Events - 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018 — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Water Institute Water Research Conference: Breaking Boundaries in Water Research
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Let's celebrate the start of something good!

Here's a special opportunity for CHE graduate students, visitors, staff and faculty and their families. You are invited to the annual CHE Grad Picnic, where we will celebrate the start of a new semester with food, games and good times.

Friday, August 10, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Supervisor: Zhongwei Chen, Chemical Engineering

Friday, June 22, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

Grad Students: You're invited to join Professor Abukhdeir in the Staff & Faculty Lounge for some coffee/tea*, cookies and conversation.

* Please bring your own mug.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day) to Friday, June 22, 2018 (all day)

The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association are pleased to offer complimentary academic registration to faculty and students for this 2-day event.

This conference is intended to bring together international experts, policy makers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to explore how the advancements in resource recovery technologies and the pursuit of a sustainable economy are changing the way we interact with our world.

Friday, June 8, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

Grad Students: Professor Nasser Abukhdeir invites you to the Staff & Faculty Lounge for some coffee/tea*, cookies and conversation.

* Please bring your own mug.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — 10:30 AM EDT

Every day, countless lives are saved by blood pumps, including those that have been implanted and those used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in heart surgery and during hemodialysis. Blood pumps, however, damage blood by exposing it to high stresses, causing platelet activation and hemolysis, which leads to blood clots. For example, seven percent of ICU patients on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) blood pump suffer from severe hemolysis, which increases the mortality rate by six times.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are known as nature’s latest wonder material. This renewable, sustainable, biodegradable and nontoxic nanomaterial can be extracted from cellulose fiber - the most abundant biopolymer on earth and competitively produced at an industrial-scale.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT

Supervisor: Hector Budman, Chemical Engineering

Thursday, May 10, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

Self-assembled block polymers containing a sacrificial (i.e., chemically etchable) component are versatile precursors to functional nanoporous materials. The two most common ordered morphologies used to generate nanoporous materials in this way are the hexagonally-packed cylindrical and bicontinuous gyroid phases.

In this talk, Professor Marc Hillmyer will discuss approaches to nanostructured, bicontinuous but disorganized morphologies through either thermal or light-induced chemical fixation of block polymers in the disordered state in close proximity to the order-disorder transition.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT

Supervisor: Xianshe Feng, Chemical Engineering
 

Friday, May 4, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT

Join João Soares, Editor-in-Chief, the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, for a 360˚ look into the publishing world of scholarly and technical papers. You will learn how to integrate manuscript preparation into your daily routine, how to efficiently prepare a clear and well-organized manuscript, how the review process works, how to expedite your manuscript’s review (and acceptance), and about future trends and developments in scientific publishing.

Monday, April 23, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT

 

Supervisors:

C. Perry Chou, Chemical Engineering

Murray Moo Young, Chemical Engineering

Monday, April 9, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

Professor Venkatasubramanian will review the different phases of Artificial intelligence (AI) in process systems engineering (PSE) over the past 30 years and argue that the time for AI in PSE, and in other domains, has arrived, finally.

Friday, April 6, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT
A fun drawing of a mug filled with coffee, surrounded by heart icons and jumping coffee beans.

Grad Students: Professor Abukhdeir hopes you will join him in the Staff & Faculty Lounge for some coffee/tea*, cookies and conversation.

* Please bring your own mug if you have one handy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT

Our approach to mathematically describing a cell population behaviour has evolved in the past decades. From the use of Monod kinetics, when a limiting nutrient shows to control cell behaviour, we now see modelling approaches based on a genome-wide description of a biosystem, integrating the various “omics” datasets available. However, do we always need that level of complexity to face a problem of bioprocess optimization or to elucidate the mechanisms of a metabolic disease?

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