Events - 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015 — 1:45 PM EST

 ABSTRACT:  Due to the increasing focus on energy efficiency, environmental regulations, and market competitiveness, developing technologies for innovative process operation is an active research subject in academia and industry. Process Systems Engineering (PSE) technologies play an important role in addressing these challenges. Since most of advanced PSE methodologies use model-based algorithms, developing a representative and reliable process model is a crucial step in utilizing advanced technologies in process industries.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 — 1:45 PM EST

ABSTRACT:  With the growing demands placed on industrial production to achieve an integrated smart plant, factories require the development of efficient and viable methods for analysing and assessing the available data. Recently, the emphasis has focused on the development of data-driven control methods that use economic key performance indices (KPIs).

Friday, November 27, 2015 — 1:45 PM EST

ABSTRACT:  Chemical engineering models may have many reactions, many kinetic parameters, and many mass transfer and thermodynamic constants. Consequently, models that can fully describe a chemical engineering process are usually nonlinear and complex and have many unknown parameters. Additionally, chemical engineering models are not perfect and there are random disturbances from the environment that should be estimated.

Monday, November 16, 2015 — 1:30 PM EST


ABSTRACT:  Process analytics play a key role in achieving the process control strategy objectives in manufacturing processes. It has the potential to enhance continued process verification and applications in real-time process monitoring and control. Process analytical methods including, near-infrared (NIR), fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy as well as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), are often used in the characterization of raw materials, in-process/intermediate and final product quality attributes of manufacturing processes.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 3:30 PM EST

ABSTRACT:  Oil sands are a strategic resource for Canada, but despite technological advances in extraction techniques, the treatment of tailing ponds resulting from bitumen extraction is plagued by many environmental challenges. The crucial technical challenge is to separate bitumen from the sand and clay particles, then flocculate or stack the clay particles to release water that can be recycled to the bitumen extraction process. The clays can then be placed in the mine, giving rapid reclamation without forming tailing ponds that may take decades to be reclaimed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST


In this mini workshop I explain what you need to know to write and effective scientific paper, simplify the review process, and expedite the acceptance of your paper. I will discuss the scientific elements you should include, the writing style you should follow, and the formatting you should adopt to compose an excellent article. I will also explain the reviewing and publication process followed by most journals.

Intended Audience

Friday, November 6, 2015 (all day) to Saturday, November 7, 2015 (all day)

ECSEC 2015 Eastern Canada Student Energy Conference

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 — 1:00 PM to Wednesday, November 4, 2015 — 4:00 PM EST

2015 Chemical Engineering

Annual Master's Seminar Presentation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, Time:  1:00-4:00pm and Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Time:  8:30-4:00pm

Location:  E6-2022

Please come to the Reception following Master's presentations: 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 4:30-6:00,

Location: E6-4024 (Faculty Lounge)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Deer constitutes an important animal in traditional Chinese medicine and most deer organs are used as medicines or nourishment in traditional Chinese medicine. The most valuable portion of deer is the antler. With the development of deer breeding in northeast China, many other deer organs are now harvested after the antler is collected. Deer protein is the valuable source for producing bioactive peptides, which have been defined as specific protein fragments that have a positive impact on health.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Threshold/Troublesome Concepts - What MUST We Teach?

Refreshments will be provided.

Any questions contact Kathy Becker, Assistant to the Associate Chair, Teaching

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT

Canada's top engineering schools talk about the critical need for graduate level engineers

Canada's top engineering schools have joined together to lead a national dialogue on the myths surrounding graduate school. Come learn more about the graduate studies opportunities available at the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, McGill University, University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.

Learn what a graduate degree in engineering can off you!

Thursday, September 24, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

 ABSTRACT:  Silicon has the potential to revolutionize the energy storage capacities of lithium ion batteries, propelling their capabilities to meet the ever increasing power demands of next generation technologies. Silicon has a huge energy storage capacity (4200 mAh/g), ten times higher than the conventionally used graphite materials (372 mAh/g). To avoid the operational stability problems associated with the use of silicon-based anodes, the electrode structure needs to be architectured on the nanoscale.

Friday, September 18, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

ABSTRACT:  In this work we present results on the use of Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid (PGA) biopolymer to produce nanoparticles and encapsulate the anti-cancer drug Doxorubicin (DOX). Microbially produced PGA is used alone and in combination with Chitosan (CS) to form DOX-loaded nanoparticles at different conditions. The main mechanism of nanoparticle formation is the ionic complexation between PGA, DOX and CS.

Monday, September 14, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Monday, September 14, 4:00-6:00 pm &

Thursday, September 17, 5:00-7:00 pm

Location - HH - J. G. Hagey Hall, Humanities Theatre

More information

(featuring application processes for CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC and OGS)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 — 8:30 AM to Thursday, September 10, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ExpecTAtions is a two-day workshop that prepares Waterloo Engineering students to undertake a teaching assistantship. To serve as a TA, you are required to complete the ExpecTAtions workshop. After full attendance and successful completion of all required activities you will receive a certificate noting your achievement.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

"Mussel Power:  Defining the Essentials for Translation to Technology" by Dr. J. Herbert Waite, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Departments of Molecular Cell, Developmental Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)


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