Research Highlights


CanMicro: “Combined Microwave-Assisted Comminution and Sorting”, project led by Professor Erin Bobicki (MSE, ChemE), has been selected as one of the six Finalists in the Crush It! Challenge. Prof. Bobicki and her collaborators in academia and industry are developing a cleaner comminution solution using microwave technology. The process of comminution — crushing and grinding billions of tonnes of rocks a year — is estimated to account for more than four per cent of the world’s energy consumption. The project aims to decrease the energy required for comminution by 70 per cent.  Read more …

News & Features

MSE Professor, Erin Bobicki, awarded NSERC Strategic Partnerships Grant.

–   Professor Erin Bobicki is among five U of T Engineering researchers awarded NSERC Strategic  Partnerships Grant. Bobicki ‘s project will investigate the potential viability of new strategies on “Combining CO2 storage with mineral processing”: certain mineral processing wastes have ... Read More

Cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar system

– Dr. Pierre Haenecour (left) of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona and Professor Jane Howe (MSE,ChemE, at right), analyze images of stardust particles with Hitachi’s SU9000 low-voltage STEM/SEM electron microscope. (Photo courtesy of Maria Schuchardt, University ... Read More

How to take the ‘petro’ out of the petrochemicals industry

– Fossil fuels are the backbone of the global petrochemicals industry, which provides the world’s growing population with fuels, plastics, clothing, fertilizers and more. A new research paper, published today in Science, charts a course for how an alternative technology — ... Read More

Latest news about the inquest into the Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto

– Seven years have passed since the stage collapse that killed Radiohead’s drums technician, Scott Johnson,  before a concert at Downsview Park. After the courts failed to find anyone responsible for the tragedy,  an inquest has began to find out what ... Read More

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Honours & Awards

Sayuri Guruge (MSE 1T9) is part of the team that won second place at the 2019 Clarke Prize Finale

– From left: Flavia Ng (CivE), Sayuri Guruge (MSE), Tayyeb Zarabi (MechE) and Jonathan Jeyarajah (MechE) (Photo credit: Liz Do) MSE fourth-year student, Sayuri Guruge, is part of the U of T Engineering students team that won second place at the ... Read More

Samantha Stuart (MSE 1T8 + PEY) receives 2019 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award

–   Samantha Stuart (MSE 1T8 + PEY) is one of the eighteen U of T Engineering students who were presented with the 2019 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards today. Prior to the formal awards ceremony, recipients joined Vice Dean, Undergraduate ... Read More

MSE Students Recognize Top Educators – 2019 IMPACT Student Choice Awards

– Left: Prof. Nogami (Professor & Chair of MSE) receiving the Instructor of the Year Award on behalf of Prof. Kinnor Chattopadhya; Right: Jak Li receiving the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award from Marco Montoya (Chair of the MSE club) The ... Read More

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