MSE Students Featured in “Grads to Watch 2018”

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At Spring Convocation on June 19, 2018, more than 1,400 U of T Engineering students will mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of Skule™ Alumni, where they will continue to address … Read More

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

Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team debut latest vehicle at ASME competition

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Arbiter, a streamlined trike with monocoque carbon fiber construction and full suspension, placed second in design and innovation at the 2018 ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge in April. Held at Penn State University, the Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT), consisting of multi-disciplinary U of T engineering students, raced against 47 other groups of competitors from … Read More

CERT team advances to finals of Carbon XPRIZE

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The U of T Engineering-led team (including MSE’s Phil De Luna) working to capture greenhouse gas and recycle it into useful chemicals has advanced to the finals of the international NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. The competition presents this challenge: capture carbon emissions from power plants and efficiently convert them into valuable chemical products. Finalists were … Read More

U of T Engineering students (including MSE) recognized for academic and extracurricular excellence

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From varsity track stars to aerospace team leaders, 10 remarkable undergraduate students were honoured by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) for excelling both within and beyond the classroom. Scholarships totalling $15,000 were presented to students at a reception held in U of T’s Galbraith Building on March 19. “It’s an honour to present … Read More

Myhal family champions next-generation engineering innovation and entrepreneurship

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This spring when U of T Engineering opens the doors to the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Myhal Centre), it will mark the success of an ambitious campaign and reflect a new era for engineering – one with multidisciplinary collaboration and active, experiential learning at its core. The Myhal Centre will offer one of the finest teaching and research … Read More

Science: MSE’s Phil De Luna say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

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By Matt Warren, Science Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what if we could simply recycle all that wasted CO2 and turn it into something useful? By adding electricity, water, and a variety of catalysts, scientists … Read More

MSE PhD student proposes how we could use climate-warming CO2 for good

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The thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from power plants each year doesn’t have to go into the atmosphere. Researchers are optimistic that within the next decade we will be able to affordably capture CO2 waste and convert it into useful molecules for feedstock, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, or renewable fuels. Now a team of … Read More

MSE Alumnus Mikhail Burke New Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Mentor

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Mikhail Burke (MSE 1T2, IBBME PhD 1T8) was appointed to the role of Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Mentor at U of T Engineering. As a student, he was instrumental in founding the ENGage outreach program and served as president of the National Society of Black Engineers’ U of … Read More