ChemE Alumnus Zhu Hao Yu Awarded 2nd for CSChE Best Master’s Thesis

Zhu Hao Yu (ChemE BASc 1T8, MASc 2T0) was recently awarded 2nd Place for Best Master’s Thesis by CSChE. This annual award recognizes outstanding Canadian Master’s theses which contribute to the advancement of the field of chemical engineering.

Zhu Hao’s graduate research under the supervision of Prof. Elodie Passeport focused on evaluating the potential of using duckweed, algae, and sympatric microbes to remove benzotriazole from stormwater. His past research experience at U of T’s Surface Water Research Group, which was also under the supervision of Passeport, includes treatment of phosphorus in stormwater runoff using bioretention cells, and the removal of personal care products using algae. Zhu Hao is currently working as an Environmental Modeler at Ecometrix Inc.