Jun Nogami honoured with prestigious award from The University of Tokyo

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Professor Jun Nogami (MSE) has been elected as a Fellow of the School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo. Nogami, who is chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, received this prestigious designation during the 2018 UT2 Graduate Students Workshop. The annual Workshop, hosted in Japan and Toronto in alternate years, brought … Read More

Heffernans expand fellowships with additional $3-million gift

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Gerald Heffernan (MMS 4T3) and his wife Geraldine have a long history of helping outstanding Canadian business graduates and engineers transform discoveries into commercial products with economic and societal impact.  A new $3-million gift to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering builds on their passion for entrepreneurship. This latest gift expands post-graduate fellowships and … Read More

U of T Engineering students win international competition with sustainable yacht design

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A team from U of T Engineering’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) has won an international clean energy design competition. Their design for a sustainable recreational boating system, dubbed Motion+, took first place at the global 2017-2018 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, an annual competition organized by the Hydrogen Education Foundation in Washington, D.C. … Read More

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

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