PhD Candidate Locke Davenport Huyer (ChemE, IBBME) has been recognized with a University of Toronto Award of Excellence.
Davenport Huyer has been named a UTAA Graduate Scholar. His biomedical engineering research focuses on creating a new kind of polyester material for building artificial cardiac tissue, and he has already published two first-author papers about his findings and organized two research conferences. He was awarded a prestigious Vanier Scholarship, worth $150,000, in 2016.
An enthusiastic mentor, Davenport Huyer is a volunteer lecturer for the Let’s Talk Science program and co-founder of the Institute for Biomatierals & Biomedical Engineering Discovery Program, an enriched science course taught by U of T students to high schoolers in one of Toronto’s low-income communities.
Conferred by the University of Toronto Alumni Association, the Awards of Excellence program recognizes faculty, students and staff who exemplify a commitment to enhancing the university experience for their peers and colleagues.