News & Updates Archive (2021)

CRAFT Device Foundry at U of T ushers in new era of microfluidic device fabrication

By Delicia Ansalem | December 16, 2021 | Comments Off on CRAFT Device Foundry at U of T ushers in new era of microfluidic device fabrication

The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) – a partnership between the University of Toronto and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) – has launched a new research facility on U of T’s St. George campus. The Device Foundry will bring together researchers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and industry collaborators with a goal… Read more »

Spin-off company co-founded by U of T Engineering professor creates hydrogen without carbon dioxide emissions

By Jennifer Hsu | December 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Spin-off company co-founded by U of T Engineering professor creates hydrogen without carbon dioxide emissions

A new method of creating hydrogen from natural gas — one which does not produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct — could open up a range of emission-free alternative energy technologies. The innovation was recently spun out into a company, Aurora Hydrogen, co-founded by U of T Engineering professor Murray Thomson (MIE), University of Alberta professor Erin… Read more »

Milestone launch: CRAFT Device Foundry welcomes new era of microfluidic device fabrication

By Delicia Ansalem | November 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Milestone launch: CRAFT Device Foundry welcomes new era of microfluidic device fabrication

The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) — a partnership between the University of Toronto and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) — has launched a new research facility at U of T’s St. George campus.  “The opening of the new Device Foundry marks a huge milestone for CRAFT,” says Professor Axel Guenther (MIE),… Read more »

Researchers hope to ditch insulin needles

By Jennifer Hsu | November 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Researchers hope to ditch insulin needles

Dr. Michael Sefton is working to rid diabetes patients of daily insulin injections, 100 years after his predecessors developed the life-saving treatment. Listen to his interview on CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks.

New scholarships support underrepresented groups in Engineering

By Jennifer Hsu | October 28, 2021 | Comments Off on New scholarships support underrepresented groups in Engineering

As a fourth-year student in chemical engineering, Stephanie Obeta (ChemE 2T2) has learned a lot about fluid flow, heat transfer and reaction rates. But she says her favourite course was about none of these — instead it had to do with the role engineers play in building a more just society. “Engineering and Social Justice, instructed… Read more »

SOCAAR profs reveal how leaf blowers can be dangerous

By Jennifer Hsu | October 28, 2021 | Comments Off on SOCAAR profs reveal how leaf blowers can be dangerous

Professor Greg Evans and Jeff Brook from the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) were recently interviewed by Global News to discuss the unseemly danger of leaf blowers on public health. Click here for the full Global News Story.

Research workshop led by Prof. Molly Shoichet sparks innovation

By Jennifer Hsu | October 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Research workshop led by Prof. Molly Shoichet sparks innovation

Inside a Petri dish in a lab at the University of Toronto is a muscle — made from scratch using human stem cells — that has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). To study the biological properties of DMD, a degenerative muscle disorder that mainly affects males, U of T researchers obtained cell lines from people living… Read more »

Engineers Canada Leadership Scholarship awarded to Kimberly Watada

By Jennifer Hsu | October 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Engineers Canada Leadership Scholarship awarded to Kimberly Watada

The Engineers Canada – Leadership Scholarship consists of eight scholarships of $4,000 each annually to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in CEAB-accredited engineering programs. These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering students who have completed one year of engineering studies and who demonstrate potential to be leaders in advancing engineering in Canada. This year’s… Read more »

Some Canadians living in areas exceeding WHO guidelines

By Jennifer Hsu | October 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Some Canadians living in areas exceeding WHO guidelines

Professor Jeff Brook shares with Global News that some Canadians are living in areas exceeding the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines. Click here for the full Global News story.

Suraj Borkar’s work featured in Nature Communications

By Jennifer Hsu | October 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Suraj Borkar’s work featured in Nature Communications

Substrate colonization by an emulsion drop prior to spreading, work by Suraj Borkar (ChemE PhD Candidate) and Professor Arun Ramchandran, was just published in Nature Communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26015-2. In classical wetting, the spreading of an emulsion drop on a surface is preceded by the formation of a bridge connecting the drop and the surface across the… Read more »

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