Honours & Awards Archive (2014)

Bill Troost Inducted into Hall of Distinction November 14, 2014 - ChemE alumnus William “Bill” Troost (6T7) was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Distinction at a ceremony held at U of T’s Hart House on Nov 5, 2014 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and his community.  The Hall of Distinction is an assembly of extraordinary alumni, selected for membership by their peers for their... Read more »
ChemE Students Win CSChE Prizes October 31, 2014 - Congratulations to undergraduate students Manyi Zhao, Odo Wong, Jieyu Wu and Yinan Xu! They were awarded prizes in the Robert G. Auld Technical Paper competition at this year’s CSChE Conference in Niagara Falls, Ont. 2nd place: Heterogeneous Catalytic Inversion of Sucrose, by Manyi Zhao, Odo Wong and Jieyu Wu 3rd place:  Aqueous Phase Hydrogenation of Furfural on Activated Carbon Supported Ruthenium Catalyst,... Read more »
Elizabeth Edwards Named CRC in Anaerobic Biotechnology October 23, 2014 - Congratulations to ChemE Professor Elizabeth Edwardswho has been named Canada Research Chair in Anaerobic Biotechnology.  Professor Edwards is the Director of BioZone and a leading expert on the use of microbes to remediate groundwater contaminated with industrial solvents. Microbial cultures developed in her lab are in use at several hundred polluted sites around the world, putting to use... Read more »
Michael Sefton Named to IOM October 23, 2014 - University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has received a rare honour that few Canadians hold. He was invited to join the United States Institute of Medicine (IOM), which is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences and advises U.S. policy makers on scientific and medical matters. Only 10 non-U.S. members are elected to the IOM... Read more »
ChemE Alumnus Receives Arbor Award October 1, 2014 - ChemE Alumnus Constantine Karayannopoulos (BASc 8T3, MASc 8T8) is one of the recipients of the 2014 University of Toronto Arbor Awards for his outstanding work in support of the university.  The Arbor Awards recognize volunteers whose personal service, loyalty, dedication and generosity have added immeasurably to the quality of experience for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Mr. Karayannopoulos has... Read more »
Milica Radisic Named to RSC College September 16, 2014 - Congratulations to Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE).  She is among three U of T researchers named to the inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada’s new College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists – an initiative that recognizes the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leaders. Read the full story here.
ChemE Professor Wins 2014 Syncrude Canada Innovation Award August 15, 2014 - Professor Radhakrishnan Mahadevan will be recognized by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering with theSyncrude Canada Innovation Award at the64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference.  This award is presented to an individual under the age of 40 for a distinguished contribution to the field of chemical engineering while working in Canada. Professor Mahadevan’s innovative work in metabolic engineering, synthetic... Read more »
ChemE Students Win CSChE Student Chapter Merit Award August 8, 2014 - The U of T Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), which is run by students from the ChemE department, has won the 2014 CSChE Student Chapter Merit Award.  This award is presented in recognition of initiative and originality in programming by undergraduate students studying in the field of chemical engineering. The CSChE... Read more »
Molly Shoichet Receives TERMIS Senior Scientist Award August 6, 2014 - Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) is the recipient of the 2014 TERMIS Senior Scientist award from the Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society – Americas (TERMIS-AM).  This award recognizes her significant contributions to the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.  “TERMIS-AM brings the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine communities together to discuss how to translate... Read more »
Engineering Leadership Institute Wins Prestigious Award June 30, 2014 - Congratulations to the entire team at the Institute for Leadership Eduction in Engineering (ILead), whose unique and innovative training program has won the prestigious Alan Blizzard Award for Collaborative Training. The award recognizes the institute for integrating leadership education into U of T’s Engineering experience and for providing students the opportunity to gain non-technical skills that are crucial... Read more »
2014 Student Life Catalyst Award Winners June 19, 2014 - Congratulations to graduating students Tameka Deare, Kathleen Hendersonand Bo Zhang, recipients of the 2014 Student Life Catalyst Awards.  They were presented with plaques by Professors Allen and Norval at the ChemE convocation reception on Wednesday, June 18, and their names will be inscribed on the ChemE Awards Wall in the Wallberg Building.  The Student Life Catalyst Awards recognize graduating students... Read more »
Molly Shoichet Receives U of T’s Highest Rank June 6, 2014 - Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) was appointed University Professor this week, a title bestowed by the university in recognition of unusual scholarly achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge.  The title is held by fewer than two percent of tenured faculty. Professor Shoichet is a leading expert and pioneer in the study and design of polymers for... Read more »
Michael Sefton wins 2014 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award May 23, 2014 - Congratulations to University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) who has received the 2014 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award, which is presented to an exceptional professional engineer for achievement and distinction in engineering. Professor Sefton received the award in recognition of his pioneering work in combining living cells with synthetic polymers to create ‘artificial’ organs and tissues, a... Read more »
LOT Award Winners 2014 April 21, 2014 - As a leader, you recognize that effective leadership requires you to give your time to making a difference within the lives of others, by risking, daring and contributing to your academic community. The newest recipients of the Leaders of Tomorrow 2014 awards have made a commitment to lead passionately throughout the academic year. The Department... Read more »
ChemE Student Recognized with Cressy Award April 17, 2014 - Bo Zhang (ChemE 1T4) Congratulations to 4th year students Bo Zhang for being one of this year’s recipients of the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards, which recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions to improving the world around them and inspiring others to do the same. Since honing his skills with the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program, Bo has... Read more »
ChemE Prof Wins E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship February 3, 2014 - Professor Milica Radisic (ChemE, IBBME) has won one of six E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships. The competitive and prestigious fellowship is given by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research. Radisic will hold the... Read more »
ChemE Prof Wins PAPTAC’s John S. Bates Medal January 22, 2014 - Professor Honghi Tran, Director of the Pulp & Paper Centre, has been awarded the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal by the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC). The Bates Medal is PAPTAC’s most prestigious award, instituted in 1989 to recognize the organization’s founder and first chairman, John S. Bates. The engraved gold... Read more »
ChemE Chair Wins LeSueur Memorial Award January 10, 2014 - Professor and Chair Grant Allen is this year’s recipient of the LeSueur Memorial Award, an honour presented by The Chemical Institute of Canada that recognizes the technical excellence in either a university/research institute or industrial setting in Canada. Professor Allen’s area of research is environmental bioprocess engineering, with particular application to the treatment of aqueous and gaseous... Read more »
ChemE Prof Elected Fellow of EIC January 10, 2014 - Professor Christopher Yip (ChemE, IBBME) has been elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), on the basis of his "exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada." The EIC is a federation of Canadian engineering societies that sponsors education standards, recognizes individual engineers and records engineering history. Currently serving as Director of the Institute of... Read more »