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Prototypes designed and built at U of T Engineering contain several layers of channels, each of which contain fluids with various optical properties. By pumping the fluids in and out of the channels, the system can optimize the type, quantity and distribution of light passing through. (Artist’s impression courtesy Raphael Kay, Adrian So)

‘Liquid windows’ inspired by squid skin could help buildings react to changing environments, save on energy costs

Professor Zheng-Hong Lu (MSE) holds a 3D model of a molecule that can be useful in next-generation lighting systems. Lu is one of 12 members of the U of T Engineering community being honoured by the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Lu comments on the future of organic LEDs in an interview with CBC Radio (Spark)

Michael Helander (MSE PhD 1T2), CEO and Founder of OTI Lumionics (Photo: OTI Lumionics under a CC BY 2.0  license)

This alumni startup is taking organic LED displays to the next level


Materials Industry Club (MIC) resumes in-person events after two years

From left to right: (Photo: Sherry Esfahani)

Meet the new MSE Graduate Student Association (MSEGSA) executive team

Photo courtesy of Anatole von Lilienfeld

Prof. Lilienfeld one of two U of T professors named Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Prof. Steven Thrope at the Long Service Awards Reception

Prof. Steven Thorpe recognized with the President’s Long Service Award

Left: Daniel , right: Yucy

Three MSE student researchers receive awards at the Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference 2022

Azimi and Zhang conducted their supercritical fluid extraction experiments in a 100-millilitre high-pressure reactor. (Photo: Safa Jinje)

Prof. Azimi’s lab develops new method for recycling lithium-ion batteries

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Prof. Jason Hattrick Simpers featured on UofT Engineering News: New ‘Sputtertron’ could help develop advanced materials for greener economy

James Sawyer

Q&A with alumnus, James Sawyer, co-founder of Borealis Clean Energy


MSE Prof. Ben Hatton featured in Fast Company

Doug Perovic

MSE Prof. Doug Perovic featured in Engineering Dimensions

Left: Fish such as tilapia can disperse and collect pigment granules in their skin to change their colour and shading. Right: An optofluidic cell created by U of T Engineering researchers achieves the same effect by mixing two immiscible fluids, one of which contains a dye. (Image credits: left, Richard Wheeler (licensed under Creative Commons); right, Raphael Kay.)

Dynamic building facades inspired by marine organisms could reduce heating, cooling and lighting costs

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be an opportunity for our Japanese visitors to connect with Materials research from across Canada. At the same 
time, it will attract a broader audience for the talks from Tokyo

Annual UT2-Mac joint graduate student workshop held on UofT Campus