In the News Archive (2014)

Celebrating our Scholars and Leaders November 28, 2014 - Our annual Scholars & Leaders Reception was held on Nov 26, 2014 at Massey College in celebration of the outstanding academic success of our students and the continued support of our dedicated alumni. Over 100 undergraduate and 70 graduate students received scholarships and awards this year, a reflection of their excellence within and outside of the classroom. ... Read more »
New $5-million NSERC Strategic Network November 28, 2014 - A major new Canadian initiative on the use of enzymes for environmentally sound manufacturing processes was announced today and will be led by ChemE Professor Elizabeth Edwards.  The Industrial Biocatalysis Network (IBN) is a 5-year, $5 million project involving nine researchers from U of T, Concordia University and the University of British Columbia, as well as six industrial... Read more »
Researchers Take On Grand Challenges October 1, 2014 - ChemE researchers are bringing their expertise to two recently announced Grand Challenges Canada grants that address urgent health issues in the developing world. Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (Director, Centre for Global Engineering) and collaborators in Bangladesh will harness the power of the sun to provide clean drinking water using a technique called Enhanced Solar Disinfection (eSODIS).  PhD student Scott Genin is... Read more »
Grateful for Graditude September 26, 2014 - Each year ChemE undergraduate students raise money to support student activities through the Graditude campaign. The funds are a parting gift from the graduating class and are matched by alumni donations that greatly enhance their impact. Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the 2014 Graditude team and our generous alumni, this year the Graditude campaign was able... Read more »
ChemE Professor to lead U of T’s science and engineering engagement activities September 18, 2014 - Professor Molly Shoichet has been named as U of T President Meric Gertler’s new senior advisor on science and engineering engagement. In this new role, she will help researchers share their exciting discoveries with the public through initiatives like the Science Leadership program for faculty members and Science Literacy Week. Professor Shoichet is known not only for her... Read more »
ChemE Welcomes Two New Faculty Members August 1, 2014 - The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry is pleased to welcome two new faculty members, Dr. Gisele Azimi and Dr. Elodie Passeport, who joined the department as Assistant Professors on August 1, 2014.  Dr. Gisele Azimi is an expert in hydrometallurgy, electrochemical processes and advanced materials, and holds a joint appointment between the Departments of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry... Read more »
Tiny Ribbon Cutting For Large New Facility — The Ontario Centre for Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM) July 18, 2014 - Hélio Castroneves knows how much materials research matters.  When the three-time Indy 500 winner screams around the corners at this month’s Indy races in Toronto, he’ll be relying on decades of materials research that have helped make his racecar faster, safer and more efficient. On July 17, Castroneves joined U of T Engineering to unveil the Ontario... Read more »
Lights on for OLED Research May 30, 2014 - Congratulations to ChemE PhD student Andrew Paton who is part of Professor Tim Bender‘s research group and has received one of this year’sHeffernan Commercialization Fellowships for his innovative work on improving the energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of LED lights and solar cells using organic semi-conductors. The fellowship program supports students whose work holds promise for commercialization, and provides financial... Read more »
Professor Paradi Talks Entrepreneurship May 30, 2014 - What does it take to become an engineering entrepreneur?  Find out how U of T’s entrepreneurship training is preparing students for life in the marketplace from Professor Emeritus Joseph Paradi (ChemE, MIE), who recently shared his thoughts on the engineering business minor and other initiatives.
Remembering Professor Robert Jervis May 23, 2014 - The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry is sad to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Robert E. Jervis on his 87th birthday on May 21st.  Professor Jervis was a highly accomplished and respected member of our Department, truly a Canadian pioneer with international impact in the field of applied nuclear chemistry.  More than that, he... Read more »
Greg Evans – Teacher Par Excellence April 25, 2014 - Congratulations to Prof. Greg Evans for receiving this year’s Faculty Teaching Award. This award is for a teacher who demonstrates outstanding classroom instruction, develops and uses innovative teaching methods, and goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible learning experience for students. Prof. Evans has made extensive contributions as an educator and academic leader since joining... Read more »
Two ChemE Profs Receive Significant CFI Funding January 10, 2014 - Forty-four (44) U of T projects have been awarded a total of $12.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure that will advance research in everything from water treatment to cancer. Two of these projects are being led by faculty members from our department. Assitant Professor Arthur Chan‘s funding will be applied to... Read more »