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.


2019–2020

At the Intersection of Technology, Innovation and Diversity in Mining

November 29, 2019 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm| GB 221

Dr. Nathan Stubina, MMS PhD 8T8 | VP, Sherritt International

 


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