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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 »

How mentorship is inspiring the next generation of Black engineering researchers

Researchers create novel BTEX-eating microbes

ChemE students place 2nd at the RBC Innovation Challenge

Novel bio-based polymers highlighted in ScienceDirect

Upcoming Events

10:30 am I Build AI’s Because I Don’t Tru... @ WB215/Teams
I Build AI’s Because I Don’t Tru... @ WB215/Teams
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
I Build AI’s Because I Don’t Trust Myself @ WB215/Teams
Professor Jason Hattrick-Simpers Department of Material Science & Engineering University of Toronto Abstract: The past few years have been marked by a literal exponential increase in the number of publications with the words “machine learning,”[...]
11:00 am LLE: Education in Engineering Le... @ WB116
LLE: Education in Engineering Le... @ WB116
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education in Engineering Lecture Co-hosted with the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP) Eric Kaler, Case Western Reserve University Host: Prof. Krishna Mahadevan I will describe the outcomes of a US National[...]
4:30 pm 6th ChemE Exhibition & 37th Dinner @ Delta Chelsea Hotel
6th ChemE Exhibition & 37th Dinner @ Delta Chelsea Hotel
Mar 31 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Envisioning the Future of Chemical Engineering Education Confirmed Panelists: Eric Kaler, President, Case Western Reserve University Ajay Kochhar (ChemE 1T3), President & CEO, Co-Founder, Li-Cycle Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0), Senior Vice President[...]
12:00 pm LLE: An Integrated Multi-scale M... @ WB116
LLE: An Integrated Multi-scale M... @ WB116
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maciek Antoniewicz, University of Michigan Host: Prof. Chris Lawson Syntrophy, or cross-feeding, is the co-existence of two or more microbes whereby one feeds off the products of the other. Recently, we have developed an integrated multi-scale[...]

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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: