Yu-Ling Cheng

Yu-Ling ChengProfessor
S.B., S.M. (MIT), Ph.D. (Stanford)

Director, Centre for Global Engineering

Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering

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


Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering, July 2013 – June 2018
Induction into the Canadian Academy of Engineering, June 2013
University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award and Induction into the Teaching Academy, 2008
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) Award, one of the inaugural recipients, 2007
University of Toronto Alumni Association Awards of Excellence: Faculty Award, 2007
Women in Science and Engineering University of Toronto Chapter Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, Inaugural Recipient, 2005
Ontario Colleges and Universities Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award, 1994-95 
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Teaching Award, 1994-95

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Selected Journal Articles

Beverly D. Bradley, Stephen R. C. Howie, Timothy C. Y. Chan,, Yu-Ling Cheng. Estimating Oxygen Needs for Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Country Health Systems: A New Model for Expecting the Unexpected. PLOS ONE 2014;9(2):e89872; February 2014

Victor Castellino, Edgar Acosta and Yu-Ling Cheng. Interpenetrating polymer networks templated on bicontinuous microemulsions containing silicone oil, methacrylic acid, and hydroxyethyl methacry- late. Colloid and Polymer Science, March 2013, Volume 291, Issue 3, pp 527-539.

N. Haghjou, M. J. Abdekhodaie, and Y-L Cheng. Retina-Choroid-Sclera Permeability for Ophthalmic Drugs in the Vitreous to Blood Direction: Quantitative Assessment Pharm Res. 2013 Jan;30(1):41-59. doi: 10.1007/s11095-012-0847-9. Epub 2012 Oct 2..
Ryan Hum, Anita McGahan, Prabhat Jha, and Yu-Ling Cheng. An enzyme kinetics analysis of the Preston curve eLife 2012;1:e00051; December 2012

Xiao Yue Xuan, Yu-Ling Cheng and Edgar Acosta. Lecithin-Linker Microemulsion Gelatin Gels for Extended Drug Delivery Pharmaceutics 2012, 4(1), 104-129; doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics4010104.

Dan Romita, Yu-Ling Cheng and Levente L. Diosady Microencapsulation of Ferrous Fumarate for the Production of Salt Double Fortified with Iron and Iodine International Journal of Food Engineering, Vol 7: Issue 3, Article 5, 2011. DOI: 10.2202/1556-3758.2122 Available at: http://www.bepress.com/ijfe/vol7/iss3/art5.

Victor Castellino, Yu-Ling Cheng and Edgar Acosta. The hydrophobicity of silicone-based oils and surfactants and their use in reactive microemulsions. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 353:196-205, Jan 2011.

Selected Conference Presentations

Yu-Ling Cheng, Suzanne Jackson, Will Mitchell and Joseph Wong, ”Global Challenges A Mechanism for Developing Global and Interdisciplinary Competencies.”, International Conference on Chemistry Education 2014, Toronto, June 2014 [Invited Keynote].

Yu-Ling Cheng, Murray R. Metcalfe, Rahim Rezaie, Mark S. Fox, ” Imagining the House of the Future for the Urban Poor”, Proceedings of the US-Israel Workshop on: Industrial Ecology in Multi- Scale Design and Construction of Sustainable Built Environments 9-11 March 2014, Tel Aviv, IS-RAEL [Invited; Closed Workshop]

Yu-Ling Cheng, Mark Kortschot, et al, ”A unit operations approach for rapiddisinfection of human waste based ondrying/smoldering of solid and sand filtration/UV disinfection of liquid waste.” Inter- national Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban, South Africa, October 2012.

Beverly Bradley, Siwei Qu, Stephen Howie, David Peel and Yu-Ling Cheng, Options for medical oxygen technology systems in low-resource settings: A framework for comparison, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 21-24, 2012, Seattle.

Rhiad Gajraj and Yu-Ling Cheng, ”Drug Transport in the Vitreous Humor: How Physicochemical Properties of Drugs affect their Diffusion in the Vitreous Humor”, CSChE Conference, Vancouver, October 2012.

Andrea Hemmerich and Yu-Ling Cheng, ”Developing an Interdisciplinary Course on Innovative Ap- proaches to Addressing Global Challenges”, CSChE Conference, Vancouver, October 2012.

Book Chapter

Yu-Ling Cheng and Beverley Bradley. Appropriate Technologies for the Global South. Innovating for the Global South: Towards an Inclusive Innovation, edited by Dilip Soman, Janice Gross Stein, and Joseph Wong, Rotman-University of Toronto Press, 2014.