Alumni Profiles

U of T Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) alumni continue their Alma Mater’s tradition of excellence wherever they go. Meet some of our most innovative materials engineers, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry leaders below.

  • MSE = Materials Science & Engineering (alumni who graduated in 2001 and later)
  • MMS = Metallurgy & Materials Science (alumni who graduated prior to 2001)


Helander, Michael G.
Michael G. Helander | MSE PhD 1T2
President, OTI Lumionics
Ibraheem Khan | MSE 0T5
President & CEO, Smarter Alloys
Palumbo, Gino
Gino Palumbo | MMS 8T3, MASc 8T5, PhD 8T9
President & CEO, Integran Technologies Inc
Shawn Xiaohua Qu | MMS PhD 9T5
Chairman, President & CEO, Canadian Solar Inc

Materials Processing, Metallurgy & Mining

Kirk Holz | MSE 0T5+PEY
Senior Process Engineer, Vale Canada
Lin, Betty
Betty Lin | MSE 0T3, MASc 0T5
Lead Engineer & Project Manager, Backfill Systems Group, Hatch

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



Sadoway, Donald R.
Donald R. Sadoway | MMS MASc 7T3, PhD 7T7
John F. Elliot Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT
Dr. David Wilkinson
David S. Wilkinson | MMS MASc 7T4
Provost & Vice-President, Academic, McMaster University


Nicole Martin, Alumna
Nicole Martin | MMS 7T9
Sr. Director, Corporate Ratings Group (Utilities),
Standard & Poor’s
Przybylowski, Jackie
Jacqueline Przybylowski | MSE 0T1, MEng 0T5
VP and Metals & Mining Analyst, Desjardins Capital Markets


Graff, Matthew
Matthew Graff
 | MMS 0T0
Associate, Patent & Trademark Agent,
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Robert B. Storey | MMS 7T7
Managing Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP


Jacqueline Lim, Alumna
Jacqueline Lim | MSE 0T7
OEM Sales Engineer, NSK Limited
Diana Moliicone, Alumna
Diana Mollicone | MSE 1T0
Applications Engineer, IPEX USA LLC


Prakash, Varuna
Varuna Prakash | MSE 0T8
Doctor of Medicine (MD) student, University of Toronto

Clean Technologies

Ryan Gilliam | MSE 0T4, PhD 0T8
Chief Executive Officer, Chemetry & Calera Corporation

Electronic Materials

Shirley, Dwayne R.
Dwayne R. Shirley | MSE 0T1, MASc 0T3, PhD 0T9
Senior Engineer, Advanced Packaging, Qualcomm


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