MSE research group selected as one of the 12 Semi-Finalists in the Crush It! Challenge.

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Congratulations! The project entitled “Combined Microwave-Assisted Comminution and Sorting for Energy Reduction in Mineral Processing” has been selected as one of the 12 Semi-Finalists in the Crush It! Challenge. Erin Bobicki, the Project Lead, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and the director of … Read More

Remembering Dr. William (Bill) C. Winegard

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The U of T Engineering community is mourning the loss of distinguished alumnus Dr. William C. Winegard (MSE BASc 4T9, MIE MASc 5T0, MSE PhD 5T2). Winegard passed away January 31, 2019 at the age of 94. His was a life characterized by exemplary service to Canada, both locally and on the national political stage, … Read More

Connecting Legal Education with Science & Engineering!

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Prof. Doug Perovic was invited as expert speaker at the first Expert Witness Colloquium at UofT. The colloquium was hosted by the U of T Law Forensic Science Group on February 8, 2019. During the event, students were immersed in the roles of various expert witnesses in litigation. Speakers included experts from three key areas … Read More

MIC – Speed interviews

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The Materials Industry Club (MIC) celebrated its biggest event of the year – Speed Interviews – on January 21, 2019. During this event, MSE students had the opportunity to interact and practice interview skills with alumni, professors and industry experts. One-on-one mock interviews were conducted (approx. 5-10 minutes each) with time for constructive feedback on … Read More

Advanced materials for sustainability: meet MSE newest Professor Jane Howe

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Professor Jane Howe uses her expertise in electron microscopy to study materials that could advance renewable energy, such as those used to make lithium-ion batteries. Before joining U of T Engineering as an Associate Professor this month, Howe spent nearly 20 years in industry, working on advanced materials and imaging methods, including at the U.S. … Read More

Towards greener electronics

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The MSE department was pleased to host Professor  Clara Santato on January 14, 2019 as part of the MSE Distinguished Lecture Series.  Santato is a Full Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at the Polytechnique Montréal and her research focuses on semiconducting films and their interfaces with metal electrodes and electrolytes as well as green … Read More

U of T Engineering Students Design Storage Solution for Small Spaces

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Trying to find more storage space in a small condo is a challenge faced by millions of urban dwellers worldwide. Now, a group of U of T Engineering students has devised a practical solution — their product, the hoopoloop, lets residents use the round structural columns found in many condos to mount and store objects … Read More

Toronto-Tokyo Partnership Advances Research in Ceramic Wetting Properties

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Jason Tam (MSE 1T2+PEY, MSE PhD candidate) gained much more than a trip to Japan when he elected to participate in the annual UT2 Graduate Students Workshop: he gained invaluable international research experience and a published paper. His findings on the wetting properties of rare earth oxide ceramics recently appeared in the Journal of Materials … Read More

The Globe & Mail: Ultra-thin, flexible OLEDs illuminate a new era of lighting

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This year, OTI Lumionics, a Toronto-based startup, showed it could embed wafer-thin OLED lights in the cover of a magazine. Soon, it could be a feature of any surface or bendable screen By Peter Nowak – Special to The Globe & Mail The next big step in technology could very well be a flexible one … Read More

Eta Prime breaks personal speed record in 2018

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The Human Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT) set new milestones at the annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge in September. Valina Sintal (MIE MEng 1T8) became the fastest female rider for HPVDT racing at top speeds of 91.33 km/h on the team’s second bike, Bluenose. Calvin Moes (MSE PhD Candidate) rode his bike Eta Prime … Read More