News & Updates Archive (2020)

Can lowering emissions improve the odds against COVID-19? Professor Greg Evans examines the evidence

By Branden Wesseling | April 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Can lowering emissions improve the odds against COVID-19? Professor Greg Evans examines the evidence

Story by Fahad Pinto, U of T Engineering News With countries shutting down large sections of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, many regions have seen strong improvements in air quality in a very short time. As cities decongest, U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) is using this unprecedented global experiment to study the… Read more »

Prof. Milica Radisic among team of U of T Engineering researchers working to better understand COVID-19 using ‘organ-on-a-chip’ technology

By Branden Wesseling | April 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Prof. Milica Radisic among team of U of T Engineering researchers working to better understand COVID-19 using ‘organ-on-a-chip’ technology

Story by Paul Fraumeni, U of T News In order for a COVID-19 vaccine and antiviral drugs to be developed, scientists first need to understand why this virus spreads so easily and quickly, and why it invades our bodies with seemingly little resistance from our immune system. Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE), is among a… Read more »

Prof. Greg Evans discusses air pollution and COVID-19 on CBC News

By Branden Wesseling | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Prof. Greg Evans discusses air pollution and COVID-19 on CBC News

Professor Greg Evans (ChemE, ISTEP) talks to CBC News about recent satellite images showing a reduction in air pollution levels in the GTA. He also provides insight on the relationship between exposure to air pollution and respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Listen to the interview >> Read the full article on CBC News >>

Prof. Erin Bobicki discusses mineral processing and mining innovation on Sepro Systems podcast

By Branden Wesseling | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Prof. Erin Bobicki discusses mineral processing and mining innovation on Sepro Systems podcast

Professor Erin Bobicki (MSE, ChemE) is interviewed on the Sepro Systems inaugural podcast to talk about the future of mineral processing. Bobicki is collaborating with Sepro on a microwave-assisted comminution project, which has shown to improve ore sorting efficiency and energy savings of up to 70 per cent in comminution circuits. Bobicki discusses her career,… Read more »

A Message from the Chair regarding COVID-19

By Branden Wesseling | March 20, 2020 | Comments Off on A Message from the Chair regarding COVID-19

Dear ChemE Community, The past week has been difficult on everyone—academically, professionally and personally—as the world responds to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Keeping our community informed and safe are our top priorities as faculty and staff continue to work with our colleagues across the University to address the unprecedented challenges this situation continues to present. I know… Read more »

ChemE alumna Laura Burget named to U of T News list of startups to watch

By Branden Wesseling | March 11, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE alumna Laura Burget named to U of T News list of startups to watch

NIU BODY, co-founded by ChemE alumna Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6), was recently named to the U of T News list of top 10 U of T startups to watch:  Co-founded by chemical engineering alumna Laura Burget, NIU BODY, creates skin-care products that are all-natural yet affordable. Burget was inspired to start the company after taking a… Read more »

Rana Sodhi and researchers at the Faculty of Dentistry win Journal of Endodontics Award for technology research

By Branden Wesseling | February 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Rana Sodhi and researchers at the Faculty of Dentistry win Journal of Endodontics Award for technology research

Rana Sodhi (OCCAM, ChemE) and researchers in the Faculty of Dentistry, Professor Anil Kishen and Anam Hashmi, received the 2019 Journal of Endodontics (JOE) Award in the category of Basic Research: Technology for their study Interfacial Characterization of Dentin Conditioned with Chitosan Hydroxyapatite Precursor Nanocomplexes Using Time-of-flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. The purpose of the… Read more »

Prof. Graeme Norval presents on teaching safety in engineering education at CRAIM AGM in Montreal

By Branden Wesseling | February 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Prof. Graeme Norval presents on teaching safety in engineering education at CRAIM AGM in Montreal

On January 30, 2020, Professor Graeme Norval (ChemE) gave an invited talk at the CRAIM (Conseil Pour la Reduction des Accidents Industriel Majeur) Annual General Meeting in Montreal. He presented on teaching safety in engineering education and discussed the link between safety, professionalism and engineering ethics. He demonstrated where these practices could be added as… Read more »

Prof. Cathy Chin joins CBC Metro Morning to discuss turning plastics into green diesel

By Branden Wesseling | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Prof. Cathy Chin joins CBC Metro Morning to discuss turning plastics into green diesel

Professor Cathy Chin (ChemE), Canada Research Chair in Advanced Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry, spoke with CBC Radio’s Jill Dempsey on Metro Morning about her work converting waste plastics into green diesel fuel. Listen to Prof. Chin’s interview Metro Morning HERE.

Prof. Arun Ramchandran receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

By Branden Wesseling | January 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Prof. Arun Ramchandran receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

Prof. Arun Ramchandran (ChemE) has been awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers. This fellowship will allow him to conduct research while living in Germany for 12 months beginning in Spring 2020. The Humboldt Research Fellowship is awarded to a researcher from outside of Germany with above average qualifications with a record of several… Read more »

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