Faculty Members

Acosta, Edgar J.

Edgard Acosta 2Edgar J. Acosta, Professor, PhD. (Oklahoma), P.Eng.

Colloids and Formulation Engineering. Formulation, characterization, and phase behavior of surfactant-based fluids: micelles, microemulsions, emulsions, foams, dispersions, lung surfactants and liquid crystals. Surfactant-based processes: oil and bitumen extraction, remediation of oil spills, polymers and nanoparticle synthesis, aqueous solvent extraction.

Room WB131 | Tel.: 416-946-0742 | Email: edgar.acosta@utoronto.ca

Allen, D. Grant

grant allenD. Grant Allen, Professor, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Waterloo), F.C.I.C., F.A.A.A.S., P.Eng.
Department Chair

Bioprocess engineering and its environmental applications. Biological Waste Treatment: performance and design of biological treatment systems for toxicity reduction in pulp mill effluents, biological treatment of chlorinated organic compounds, biofiltration of air pollutants. Bioconversion of waste water and waste solids into value added fuels, chemicals and materials. Microalgae production from carbon dioxide, sunlight and wastewater for production of biofuels and biochemicals. Biofilm formation and adhesion. Microbiology and floc formation in waste treatment systems and the development of techniques of monitoring microbial communities.

Room: WB221 | Tel.: 416-978-8517 | Email: dgrant.allen@utoronto.ca

Azimi, Gisele

Gisele AzimiGisele Azimi Assistant Professor (ChemE/MSE), B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. (Sharif University of Technology), Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng, Post-doc (MIT)

Technospheric mining, urban mining, recycling of strategic materials: rare-earth elements, PGMs, Lithium, Iron and steel; Waste valorization; Electrochemistry: molten salt electrolysis;

Hydrometallurgy: atmospheric and high-pressure leaching, solvent extraction; Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE); Advanced materials design and fabrication, including batteries, sensors, filters; Functional surfaces; Hydrophobicity; Process development, modelling, and optimization.

Room WB113 | Tel.: 416-946-7568 | Email: g.azimi@utoronto.ca

Bender, Timothy P.

Tim BenderTimothy P. Bender Professor, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Carleton)
Associate Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator

Organic Photovoltaic Devices including design, synthesis and crystal engineering of light harvesting organic materials, hole- and electron-transporting organic materials and polymers, chemical process engineering, design of experiments, parallel chemistry, molecular modeling.

Room WB212 | Tel.: 416-978-6140 | Email: tim.bender@utoronto.ca

Bobicki, Erin

Erin Bobicki, Assistant Professor (MSE, ChemE), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Her research focuses on improving the sustainability of mining operations by developing novel techniques for mineral processing that reduce energy and water use, as well as the overall environmental impact.

Room WB150 | Tel.: 416-978-5427 | Email: erin.bobicki@utoronto.ca

Chan, Ariel

Ariel ChanAriel Chan, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Ph.D. (Queen’s), P.Eng.

Tel. 416-978-4320 | Room #: WB24 | E-mail: ariel.chan@utoronto.ca

Courses: CHE304 – Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Lab III, CHE305 – Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Lab IV

Chan, Arthur

Arthur Chan 2Arthur Chan Assistant Professor, B.S. (Pennsylvania), M.S., Ph.D. (CIT)

Analytical techniques for resolving complex organic mixtures, atmospheric chemistry, particulate matter and human health, organic aerosols.

Room: WB201B | Tel.: (416)-978-2602 | Email: arthurwh.chan@utoronto.ca

Cheng, Yu-Ling

Yu-Ling ChengYu-Ling Cheng Professor, S.B., S.M. (MIT), Ph.D. (Stanford)
Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering; Director, Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)

Global engineering, appropriate technologies, global health, sanitation for developing world, integrated innovation, drug delivery, diffusion and transport in polymeric and physiologic systems.

