Honours & Awards

Four ChemE members recognized at the 10th annual Celebrating Engineering Excellence event April 27, 2017 - U of T Engineering faculty and staff gathered together on April 26th to recognize their colleagues’ exceptional contributions to the Faculty’s teaching and research missions at the 10th annual Celebrating Engineering Excellence reception.  This event honours the recipients of Engineering’s staff, research and teaching awards, as well as those who received awards and major research... Read more »
Five ChemE students receive Gordon Cressy Awards April 26, 2017 - Named after the former U of T Vice-President of Development and University Relations, the Gordon Cressy Award recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated leadership qualities by contributing to the improvement of the world around them and inspiring others to do the same. Yesterday five students from the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry were... Read more »
Alumnus wins Engineers Canada’s Gold Medal April 26, 2017 - Engineers Canada recently recognized alumnus Larry Seeley (ChemE 6T6, MASc 6T8, PhD 7T2) with the Gold Medal Award, the organization’s highest honour, recognizing exceptional individual achievement and distinction in engineering. Read full story.
TAPPI officially announces Gold Medal Award for Honghi Tran April 18, 2017 - Dr. Honghi Tran has been named winner of the prestigious Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award. Dr. Tran is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto in Canada, and is also the university’s Frank Dottori Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering and Director of its Pulp &... Read more »
Hatchery startup Genecis receives RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship April 13, 2017 - Genecis, a student startup devoted to recycling food scraps into value-added products, has won the $5,000 second-place prize in the early-stage category of the inaugural RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The team included Bowen Le (ChemE 1T7). The business pitch competition, held Friday, March 31, aims to reward and accelerate the best startups coming out... Read more »
ChemE Undergrad recognized by the OPEFE April 13, 2017 - Ten of U of T Engineering’s top undergraduate students were recognized by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) for high academic achievement and co-curricular contributions, including Enakshi Shah (ChemE 1T7 + PEY). Read more.
Elizabeth Edwards wins a 2017 Faculty Award for outstanding teaching and research March 21, 2017 - It’s the magic of chemistry — combine two substances and they transform into a third that’s completely different. Professor Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), a pioneering researcher in the field of environmental engineering, makes this magic with microbes and contaminated water, cleaning hard-to-access underground reservoirs of pollutants naturally and safely. For this pioneering work, which also demonstrates... Read more »
ChemE students place first at the Ontario Engineering Competition February 17, 2017 - Anne Nasato and Neha Bhasin, two U of T Chemical Engineering fourth-year students, placed first in the Communications category at the 2017 Ontario Engineering Competition, which took place in Ottawa from January 27-29. They presented on the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT), with an emphasis on cyber-security and the importance of consumer education.... Read more »
Professor Greg Evans receives 3M National Teaching Fellowship February 16, 2017 - Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) has received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The award is Canada’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the university or college level. “One of the things that makes it special for me is that this year... Read more »
ChemE prof shares Connaught Innovation Award of $790,000 with eight other U of T researchers February 1, 2017 - Prof. Donald Kirk (ChemE MASc 7T5, PhD 7T9) is among nine researchers at U of T sharing $790,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Connaught Innovation Award. Prof. Kirk won for his research on electrochemical glycerol carbonate production. Read the full story.
Will Cluett wins 2016 Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award January 30, 2017 - Professor Will Cluett (ChemE) garnered the Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award, recognizing a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching over the course of at least 15 years. Over the course of his 30-year career at U of T, Will Cluett has served the Faculty in several leadership roles, making tremendous contributions in each. As Chair, First... Read more »