Honours & Awards Archive (2013)

Alum Places First in Prestigious Medical Competition December 13, 2013 - Mohan Pandit (ChemE 0T1) recently participated in the Ivey International Centre for Health and Innovation Competition and finished in first place. He and his partner won $50,000 to take their project to the next level. Read more.
ChemE Prof Receives CIM Fellowship November 26, 2013 - The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Fellowship recognizes members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the mining, metallurgical or petroleum industries. ChemE Professor Vladimiros Papangelakis became a CIM Fellow this year. Born in Athens, Greece, Papangelakis obtained a Diploma in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1983. In 1986... Read more »
ChemE Alum Receives Order of Canada November 8, 2013 - William Breukelman (ChemE 5T5), chair of Business Arts and co-founder of Imax, was recently named an officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for his entrepreneurship as head of these pioneering imaging companies. Breukelman joins Barry French (ChemE 5T5) who became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. French was part of the three person... Read more »
Students Discovery Award November 1, 2013 - Sofia Lemak, supervised by Professor A.F. Yakunin, is ChemE’s first MASc student to receive the Students Discovery Award (SDA). Alex Dumitrache, supervised by Professor Grant Allen, is ChemE’s first PhD student to receive the award. This new Departmental award encourages publications by graduate students. If you’re a ChemE graduate student, you might qualify as well! Criteria To qualify... Read more »
Gold Medal for iGEM Team at U of T October 28, 2013 - U of T student group takes home gold medal from the North American iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition. Fourth-year ChemE student and team member Michael Yu described the year-long research towards the competition as a real-life learning curve. To learn more about the gold medal project, click here.
ChemE Prof Named a 2013 Hotshot Prof October 25, 2013 - Every year the Globe and Mail’s Canandian University Report names one professor from each Canadian university as a Hotshot Prof. This year, that honour for U of T goes to ChemE Professor Yu-Ling Cheng. Professor Cheng recently led a research team (including students) from the Faculty of Applied Science & Enginereing to win a $2.2 million grant from... Read more »
ChemE Members Win ISE Poster Contest October 25, 2013 - The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) held its Advisory Board Meeting and ISE Poster Session on Friday, October 11. The ISE Poster Session was an excellent opportunity for board members and researchers alike to learn about one another’s research interests. Over 30 posters were presented on a wide array... Read more »
ChemE Students Recognized at CSChE Conference October 25, 2013 - During the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Fredericton: Devika Jain (ChemE 1T5) won First Place for the Robert G. Auld Student Competition; Bo Zhang (ChemE 1T3 + PEY) won the CSChE Local Section Scholarship; and U of T’s CSChE Student Chapter won the Student Chapter Merit Award
ChemE Prof Receives Humboldt Fellowship October 18, 2013 - In September 2013, the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg welcomed ChemE ProfessorRadhakrishnan Mahadevan as a Humboldt Fellow. Professor Mahadevan’s research lies in mathematical modeling of metabolic and regulatory networks and engineering biological systems for applications in metabolic engineering. He will be working with Dr. Steffen Klamt’s group at the Max Planck Institute to develop theoretical methods for... Read more »
Two ChemE Alumni Recognized with Arbor Awards October 3, 2013 - The University of Toronto has honoured two alumni from the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry with Arbor Awards. The awards recognize outstanding voluntary service to the university. “On behalf of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to our many alumni and friends who offer... Read more »
ChemE Postdoc Receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship September 26, 2013 - Benoit Lessard, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Professor Timothy Benderfrom the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at U of T, is a 2013 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program, administered through NSERC, provides $70,000 annually for two years to national and international postdoctoral applicants who positively contribute to the country’s economic,... Read more »
ChemE Student Wins CSChE Chemical Engineering Local Section Scholarship August 29, 2013 - Bo Zhang (ChemE 1T3 + PEY) is this year’s CSChE Chemical Engineering Local Section Scholarship winner. The scholarship recognizes leadership qualities and demonstrated contributions to CSChE, as well as academic performance. In Bo’s first and second year, he was the Events Director for U of T’s Student Chapter of CSChE. Building on the club’s vision, he... Read more »
Graeme Norval Wins 2013 Process Safety Management Award August 6, 2013 - Associate Chair and Undegraduate Coordinator Graeme Norval (ChemE 8T3, MASc 8T5, PhD 8T9) has been named this year’s receipient of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Process Safety Management Award. The honour recognizes excellence in the leadership and dedication to the field of Canadian process safety and loss management (PSLM). Norval has been lecturing in process... Read more »
ChemE Professors Win the TAPPI PEERS Conference Best Paper Award August 3, 2013 - For the second year in a row, Professors Honghi Tran (PhD 8T2) and Vlad Papengelakis were recognized with the TAPPI PEERS Conference Best Paper Award for their paper titled Formation of pirsonnite in green liquor handling systems.   The formation of pirssonite is commonly believed to be the cause of hard-scale buildup in green liquor handling systems in kraft pulp... Read more »
ChemE Prof Wins the TERMIS Young Investigator Award July 18, 2013 - Professor Alison McGuigan has been selected as the 2013 Young Investigator Award recipient. The award is presented each year by the Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS) to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. Professor McGuigan will be presented with the award during the 2013 TERMIS-AM... Read more »
Department Granted Six-Year Accreditation July 12, 2013 - The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry has just learned that its program has received accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) for a full six years, the maximum amount of time. This is a great credit to everyone in our Department (faculty, staff and students) who participated in the process. A special... Read more »
Yu-Ling Cheng Named U of T Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering June 18, 2013 -  Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (ChemE), Director of the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN), has been recognized by the University of Toronto with a Distinguished Professor Award. Established in 2009, this award is designed to advance and recognize individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments. Professor Cheng will hold the title of Distinguished Professor in Global Engineering for a five-year term... Read more »
ChemE Alumnus Wins Journalism Award June 11, 2013 - Tyler Irving (MASc 1T0) was recently recognized with the inaugural Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering – a new addition to the Engineers Canada Awards, which honour the contributions of Canadian engineers to their profession, their community and to the safety and well-being of Canadians. Read more.
