Lectures at the Leading Edge enhance our culture of excellence by providing a rich view of the broad landscape and far-reaching horizons of chemical engineering and applied chemistry education and research.
All lectures are held on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm in Wallberg WB116, 200 College Street, with the exception of Monday, 12 November which will be held in Bahen Centre BA1170 at 1:00 pm.
Lectures are free, no RSVP is required, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Download the Lectures at the Leading Edge 2018-19 schedule HERE
2018 – 2019 Lectures at the Leading Edge
Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture
Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment, and Medicine
Angela Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116
2018-19 AEESP Distinguished Lecture
Co-hosted with CivMin, and Engineering Departments at Ryerson, and York
Can Engineering Controls Shape the Drinking Water Microbiome and Reduce the Risk of Opportunistic Infections?
Lutgarde Raskin, University of Michigan
*New time and location* Mon, Nov 12, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Bahen Centre BA1170
Closed-loop Discovery of Materials: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Methods for the Design of Active Organic Materials
Alán Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116
Mammalian Synthetic Biology: Foundation and Therapeutic Applications
Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wed, Dec 5, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116
Reaction Mechanisms and Structure Sensitivity for Heterogeneous Catalyst Discovery from First-Principles
Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116
Co-hosted with the Institute for Water Innovation (IWI)
Thermodynamics and Transport in Desalination Systems Engineering
John Lienhard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wed, Jan 23, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116
Co-hosted with the Ontario Centre for the Characterisation of Advanced Materials (OCCAM)
Metabolic Imaging at the Single-cell Scale: Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Mass Spectrometry Imaging
Ian Gilmore, National Physical Laboratory, UK
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116
Microbial Electrosynthesis for a Carbon-neutral Energy and Chemicals Economy
Alfred Spormann, Stanford
Wed, Mar 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116
Co-hosted with the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP)
Going Beyond the Fads and Jargon: What Does Research Tell Us About Teaching for High Quality Learning in Science and Engineering?
Jennifer Case, Virginia Tech
*New Date* Wed, Apr 10, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116