Room: WB339 | Tel.: 416-978-5500/416-978-4402 | Email: yuling.cheng@utoronto.ca

Chin, Ya-Huei (Cathy)

Y-H ChinYa-Huei (Cathy) Chin Associate Professor, B.Sc. (Oklahoma), M.Sc. (Oklahoma), Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)
Canada Research Chair in Advanced Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry

Applications of multidisciplinary research strategy (kinetic and isotopic techniques, spectroscopy, and theoretical modeling) to advance fundamental, molecular scale understanding of heterogeneous catalytic processes. Understand heterogeneous catalytic science, deciphering the structures and dynamics of catalyst surfaces and connecting these surface events at the atomic scale to their macroscopic catalytic behavior for fuel processing, chemical synthesis, and emission control technologies.

Room: WB12 | Tel: 416-978-8868 | Email: cathy.chin@utoronto.ca

Cluett, Will R.

Will CluettWilliam R. Cluett Professor, B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Alberta)

System identification, control and design. Systems biology.

Room: WB341 | Email: will.cluett@utoronto.ca

DeMartini, Niko

Niko DeMartiniNikolai DeMartini, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Role of Inorganics in the Industrial Processing of Woody Biomass

The role and fate of inorganics in the industrial processing of woody biomass with an emphasis on energy efficiency and emissions. Current topics include scaling in spent liquor evaporators and trace metals in alkaline solutions in the pulp and paper industry; and, the forms and release of inorganics during thermal conversion processes.

Room WB225 | Tel.: 416-978-4318 | Email: nikolai.demartini@utoronto.ca

Diosady, Levente L.

Levente DiosadyLevente L. Diosady Professor Emeritus, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng., C.Eng, S.F.S.,F.C.I.C, F.C.A.E., F.C.I.F.S.T., F.H.A.E., F.A.O.C.S., F.I.A.Fo.S.T.

Food Engineering – the application of chemical engineering principles to processing agricultural products for recovery of food, nutraceuticals and biofuels based on modern membrane separation technologies. Micronutrient fortification of food for disease prevention in the Developing World. Drug delivery.

Room: MY789 | Tel.: 416-978-4137 | Email: l.diosady@utoronto.ca

Edwards, Elizabeth A.

Elizabeth EdwardsElizabeth A. Edwards Professor, B.Eng., M.Eng (McGill), Ph.D. (Stanford), P.Eng.
Canada Research Chair in Anaerobic Biotechnology; Director, BioZone

Biodegradation and bioremediation of groundwater pollutants such as aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. Industrial wastewater treatment with a focus on anaerobic digestion. Kinetics and biochemical pathways of microbial degradative reactions. Identification of microbial species capable of anaerobic biodegradation. Molecular biology and metagenomics in environmental microbiology.

Room: WB420D | Tel.: 416-946-3506 | Email: elizabeth.edwards@utoronto.ca

Evans, Greg J.

Greg EvansGreg J. Evans Professor, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.
3M National Teaching Fellow; Director, Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric and Aerosol Research (SOCAAR); Director, Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP)

Air pollution, aerosol and environmental chemistry: measurement of air pollutants, urban air pollution and population exposure, chemical analysis of particulate matter, vehicle related air pollutants, air pollutant toxicity, impact of aerosol on climate change, inexpensive chemical sensors, air pollutant source identification, advanced instrumentation.

Room: WB127 | Tel.: 416-978-1821 | Email: greg.evans@utoronto.ca

Farmer, Jennifer

JFarmerJennifer Farmer, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Ph.D. (York)

Tel. 416-978-6561 | Room #: WB201A | E-mail: jennifer.farmer@utoronto.ca

Courses: Applied Chemistry Laboratory CHE204Y, Engineering Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory CHE326F

Farnood, Ramin R.

FarnoodRamin R. Farnood Professor, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Sharif), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Biomaterials, bioenergy, and environmental engineering, in particular: novel bio-based products, thermo-chemical biomass conversion, advanced treatment technologies for wastewater reuse applications, inkjet micro-fabrication of intelligent devices, micro-structure characterization of complex materials.

Room: BA2013 | Tel.: 416-946-7525  | Email: ramin.farnood@utoronto.ca

Gu, Frank

Frank Gu Professor, Ph.D. (Queen’s)

Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter generally in the 1–100 nm dimension range. Detailed understanding of chemical interactions and recent technological advances have created the possibility of designing nano-structured materials tailored for specific applications. Professor Gu heads an interdisciplinary research group that combines functional polymers and metal oxide materials to solve problems in health, environmental protection, and industrial applications.

