News & Updates Archive (2022)

There’s still time to register for Graduate Research Days 2023!

By Jennifer Hsu | December 13, 2022 | Comments Off on There’s still time to register for Graduate Research Days 2023!

Every year the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) at U of T invites prospective students from across Canada to Graduate Research Days (GRD). This event showcases the value of a graduate degree from ChemE. As many of you already know, we are offering GRD2023 in two parts: Virtual Exploration on Monday, January… Read more »

Another outstanding finish for UTCV

By Jennifer Hsu | December 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Another outstanding finish for UTCV

On December 3, the University of Toronto Chemical Vehicles (UTCV) team competed in the international virtual Chem-E-Car Finals. They won 2nd place out of 20 teams!! The target distance was 25m and the team finished with 25.39m. Congratulations UTCV!!

Alumnae returns to celebrate with grads from 2T0 and 2T1

By Jennifer Hsu | December 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Alumnae returns to celebrate with grads from 2T0 and 2T1

During 2020 and 2021, universities across Canada cancelled in-person classes, activities, and convocation ceremonies due to the pandemic. On December 13, 150 former ChemE students who graduated in 2020 and 2021 will return for their chance to walk across the stage at Convocation Hall. Joining them on this extraordinary occasion is alumnae Laura Burget (ChemE… Read more »

Selling the power of sustainability

By Jennifer Hsu | December 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Selling the power of sustainability

Six years ago, with the rise of battery-powered vehicles, Ajay Kochhar (ChemE 1T3) and Tim Johnston recognized that the world had a new environmental challenge. Specifically, what happens to the batteries when they’re no longer useful? It is estimated that more than 15 million tons of lithium-ion batteries – popular for vehicles, consumer electronics, and… Read more »

Medicine by Design 7th Annual Symposium

By Jennifer Hsu | November 25, 2022 | Comments Off on Medicine by Design 7th Annual Symposium

On December 8, Medicine by Design will be hosting its 7th Annual Symposium from 8:15am to 5:30pm virtually and in-person at the MaRS Auditorium. Registration closes on December 5! The theme for this year is Grand Questions in Regenerative Medicine. The session on Deconstructing Cell Fate and Morphogenesis will include Professor Alison McGuigan (ChemE PhD… Read more »

Latest CRCs announced!

By Jennifer Hsu | November 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Latest CRCs announced!

On Thu Nov 17, Arun Ramchandran (ChemE) received a renewal of his Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Engineered Soft Materials and Interfaces (Tier 2). He is one of three U of T Engineering researchers announced through CRC’s latest round. The other two CRCs from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at U of T are:… Read more »

How Elizabeth and Aled Edwards are driving an open science revolution

By Jennifer Hsu | November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on How Elizabeth and Aled Edwards are driving an open science revolution

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, scientists, corporations and governments around the world scrambled to share research data and ideas to advance the understanding of the disease and produce life-saving vaccines and therapies in record time. For many, it was a crash course in “open science” — the practice of freely sharing research information and, often,… Read more »

Grad student seeks solutions to drinking water access in the tiniest of places

By Jennifer Hsu | October 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Grad student seeks solutions to drinking water access in the tiniest of places

Global water demand is estimated to grow by more than 40% by 2050, leaving about 1.8 billion people in water-deficient regions. Brandon Cordeiro (ChemE MASc candidate) and his supervisor Professor Edgar Acosta, along with their colleagues from the University of Toronto, have developed new, thin self-assembly coatings that could increase wastewater filtration productivity and decrease… Read more »

ChemE Future Leader: Cassidy Tan

By Jennifer Hsu | October 27, 2022 | Comments Off on ChemE Future Leader: Cassidy Tan

U of T’s Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op is a work-integrated learning program that helps undergraduate students gain 12 to 16 months of paid work experience before they graduate. This optional program enables undergraduates who have completed their third year of study to build meaningful work experience, strengthen their professional networks, and enhance their interpersonal… Read more »

ChemE Future Leader: Eeman Abdulkadir

By Jennifer Hsu | October 19, 2022 | Comments Off on ChemE Future Leader: Eeman Abdulkadir

Eeman Abdulkadir (ChemE 2T3 + PEY) always knew she wanted to study engineering, as she was drawn to problem-solving. “I really liked the wide career options available through the field of chemical engineering and the flexibility to explore my interests during university,” recalls Eeman on why she chose the discipline. “I chose to study at… Read more »

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