more »
Molly Shoichet named to MaRS Discovery District board of directors September 26, 2019 - MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) recently announced the appointment of Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE/IBBME) to its board of directors, along with Prashant Pathak. Professor Shoichet holds the Tier 1 Canada Research... Read more »
Wei Cheng Hooi (ChemE 2T0) brings Dorothy Meldrum Szymaszek Student Exchange Award to the University of Edinburgh September 20, 2019 - by Wei Cheng Hooi (ChemE 2T0) In the past summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a research project with Dr Francisco R Garcia Garcia at the University of... Read more »
Food for thought: Climate change could impact omega-3 levels worldwide September 20, 2019 - Climate change won’t just bring rising sea levels and more extreme weather — it could also impact your dinner plate. A new study from U of T suggests that a... Read more »
Marisa Sterling (ChemE 9T1) appointed first Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Professionalism at U of T Engineering September 12, 2019 - This newly created role aims to support and guide the Faculty’s efforts in ensuring that every member of the Engineering community is afforded the right to study and work in... Read more »
Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6) spotted a blemish in the skincare industry — and started her own company to tackle it September 6, 2019 - As early as her second year as a U of T Engineering undergraduate, alumna Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6) knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur. “I actually ran two businesses while I... Read more »
From Malaysia to Toronto: Meet your incoming class of 2T3 September 5, 2019 - Eight students share what’s got them excited about their first year at U of T Engineering Residence move-ins, Frosh Week, fuelling up on textbooks at the U of T bookstore... Read more »
Prof. Gisele Azimi explains the value of recycling rare-earth elements in the National Post August 29, 2019 - Gisele Azimi’s lab has developed a way to extract rare earths from devices. It uses carbon dioxide to dissolve them, while other processes use acids that generate a lot of... Read more »
Infrastructure for innovation: Prof. Frank Gu one of seven U of T Engineering researchers receive CFI funding for upgrades and equipment August 13, 2019 - Digital technology has globalized engineering design and collaboration: a new product can be prototyped in Toronto, assessed in Amsterdam and manufactured in Shenzhen. But Professor Alison Olechowski (MIE, ILead) says that... Read more »
Contamination-eating microbes developed by Prof. Elizabeth Edwards to be tested in the field August 13, 2019 - For years, the University of Toronto’s Elizabeth Edwards and her team have been developing a potent mix of microbes that can chow down on toxic chemicals. Now, they are preparing... Read more »
U of T Engineering researchers could lower the cost of producing lab-grown meat August 8, 2019 - On grocery store shelves among packages of farmed beef, poultry and pork, Peter Stogios expects to one day see meat created in labs. The senior researcher in the Faculty of Applied... Read more »
Prof. Emma Master receives NSERC-CREATE grant to accelerate translation from lab to market July 11, 2019 - In nature, one organism’s waste often becomes energy for another. Professor Emma Master (ChemE) wants to apply these same principles to industrial manufacturing. “We can leverage biological processes to recycle... Read more »
Assistant Professor Jeff Brook delivers prestigious review at Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition July 4, 2019 - Each year the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), the oldest environmental science and technology organization in North America (if not the world), identifies a known and respected expert with... Read more »
Assistant Professor Erin Bobicki to partner with mining company Vale Canada on storing CO2 July 2, 2019 - Seven University of Toronto researchers working with industrial and institutional partners have been awarded funding from the federal government for projects ranging from new medical diagnostic tools to environmentally friendly advancements in mining, forestry... Read more »
U of T Engineering celebrates the leadership and legacy of Dean Cristina Amon June 28, 2019 - On Wednesday, June 26, more than 400 members of the U of T Engineering community came together to celebrate the transformative leadership of Dean Cristina Amon and reflect on the... Read more »
Grads to Watch 2019 June 6, 2019 - At Spring Convocation on June 19, 2019, U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. This year’s 13 “Grads to Watch” embody... Read more »
ChemE students to participate in finals for CSA Academic Challenge May 24, 2019 - Xin Huang and James Yin, two fourth-year ChemE students, are members of a U of T student team who have been invited to participate as finalists in the 2019 CSA... Read more »
SOCAAR teams up with the City of Oshawa on air quality and traffic monitoring project May 16, 2019 - The Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) is teaming up with the City of Oshawa to launch a one-year TeachingCity research study that will monitor air quality and... Read more »
ChemE project earns support from Medicine by Design May 16, 2019 - Six U of T Engineering researchers, including Professor Krishna Mahadevan (ChemE), are among nine teams awarded $1.2 million in funding from Medicine by Design to support critical new ideas in... Read more »
Erin Bobicki searches for a cleaner solution to crushing rocks May 13, 2019 - Whether it’s copper for electric cars, or lithium for cellphones, many everyday technologies and devices are made of or rely on metals. But mining and extracting these valuable commercial minerals... Read more »
Prof. Erin Bobicki among five U of T Engineering researchers awarded NSERC Strategic Partnerships Grant May 6, 2019 - New funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will advance U of T Engineering research in a wide range of areas, from digital infrastructure to advanced manufacturing.... Read more »
How Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0) is leading change in sustainability April 30, 2019 - How do you convince bankers to care about sustainability? That was the challenge Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0) faced nearly 20 years ago. As the senior leader in charge of... Read more »
Ajay Kochhar (ChemE 1T3) aims to clean up the lithium-ion battery supply chain April 30, 2019 - Less than three years ago, Li-Cycle was little more than a drawing on the back of a napkin in a Yorkville coffee shop. Today, it is on the verge of... Read more »
Prof. Jane Howe’s research on cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar systems April 30, 2019 - The study of a tiny grain of stardust — older than our solar system — is shining new light on how planetary systems are formed. The microbe-sized extraterrestrial particle, which... Read more »
ChemE international student on why he chose U of T Engineering April 5, 2019 - Each year, hundreds of top students from around the world choose to study at U of T Engineering. International applications have increase by more than 40 per cent over the... Read more »
Student Life Catalyst Award 2019 April 3, 2019 - 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 »
Prof. Gisele Azimi featured in Chatelaine article on e-waste April 3, 2019 - (The following is an abridged version of “The Real Environmental Toll of Your Smartphone,” originally published in Chatelaine on April 2, 2019. Credit: Takara Small)   We all know that... Read more »
Catching up with Raphael Soldi April 1, 2019 - When Raphael Soldi (ChemE 1T3+PEY) was growing up, discovering a love of science almost felt magical. “As a huge fan of Harry Potter in my younger days, my first taste... Read more »
Christopher Yip appointed next Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering March 28, 2019 - Christopher Yip plans to draw on his extensive experience supporting research and academic relationships — both at the University of Toronto and beyond — in his new role as dean... Read more »