Events - 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019 — 1:00 PM EDT

You are welcome to attend Amir Mowla's final PhD defence, in which they will discuss their research into the hydrodynamics of commercial ebullated bed reactors through a combination of experimental investigation and CFD modelling. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT

 Xiaoyuan Dou's MASc oral exam, in which they will discuss their research on self-assembled metal organic framework microflowers as polysulfides immobilizers for lithium sulfur batteries. This is a closed exam.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Yue Niu's MASc oral exam, in which they will discuss their research of Cobalt-hexamine (HMT) metal-organic framework-derived bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions, which promises implmentation advantages for rechargeable Zinc-air batteries.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Aleksander Cholewinski's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research to develop and fabricate underwater adhesives that take inspiration from the adhesive chemistry and processes of both marine mussels and benthic algae.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Yue Yu will discuss their research of CO2 methanation over alumina-supported cobalt oxide and carbide synthesized by reverse microemulsion method in a closed MASc oral exam.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Noushin Majdabadifarahani's MASc oral exam, in which she will discuss her research evaluating polymeric materials as sensing materials for acetone, formaldehyde and benzene detection. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Sadru Walji will discuss his research on the virucidal properties of a copper-nickel-zinc alloy designed to replace stainless steel high-touch surfaces.

Friday, August 9, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT

Sogol Mottaghi-Tabar will discuss their research into the economic feasibility of constructing a SNG production facility for upgrading biogas through the Sabatier reaction at their closed MASc oral exam.

Friday, August 9, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Sungo Park's final PhD defense, in which he will discuss his research into developing a technology to characterize and process environmentally friendly materials using starch as co-polymer and nano-filler. The research aimed to extend the range of properties of starch materials while maintaining environmental benefits and competitive physical properties for applications such as packaging and agriculture.

Friday, August 2, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT
Dr. Yaser Abu-Lebdeh

Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Friday, August 2, for a seminar by Dr. Yaser Abu-Lebdeh, Senior Research Officer at National Research Council of Canada (NRC). He will give an overview of the NRC’s battery technology research activities.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT

Guanjie Sun will discuss their research related to using greenhouse gases to produce renewable synthetic fuels and chemicals in a closed MASc oral exam.  

Thursday, August 1, 2019 — 9:00 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend the oral defence portion of Maiwen Zhang's PhD comprehensive exam, in which they will discuss their research under supervisor Professor Aiping Yu.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 — 9:40 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend the oral defence portion of Xuezhen Wang's PhD comprehensive exam, in which they will discuss their research under supervisor Professor Xianshe Feng.

Monday, July 29, 2019 — 11:30 AM to Thursday, August 1, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
Collage of solar panel, canola flower, wind turbines and powerline

The Tsinghua-Waterloo Joint Forum on Advances in Energy and Environmental Technologies will bring together leading experts in the fields of sustainable energy management, novel energy production, biofuels, pollution mitigation, fuel cells, and next-generation rechargeable energy systems.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT

You’re invited to join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Thursday, July 11, for a seminar by Dr. Drew Higgins, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. He will speak about his research on the development and understanding of electrocatalyst materials and electrode structures for sustainable electrochemical energy technologies.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — 10:30 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Huayu Niu's final PhD defense, in which she will discuss her research on mAb capture with cation exchange membranes.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
fundraiser poster

Since the last fundraiser was so successful, EWB has partnered again with Krispy Kreme to have another fundraiser to raise money for social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa to help reduce poverty.

$10 for a dozen or $1 per donut

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT

The Department of Chemical Engineering and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology invite you to hear Dr. Roberts discuss the development of electrochemical exfoliated graphene materials and heteroatom doped carbons, considering two electrochemical applications: vanadium redox flow batteries and adsorption combined with electrochemical regeneration for treatment of organic contaminants.  

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join us to learn more about the exciting research being conducted by masters students in the Chemical Engineering department. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

You are welcome to attend Huabei You's MASc oral exam, in which she will discuss her research applying a multi-scale modelling framework on the NiO-based Oxygen Carrier (OC) particle in order to explicitly consider and understand the effect of reaction kinetics. 

Monday, June 17, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Monday, June 17, for a seminar by Dr. Jeffrey S. Downey, Technical Manager Science and Innovation The Kingston Technology Centre and Managing Director of Innovation for DuPont Canada. 

Dr. Downey will discuss the merger of Dow Chemical and E.I. DuPont and the recent separation into three industry leading companies. In addition, he will discuss the opportunities that this has created in Canada and how the Kingston Technology Centre has become integral to the future of the new DuPont. 

Friday, June 14, 2019 — 8:00 AM EDT

Please join the Department for Farhan Ahmad's MASc oral exam on his research on post-combustion absorption process using MEA (methyl-ethanol-amine).

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT

The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes National University of Singapore’s Professor Jun Li for a seminar about novel, supramolecular, self-assembled biomaterials for various biomedical applications. All are welcome.

Friday, May 31, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Friday, May 31, for a seminar by Dr. Blanka Sharma, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. She will speak about her research on the development of biomaterials and targeted therapies that direct the functions of stem and immune cells for applications ranging from tissue repair to cancer therapy.

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