The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE) has a long-standing tradition of celebrating the achievements of our former Chairs through portraits. On September 1, the department honoured Professor Grant Allen, ChemE Chair from 2011-2021.
Over 60 guests consisting of family, friends, professors, staff, and students attended Allen’s portrait unveiling. ChemE Chair Ramin Farnood and U of T Engineering Dean Chris Yip remarked on Allen’s remarkable contributions to the department, including significant infrastructure updates to the Wallberg Building, fundraising successes, and spearheading the recruitment of a dozen faculty members. Allen expressed heartfelt gratitude to the ChemE community, and most importantly his family who supported him every step of the way.
Professor Grant Allen (along with James Smith) is the longest serving Chair in the history of ChemE. The stunning portraits of our former Chairs can be found in Wallberg’s main foyer by room 116. To view photos from Allen’s portrait unveiling, click here.