Room WB329 | Tel.: TBD | Email: f.gu@utoronto.ca

Jia, Charles Q.

charles jiaCharles Q. Jia Professor, B.Eng., M.Eng. (Chongqing), Ph.D. (McMaster)

Nanoporous carbons for air and water purification and capacitive electrical energy storage; nanoporous carbon synthesis from biomass and industrial wastes; industrial waste valorization; environmental and industrial applications of inorganic sulphur chemistry; simulation of environmental fate, transport and impact of pollutants.

Room: WB326 | Tel.: 416-946-3097 | Fax: 416-978-8605 | Email: cq.jia@utoronto.ca

Kirk, Donald W.
Donald Kirk

Donald W. Kirk Professor, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.

Electrochemical engineering, design, modelling, reaction kinetic studies, pollution control, metal dissolution and organic electrosynthesis, environmental studies (recovery and recycling).

Room: WB246 | Tel.: 416-978-7406 | Email: don.kirk@utoronto.ca

Kortschot, Mark T.
Mark Kortschot

Mark T. Kortschot Professor, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cambridge), P.Eng.

COMPOSITE SCIENCE AND REINFORCED POLYMERS: Structure/property relationships for non-metallic materials; studies of delamination in carbon fiber reinforced epoxy; manufacture and properties of wood fiber reinforced thermoplastics, manufacture and properties of engineered wood building products. ENGINEERING DESIGN: Creative Product Design with an emphasis on novelty and materials selection and the resultant intellectual property issues.

Room: WB420B | Tel. 416-978-8926  | Email: mark.kortschot@utoronto.ca

Lawryshyn, Yuri A.

Yuri LawryshynYuri A. Lawryshyn Associate Professor, B.A.Sc. (Toronto), M.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto), MBA (Ivey/UWO), FinEng-Dipl. (Schulich/York), P.Eng.

Applying Information Technology with analytical and numerical methods to solve complex, but practical, problems. Research areas: real options analysis, business process optimization, financial engineering, asset management in the municipal environmental sector and environmental research.

Room WB256 | Tel: 416-946-0576 | Email: yuri.lawryshyn@utoronto.ca

Mahadevan, Radhakrishnan
R Mahadevan

Radhakrishnan Mahadevan Professor, B.Tech. (Indian Institute of Technology), Ph.D. (Delaware)
Associate Chair & Graduate Studies Coordinator

Systems biology, synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, metabolic modeling and model-based design, metabolic networks, gene regulatory networks, bioprocess optimization & control, dynamic control of metabolism, bioremediation, biomedical systems, human metabolism, whole-body modeling, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling, personalized nutrition and medicine.

Room: WB213 | Tel.: 416-946-0996 | Email: krishna.mahadevan@utoronto.ca

Master, Emma R.
E Master

Emma R. Master Professor, B.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (UBC), Post-doc., KTH, Stockholm Sweden

Discovery, design and production of enzymes and non-catalytic proteins that can be used to synthesize new bio-based materials and high-value chemicals from renewable plant sources.

Room: WB420C | Tel.: 416-946-7861 | Email: emma.master@utoronto.ca

McGuigan, Alison P.
AP McGuigan

Alison P. McGuigan Associate Professor, MEng. (Oxford), PhD (Toronto), Post-Doc (Harvard, Stanford)

Tissue engineering, microfabrication, disease modeling, systems biology, 2D and 3D cell organization and self-assembly, cell migration, tissue patterning and boundaries, modelling tissue organization mechanisms, in vitro drug screening tools.

Room: WB338 | Tel.: 416-978-7552 | Email: alison.mcguigan@utoronto.ca

Mims, Charles A.
Charles Mims

Charles A. Mims Professor Emeritus, B.S. (Texas), Ph.D. (Berkeley)
Director, Ontario Centre for the Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM)

Heterogeneous reactions, materials processing and advanced materials characterization with focus on mechanisms of energy related catalytic reactions, including isotope tracing and surface analytic techniques. Directs CFI-funded Ontario Centre for Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM), with wide impact in R&D.

