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Lectures at the Leading Edge: Envisioning the Future of Chemical Engineering

Lectures at the Leading Edge (LLE) is an annual lecture series hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. LLE engages world-class researchers and thought leaders in Canada and around the world to spark conversations on the latest innovations in existing and emerging areas relevant to chemical engineering, applied chemistry and the engineering profession.

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Upcoming Events

11:30 am Special Seminar: User-Programmab... @ Red Seminar Room, Donnelly Centre
Special Seminar: User-Programmab... @ Red Seminar Room, Donnelly Centre
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Abstract: The extracellular matrix directs stem cell function through a complex choreography of biomacromolecular interactions in a tissue-dependent manner. Far from static, this hierarchical milieu of biochemical and biophysical cues presented within the native cellular... Read more »
12:00 pm LLE: Engineering Human Organoids... @ Virtual
LLE: Engineering Human Organoids... @ Virtual
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
External members are required to register to receive the link and passcode. Registration closes at 9am on October 3.  Kelly Stevens, University of Washington Host: Prof. Alison McGuigan Although much progress has been made in building... Read more »
12:00 pm LLE: Innovation in Sustainable N... @ WB116
LLE: Innovation in Sustainable N... @ WB116
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Michael Tam, University of Waterloo Host: Prof. Ning Yan   Nanotechnology is anticipated to be the next technological wave that will drive many of the innovations in science and engineering. In this discipline, there is a... Read more »

Prospective Students


As a Chemical Engineering student, you will learn to address issues with a large impact on society: the need to decrease our environmental footprint, create sustainable processes and improve human health and more.


Our reputation as a research powerhouse and a collaborative and caring community enables us and challenge you to reach your full potential by providing opportunities for growth through various academic and non-academic programs. Develop your professional skills and build solid foundation for fruitful and rewarding careers.


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We are committed to fostering an environment in which each member of our community can excel, contribute and benefit from different perspectives.

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Research & Partnerships

Addressing industry challenges with research-based solutions

The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto has a long tradition of successful collaborations with industrial partners that address commercially relevant technical challenges. The University provides excellent institutional support for strategic industry-university partnerships that maximize impact by leveraging various federal and provincial funding sources.

Our faculty members are world leaders in their fields working with diverse and talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on real-world problems in sectors as diverse as energy, environment, health, bioprocessing, pulp and paper, industrial water and mineral extraction.

Examples of our industrial collaborations include:


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