Inventors of the Year Announced May 15, 2013 - Today the University of Toronto announced its 2013 Inventors of the. Five U of T engineers were among the recipients honoured, including ChemE Professor Molly Shoichet. Click here for the full story.
2012 LOT Award Recipients May 10, 2013 - By: Cecilia Konney Every year, the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry honours our students who have given their time in making a difference within the lives of others by risking, daring and contributing to our great education enterprise. Their commitment to themselves and others has made them an outstanding choice as this year’s... Read more »
Three ChemE Students Win Gordon Cressy Awards May 10, 2013 - Albert Huynh (ChemE 1T2 + PEY) As Vice President of Student Life for the Engineering Society, Albert Huynh developed programs to fight discrimination and promote inclusivity. In 2009, he managed the New U Student Leadership Conference, which facilitated roundtable discussions between student leaders across the University. Huynh has also trained numerous first-aid patrollers for campus... Read more »
ChemE Professors Honoured by the Faculty for their Research Contributions April 26, 2013 - Professors Elizabeth Edwards, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan and Emma Master are the inaugural recipients of the Faculty’s Research Leader Award, for a faculty member (or team of faculty members) who has made significant contributions to enhancing the research profile of the Faculty. They are being recognized for their leadership in the creation of BioZone, a unique multidisciplinary centre conducting leading-edge research at... Read more »
ChemE Staff Goes Above and Beyond April 26, 2013 - This year’s recipient of the Quality of Student Experience Award, which recognizes a staff member who has made significant contributions to the quality of student experience in the Faculty, is Deborah Peart. Through her full-time role in ChemE and her current secondment in MIE, Deborah has made outstanding contributions to the quality of student experience in... Read more »
ChemE PhD Candidate Receives Inaugural Weston Fellowship April 26, 2013 - PhD Candidate Julie-Anne Gandier from the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry is one of 16 inaugural Weston Fellows. This prestigious award is dedicated to international experience at the Doctoral level and is made possible through The University of Toronto and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Fellows are awarded $50,000 to further their research, as well... Read more »
ChemE Prof Appointed New Director of IBBME April 26, 2013 - Professor Christopher Yip has been appointed the new Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) – a unique, multi-disciplinary organization in which scientists and practitioners from applied science, engineering, medicine, dentistry and the life sciences collaborate to pursue research and graduate and undergraduate teaching mandates within the context of biomedical engineering. He will begin... Read more »
Students Excel in Food Engineering March 14, 2013 - On Thursday, March 14, students from Food Engineering (Che462), led by Adjunct Professor J. Joseph Yun competed in the OFPA Food Engineering Award presentations, which were judged by industry professionals of the Ontario Food Protection Associations (OFPA).  Students were asked to focus on food safety and quality aspect of food processing in their chosen presentation. The winning... Read more »
ChemE Prof Receives the University of Toronto Northrop Frye Award February 28, 2013 - Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) is this year’s recipient of the Northrop Frye Award, one of U of T’s Awards of Excellence. The Northrop Frye Award recognizes those who have gone above and beyond the University’s standard of excellence, setting themselves apart through innovation in teaching and their commitment to conveying the excitement and importance of... Read more »
Engineering Professors Recognized with Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal February 20, 2013 - By the end of this year, 60,000 Canadians will have received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contributions to Canada. The medal was established to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne, and among this esteemed group of recipients are many members of U of T... Read more »
Alumnus Wins 2012 Small Young Innovator Awards January 28, 2013 - The “Small Young Innovator Awards” was presented to Professor Ali Khademhosseini (ChemE 9T9, MASc 0T1) during the recent “Small Science Symposium: Frontiers in Nanomedicine” held in Singapore from 10 – 12 December 2012. To read more, click here.