Undergraduate News

ChemE 2022 orientations

September 16, 2022

Over the last two weeks, ChemE kicked-off the 2022-23 academic year with a series of orientation activities. Events on September 7, introduced new undergrad and grad students to our community of leaders who make ChemE the best chemical engineering program in Canada and among the top in the world. Second-year and third-year students were welcomed […]

Associate Chairs back-to-school advice to undergrads

September 9, 2022

Over the summer, the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry appointed Professor Will Cluett as the inaugural Associate Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Development and Professor Jennifer Farmer as the inaugural Associate Chair, Undergraduate Student Experience. During their three-year terms from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025, Professor Cluett will focus on supporting the department’s […]

Welcome back to school from the Chair

September 9, 2022

Dear ChemE students, faculty and staff: I’m pleased to welcome you to the start of the 2022-23 academic year at the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. I hope your semester is off to a great start. To our new students, I congratulate you on your decision to pursue a degree with us. Advances […]

Curriculum improvements for CHE430 – Plant Design

August 26, 2022

Professors Daniela Galatro and Ning Yan, along with adjunct lecturer Marko Saban and Sourojeet Chakraborty (ChemE PhD student), successfully incorporated industry standards, codes, and engineering practices into the CHE430 – Plant Design curriculum. The changes were tracked over an entire semester, and revealed that such integrative measures should be performed for other courses too. Professor […]

Why some first-year students keep their options open with TrackOne

August 18, 2022

Alumnus Albert Huynh (ChemE 1T2 + PEY) enrolled in TrackOne because he loves to collect input and information before making big decisions. “Having the option to delay the choice to pick a program while I learned more about the discipline was very much in line with my personality style,” he says.  During that first year, Huynh was […]

App for empowering farmers in India propels ChemE student to first-place finish at international hackathon

July 28, 2022

In his first-ever hackathon, Satya Sathwik Juttada (Year 2 ChemE) and his three teammates won first place out of 72 teams at the Global Challenge Lab 2022, hosted by Imperial College London.  The virtual entrepreneurship program brings together students and recent university graduates from across the world to form international teams that generate solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development […]

Kimberly Watada places third at the 2022 Climate Investment Challenge

July 20, 2022

Kimberly Watada (ChemE 2T2 + PEY Co-op), the Chair of our student chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), recently competed and placed third in the finale of the Climate Investment Challenge, a graduate-level competition hosted by Imperial College in London, England. Over one hundred teams participated in this prestigious international competition. Kimberly, […]

Grads to Watch 2022

June 14, 2022

With the University’s Convocation ceremony on June 16, 2022 U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of Skule™ alumni, where they will continue to address pressing […]

ChemE Awards 2021-22

May 28, 2022

The 5th ChemE Exhibition & 36th Dinner on May 27, 2022 brought together close to 300 alumni, industry partners, faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Congratulations to all of our 2021-22 ChemE Award recipients! Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Professor James W. Smith LOT Award Cassidy Tan (ChemE 2T4) Class of 8T2 […]

Three ChemE students win University of Toronto Excellence Awards

May 18, 2022

Please join us in congratulating Michael Chan, Cassidy Tan, and Bella Zhang, who have each received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) in the Natural Sciences & Engineering category. The funding provided through the award will allow them to continue their current research projects throughout the summer.   Michael Chan (ChemE 2T5) Microplastics are […]