Mining your phone: Recovering rare earth elements from e-waste

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A retired smartphone languishing in a drawer may seem nearly worthless, but from a material point of view, it’s a gold mine. Professor Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE) and her team are developing new methods for recovering strategic materials — including rare earth elements — from disused electronics and other forms of waste. “Strategic materials are those which … Read More

Professor Zheng-Hong Lu and Professor Glenn Hibbard (MSE) are two of seven Engineering faculty named Canada Research Chairs

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Two U of T Engineering researchers have been awarded new Canada Research Chairs by the federal government this spring. Professor Warren Chan (IBBME) has been named a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Nanobioengineering. He is currently the U of T Distinguished Professor of Nanobioengineering. Chan develops nanotechnology for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. … Read More