About Chemical Engineering at U of T

U of T regularly ranks as the best university in Canada to study chemical engineering and offers one of the top programs in the world. In your upper years, you'll have a chance to participate in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering's Minors and Certificates, and explore the Department's eight research clusters: Biomolecular & Biomedical Engineering; Bioprocess Engineering; Chemical & Material Process Engineering; Environmental Science & Engineering; Informatics; Pulp & Paper; Surface & Interface Engineering; and Sustainable Energy.

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Tissue engineering pioneer Michael Sefton to lead Medicine by Design as executive director - Engineering professor Michael Sefton has been appointed executive director of Medicine by Design, a University of Toronto initiative that is accelerating discoveries in regenerative medicine research to improve treatments for conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and stroke. Sefton, a pioneer in tissue engineering and biomaterials, takes over from Peter Zandstra, who is stepping down... Read more »
Ontario researchers to study dust for carcinogens after Fort McMurray fire - A group of Ontario researchers, led by ChemE Professor Arthur Chan, is travelling to Fort McMurray, Alta., next month to study dust left in homes from the forest fire that ravaged the city last year. The team’s work is among several studies that are being conducted on the health effects of the ferocious blaze that... Read more »
Graeme Norval talks safe chemical transportation with CBC - For the first time, Londoners are getting a glimpse into the dangerous goods passing through the city almost daily on the country’s two major railways. A list of the top ten hazardous materials shipped through the municipality on Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) trains was provided by the companies to the City of London... Read more »
U of T Engineering researchers search for toxins in the aftermath of Fort McMurray wildfire - This summer, postdoctoral researcher Lukas Kohl (ChemE) and undergraduate student Cynthia Jing (Year 2 EngSci) will be vacuuming strangers’ homes in northern Alberta. But they’re not necessarily there to clean — they are looking for evidence of long-term human health impacts arising from last summer’s devastating wildfire. That fire, which raged through northern Alberta one... Read more »
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