From June 25 to 29, U of T Engineering hosted professors and graduate students from the University of Toyko for the first UT2-Mac Joint Graduate Student Workshop between the University of Tokyo, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto. The focus of the workshop was to make new connections and to facilitate research and education collaboration between both Canadian partners and the University of Tokyo. As such, the first session included participation from the Japanese Consulate in Toronto, the international partnership offices at both U of T and Mac, as well as the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
This year’s theme, titled “Engineering for a Brighter Future” brought together 29 faculty and graduate students from the University of Tokyo, and over 30 professors and graduate students from McMaster University, and the University of Toronto – departments of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE), Materials Science & Engineering (MSE), and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Toronto. Topics included sustainable processing, additive manufacturing, optoelectronics, advanced nano-composites, bio-inspired microstructured materials, energy storage materials, and many more.