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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.

View the 2022-23 series schedule and request a recording »

Sheida Stephens receives Engineers Canada Manulife Scholarship

Suraj Borkar’s work featured in Nature Communications

Grad Shout Out: Patrick Diep Wins 3rd Place in MetSoc Paper Competition

Grad Shout Out: Amardeep Singh

Upcoming Events

12:00 pm LLE: Application of Genome-enabl... @ WB116
LLE: Application of Genome-enabl... @ WB116
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Elizabeth Edwards, University of Toronto Host: Prof. Ramin Farnood These are very exciting times in fundamental and applied environmental microbiology owing to significant advances in analytical tools and techniques to interrogate complex biological systems. These tools... Read more »
12:00 pm LLE: Catalytic Gasification of W... @ WB116
LLE: Catalytic Gasification of W... @ WB116
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Josephine Hill, University of Calgary Host: Prof. Cathy Chin “What if waste wasn’t?” is a question that requires careful consideration. Although it appears attractive to convert waste into valuable products, the technical and economic feasibility of... Read more »
12:00 pm LLE: Multifunctional Polymer-bas... @ WB116
LLE: Multifunctional Polymer-bas... @ WB116
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Andreas Lendlein, University of Potsdam Host: Prof. Frank Gu Functionalization of materials aims at predetermining their behavior and fate in application relevant system environments. Various chemistry-based approaches are established such as covalent coupling of bioactive molecules... Read more »
12:00 pm LLE: Process Systems Engineering... @ WB116
LLE: Process Systems Engineering... @ WB116
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Marianthi Ierapetritou, University of Delaware Host: Prof. Krishna Mahadevan The growing concerns over global warming and environmental issues motivate the research on replacing oil-based feedstocks with biomass raw material for chemical and fuel production. This however... 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.


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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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