Advanced materials for sustainability: Meet Professor Jane Howe

Since she was a child, Professor Jane Howe (MSE, ChemE) always wanted to teach at a university, but along the way she took what she calls “a little bit of a detour.”

Before joining U of T Engineering as an Associate Professor this month, Howe spent nearly 20 years in industry, working on advanced materials and imaging methods, including at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at Hitachi High-Technologies in Canada and America.

“I never expected to be away from academia for so long, but I actually think it puts me into a good position to be a mentor,” she says. “The places I worked represent the institutions where the highly-qualified personnel we train at U of T Engineering are likely to go after they graduate.”

Learn more about Professor Howe HERE