Room: WB101 | Tel.: 416-978-4575 | Email: charles.mims@utoronto.ca

Newman, Roger C.
Roger C. Newman

Roger C. Newman Professor, MA, PhD (Cambridge), DSc, CEng, FECS, FIMMM, FNACE, FICorr (Hon)
NSERC-UNENE Senior Industrial Research Chair in Corrosion and Materials Performance in Nuclear Power Systems

Corrosion and protection of metals, stress corrosion cracking, metallic nanomaterials, sensors, coatings, membranes, nuclear power systems and waste management, oil and gas production and refining, pulp and paper.

Room: WB224 | Tel.: 416-946-0604 | Email: roger.newman@utoronto.ca

Norval, Graeme

Graeme Norval, Professor, Teaching Stream, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng., F.C.I.C.

Tel. 416-946-7507 | Room #: WB28 | E-mail: graeme.norval@utoronto.ca

Courses: Advanced Reactor Design CHE412, Team Strategies for Engineering Design CHE334, & Process Design CHE324

Papangelakis, Vladimiros G.
Vladimiros Papangelakis

Vladimiros G. Papangelakis Professor, Dipl. Eng. (Athens), M.Eng., Ph.D. (McGill)
Director, Institute for Water Innovation (IWI)

Aqueous process engineering; hydrometallurgy; bio-hydrometallurgy; process modelling; electrolyte solution chemistry; recycling of inorganic wastes; environmental remediation from mining and metallurgical activities; process water recovery, recycling and purification; extractive metallurgy of nickel, gold and rare earth metals.

Room: MY871 | Tel.: 416-978-1093 | Email: vladimiros.papangelakis@utoronto.ca

Paradi, Joseph C.
Joseph Paradi

Joseph C. Paradi Professor Emeritus, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng., FCAE
Chair in Information Engineering; Director, Centre for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship (CMTE)

We focus on the Financial Services Industry’s production, internal economy, financial models, risk, branch operations technology and performance evaluation. Productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in the services industries are the major focus. Most research involves real-life situations where new approaches and science is needed.

Room: MY725 | Tel: 416-978-6924×1/416-978-3714 | Email: paradi@mie.utoronto.ca

Passeport, Elodie
Elodie Passeport

Elodie Passeport Assistant Professor (CivE, ChemE), M.Sc. (National Institute of Applied Sciences, Toulouse), M.Sc., (AgroParisTech), PhD (AgroParisTech)
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Engineering and Stable Isotopes

Fate and removal of emerging contaminants from the environment in natural and engineered systems using concentration and stable isotope analysis.

Room GB319F | Tel.: 416-978-5747 | Email:  elodie.passeport@utoronto.ca

Radisic, Milica
Milica Radisic

Milica Radisic Professor (IBBME, ChemE), B.Eng. McMaster University (1999), Ph.D. MIT (2004), Post-doc Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology (2005)
Associate Chair, Research

Tissue engineering, bioreactors, biophysical modulation of engineered tissues, patterned cell co-culture (2D and 3D), Modeling of transport processes relevant to tissue engineering.

Room: MB317 | Tel.: 416-946-5295 | Email: m.radisic@utoronto.ca

Ramchandran, Arun
Arun Ramchandran

Arun Ramchandran Associate Professor, B. Chem. Eng. (Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai), Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame)
Canada Research Chair in Engineered Soft Materials and Interfaces

The focus of our group is the comprehension and prediction of macroscale properties of a suspension (mixture of particles and liquids) by studying microscale/nanoscale interactions and properties, using a combination of experiment and theory. Our current projects are in such diverse areas as oil extraction, fabric softener design, mass transfer in flowing blood, motion of biological particles in vascular networks, and polymer blending.

Room: WB368 | Tel.: 416-978-4162 | Email: arun.ramchandran@utoronto.ca

Reeve, Doug W.
Doug Reeve

Doug W. Reeve Professor, B.Sc. (UBC), M.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng., D. Tech. H. C., P. Eng., FCAE, FTAPPI, FCIC, FIAWS
Director, Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead)

Professor Reeve is doing research on engineer leadership in the workplace and developing evidence-based leadership curriculum.

