Impact Speaker Series

 

Established in 2011, the Impact Speaker Series features U of T Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) alumni and industry associates in a talk to share their professional experiences and career expertise with current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as with the greater department community.

 


2018–2019

Founding a Materials Engineering Start-up

April 15, 2019 | 1 – 2 pm | GB 119

Michael Helander, EngSci 0T7, MSE PhD 1T2| President & CEO, OTI Lumionics Inc

Engineering Careers in Retail

November 19, 2018 | 1 – 2 pm | BA 1180

Bill Tang, MSE 0T9, M.A.Sc 1T1| Sourcing Manager, Home Depot

How to Engineer a Career in 3D Printing

September 17, 2018 | 1 – 2 pm | BA 1180

Ante Lausic, MSE PhD 1T6 | Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Exco Engineering


2016–2017

Meet our newest professor—Prof. Erin Bobicki

February 16, 2017 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Erin Bobicki, Assistant Professor, MSE / ChemE

The Expat Experience: Working abroad as an essential component to professional development

January 26, 2017 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Adam Roop, MSE 0T1 + PEY | President & General Manager, H. C. Starck Canada Inc.

The future of engineering next-gen consumer packaged goods

October 27, 2016 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Weijia Zhang, MSE PhD 1T8+PEY | Account Manager, Peel Plastic Products Ltd.


2015–2016

You are a Product: Develop & Sell Yourself Diligently

November 19, 2015 | Noon to 1:00pm | BA 1190

Tomas Ronis, MSE 0T8+PEY, MBA

Intersection of Engineering & Sales: Adding Value in a Competitive Economy

October 22, 2015 | Noon to 1:00pm | BA 1190

Jacqueline Lim, MSE 0T7, PEng | OEM Sales Engineer, NSK Limited

Engineering New Materials for Medicine

October 1, 2015 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Naomi Matsuura, MSE PhD 0T3, PEng | Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto


2014–2015

Commercialization in a Material World

February 26, 2015 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Ibraheem Khan, MSE 0T5 | CEO, Smarter Alloys Inc

Clinical Research: Drugs, Devices and CPR?

January 8, 2015 | Noon to 1pm | WB 130

Katherine Allan, MSE 0T2, MASc 0T5 | Clinical Research Coordinator, St. Michael’s Hospital & PhD Candidate, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

Selling Knowledge

November 20, 2014 | Noon to 1pm | WB 130

Peter Rombos, MMS 8T9, MEng 9T5, CEM, PEng | Technical Energy Consultant, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

Meet our newest professors

October 30, 2014 | Noon to 1pm | WB 130

Gisele Azimi, Assistant Professor (ChemE / MSE) and Kinnor Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor (MSE)


2013–2014

Transitioning into the Workplace

March 28, 2014 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 219

John C. MacKinnon | Vice-President, Technical Support Services Division, AMEC Nuclear Safety Solutions

Engineering, Art and the Human Spirit

February 13, 2014 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Adam Roop, MSE 0T1+PEY | General Manager & President, H. C. Starck Canada Inc

Fall 2013—deferred for Department Centennial Celebrations (MSE100)


2012–2013

Switching Gears: Law after Engineering

February 1, 2013 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Matthew Graff, MSE 0T0 | Associate Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Product Innovation: Forging a Link between Engineering & Industrial Design

January 18, 2013 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Dr. Patrick Burke, MMS 8T1, MASc 8T6, PhD 9T9 | Instructor & Program Coordinator, Industrial Design, Humber College

The Multi-Disciplinary Engineer: From Materials to Healthcare and Beyond…

October 19, 2012 | 11:00am to Noon | MB 128

Varuna Prakash, MSE 0T8 | Human Factors Specialist, University Health Network

The All-Purpose Engineer: Life in a Small Business

September 21, 2012 | 11:00am to Noon | MB 128

Diana Facchini, MSE 0T2, MASc 0T5 | Manager, Functional Coatings Group, Integran Technologies Inc


2011-2012

Materials Science & Engineering: Growing Demand, Endless Opportunities

March 9, 2012 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Josie Barbato, MSE MASc 0T9 | Technical Engineer, Ontario Power Generation

Preparing Yourself for an Academic Career in Science & Engineering

February 17, 2012 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Jun Nogami, Professor & Chair

Materials Engineering, Industrial R&D and Product Development—It’s Complicated!

February 10, 2012 | Noon to 1:00pm | WB 130

Dr. Mary Ruggiero, MMS MASc 7T9, PhD 8T3 | Vice-President, Research & Development, Datec Coating Corporation

Engineering to Business: Making the Transition

November 11, 2012 | 1:00 to 2:00pm | WB 130

David H. Elsner, MMS 9T9 | Management Consultant & Principal, DHE Consulting