March 11-17 is Global Engineering Week!

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Global Engineering Week (GE Week) will challenge students at U of T Engineering and across Ontario to think critically about how they can make a difference on the world stage. Complex global issues — from climate change to accessible health care — affect all of humanity. These challenges require multidisciplinary teams of engineers who can … Read More

MSE research group is one of the 12 Semi-Finalists of the Crush It! Challenge.

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Erin Bobicki, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto and Director of the Sustainable Mineral Processing Laboratory.       Congratulations! The project entitled “CanMicro: Combined Microwave-Assisted Comminution and Sorting” has been selected as one of the 12 Semi-Finalists in the Crush It! Challenge. —————— —————— Erin Bobicki, … Read More

Remembering Dr. William (Bill) C. Winegard

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The U of T Engineering community is mourning the loss of distinguished alumnus Dr. William C. Winegard (MSE BASc 4T9, MIE MASc 5T0, MSE PhD 5T2). Winegard passed away January 31, 2019 at the age of 94. His was a life characterized by exemplary service to Canada, both locally and on the national political stage, … Read More

Connecting Legal Education with Science & Engineering!

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Prof. Doug Perovic was invited as expert speaker at the first Expert Witness Colloquium at UofT. The colloquium was hosted by the U of T Law Forensic Science Group on February 8, 2019. During the event, students were immersed in the roles of various expert witnesses in litigation. Speakers included experts from three key areas … Read More

MIC – Speed interviews

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The Materials Industry Club (MIC) celebrated its biggest event of the year – Speed Interviews – on January 21, 2019. During this event, MSE students had the opportunity to interact and practice interview skills with alumni, professors and industry experts. One-on-one mock interviews were conducted (approx. 5-10 minutes each) with time for constructive feedback on … Read More

Advanced materials for sustainability: meet MSE newest Professor Jane Howe

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Professor Jane Howe uses her expertise in electron microscopy to study materials that could advance renewable energy, such as those used to make lithium-ion batteries. Before joining U of T Engineering as an Associate Professor this month, Howe spent nearly 20 years in industry, working on advanced materials and imaging methods, including at the U.S. … Read More

Towards greener electronics

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The MSE department was pleased to host Professor  Clara Santato on January 14, 2019 as part of the MSE Distinguished Lecture Series.  Santato is a Full Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at the Polytechnique Montréal and her research focuses on semiconducting films and their interfaces with metal electrodes and electrolytes as well as green … Read More

U of T Engineering Students Design Storage Solution for Small Spaces

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Trying to find more storage space in a small condo is a challenge faced by millions of urban dwellers worldwide. Now, a group of U of T Engineering students has devised a practical solution — their product, the hoopoloop, lets residents use the round structural columns found in many condos to mount and store objects … Read More

Toronto-Tokyo Partnership Advances Research in Ceramic Wetting Properties

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Jason Tam (MSE 1T2+PEY, MSE PhD candidate) gained much more than a trip to Japan when he elected to participate in the annual UT2 Graduate Students Workshop: he gained invaluable international research experience and a published paper. His findings on the wetting properties of rare earth oxide ceramics recently appeared in the Journal of Materials … Read More

The Globe & Mail: Ultra-thin, flexible OLEDs illuminate a new era of lighting

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This year, OTI Lumionics, a Toronto-based startup, showed it could embed wafer-thin OLED lights in the cover of a magazine. Soon, it could be a feature of any surface or bendable screen By Peter Nowak – Special to The Globe & Mail The next big step in technology could very well be a flexible one … Read More