Room: MY760 | Tel: 416-978-2543 | Email: doug.reeve@utoronto.ca

Saville, Bradley A.
Bradley Saville

Bradley A. Saville Professor, B.Sc., Ph.D.(Alberta), P.Eng.

Applications of enzymes, biofuels and bioenergy, enzyme inactivation, inhibition and regulation of enzyme activity, drug distribution and elimination.

Room: WB340 | Tel.: 416-978-7745 | Email: bradley.saville@utoronto.ca

Sefton, Michael V.

Michael V. Sefton University Professor, B.A.Sc. (Toronto), Sc.D. (MIT), P.Eng.
Michael E. Charles Chair in Chemical Engineering

Tissue engineering, cardiovascular biomaterials, medical implants, cell transplantation, gene delivery systems.

Room: Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research 406 | Tel.: 416-978-3088 | Email: michael.sefton@utoronto.ca 

Shoichet, Molly S.

Molly Shoichet newMolly S. Shoichet University Professor, B.Sc. (MIT), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Massachusetts)
Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering

Advancing innovative polymeric drug delivery and tissue engineering solutions to problems arising as a result of either traumatic injury to the central nervous system or cancer. Focus is on stem cell guidance within defined 3-D matrices; injectable hydrogels for cell and biomolecule delivery; polymeric nanoparticles for targeted delivery.

Room: 160 College Street, Room 514 | Tel: 416-978-1460 | Fax: 416-978-8287 | Email:molly.shoichet@utoronto.ca

Tran, Honghi N.
Honghi Tran

Honghi N. Tran Professor, B.Sc. (Shizuoka), M.Eng. (Shizuoka), Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng.
Frank Dottori Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering; Director, Pulp and Paper Centre

Advanced technologies and strategies for increasing energy and chemical recovery efficiencies in the kraft pulping process; control of deposit formation and high temperature corrosion in industrial boilers and rotary kilns; utilization of biosludge; thermal conversion of biomass to fuel; combustion behaviours of solid biofuel mixtures.

Room: WB365 | Tel.: 416-978-8585 | Email: honghi.tran@utoronto.ca

Yakunin, Alexander F.
Alexander Yakunin

Alexander F. Yakunin (Iakounine) Associate Professor, MSc (Moscow State University, Moscow), PhD (Institute of Microbiology, Moscow)

Enzyme discovery, enzymatic screening of purified proteins and metagenomic gene libraries, biochemical and structural studies of unknown proteins and novel enzymes, CRISPR-associated nucleases, novel enzymes and biosynthetic pathways for applications in biocatalysis and CO2 fixation.

Room: WB412 | Tel.: 416-978-4013 | Email: a.iakounine@utoronto.ca

Yan, Ning

Ning YanNing Yan, Professor, Ph.D. (Toronto)
Chair in Value-added Wood and Composite; Distinguished Professor in Forest Biomaterials Engineering

Specializes in lignocellulosic biomaterials science and engineering; synthesis, modifications, and applications of bio-based polymers, resins, polyols, adhesives, foams, composites and coatings; bio-based advanced functional materials, sensors, and devices; forest and agriculture residue utilization and conversion to value-added products; nanocellulose, lignin, and wood extractives valorization to green chemicals and functional materials.

Room: Earth Sciences, 33 Willcocks Street, Rm 3037| Tel.: 416-946-8070 | Email: ning.yan@utoronto.ca

Yip, Christopher M.
Chris Yip

Christopher M. Yip Professor, B.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Minnesota), P.Eng.
Associate Vice-President of International Partnerships, U of T

Molecular self-assembly: Protein-ligand and biomolecular complexes and elucidation of the mechanisms associated with their formation. Organic solid-state focusing on molecular and biomolecular crystals and their properties. Biomolecular and ligand-receptor interaction forces. Application of scanning probe microscopy to the characterization of biomolecular processes and structures. Novel protein complexes at interfaces. Molecular modeling of biomolecular complexes. Synthesis and characterization of molecular solids. Structure-property relationships in supramolecular assemblies. Advanced imaging including combinatorial super-resolution microscopies and spectroscopies.

Donnelly CCBR, 160 College Street, Room 404 | Tel.: 416-978-7853 |
Email: christopher.yip@utoronto.ca