November 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

You are welcome to attend Alison Scott's PhD defence, in which she will discuss her research, using two case studies to discuss a general framework for the design of polymeric materials that is limited by neither industry, nor application, nor specific type of polymeric material.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Thrive is a verb that means ‘to prosper’ and ‘to flourish.’ Thrive Week is a series of events focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff. The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes every opportunity to support mental health and help develop the tools we need to prosper all year long in our personal, academic and professional lives.

Please come to our Department Lunchroom, E6-4024, between 1:30-4:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, where we encourage everyone to reflect on what wellness means for you.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 1:00 PM EST

Zhen Zhang will be discussing the research they are conducting under the supervision of Professor Zhongwei Chen during a closed comprehensive oral exam.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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This event is 19+.

A relaxing social event for profs, grad students, and undergrads in engineering. Have a beer, tell some tales, and get to know the people at the front of the room or behind the seats of the class!

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 1:00 PM EST

You are welcome to attend Andrew Finkle's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research into the formulation and processing of thermoplastics and composites containing Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) for advanced manufacturing techniques.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 — 10:00 to 19:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
Young women in E7 event space

This full day conference for first and upper year engineer students will showcase a variety of guest speakers and workshops focused on helping participants navigate through both student life and career preparation. From planning out your next four years in undergrad to learning what to expect when you enter the workforce, this conference will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your goals with confidence.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 2:30 PM EST

The Department of Cheical Engineering welcomes you to a seminar by Dr. Youri Gendal from Technion - Israel Institute of Tehnology, who will be speaking about a catalytic hydrogenation treatment process that may provide an economical and practical solution to groundwater, and specifically nitrate, pollution.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 3:30 PM EST

The Department of Chemical Engineering invites you to a seminar about plant design by Elmo Nasato, who is a specialist in the sulfur recovery industry.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Friday, November 22, 2019 — 9:00 AM EST

You are invited to attend Yael Izamal Valdez Navarro's MASc oral exam, where they will present a decomposition algorithm for obtaining robust scheduling and control decisions. It iteratively solves scheduling and dynamic optimization problems while approximating stochastic uncertainty through back-off terms, calculated through dynamic simulations of the process. 

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 12:15 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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**This event is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.**

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Help the students from CHE 180: Chemical Engineering Design Studio celebrate the completion of their 1A term and their introduction to design by attending their Design Symposium, where they will showcase the range of soaps they designed and produced during their course.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition flyer

Teams have each chosen an important industry problem, and will now pitch their research to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $30k in grant funding. The 5-minute pitches will demonstrate each competitor’s knowledge of their problem’s history, scope, and impact.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (all day) to Thursday, November 21, 2019 (all day) to Thu, 11/21/2019 (All day)

ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL FAIR - NOVEMBER 19-21, 2019

To celebrate International Education Week, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a series of events open to all faculty, staff and students. You are welcome to sign up for one or all events that appeal to you. The goal of this fair is to celebrate the diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that exist within the Faculty.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM EST

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

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Microbial Solutions for Single Use Plastic

Join us for a science focused panel discussion on the topic of microbes and plastics featuring researchers and industry guests on November 25 at 3pm in DC 1302. Hear our exciting panel (David Levin, Hyung-Sool Lee, Komal Habib and Tej Gidda) give a brief (5-8min) outline of their work as related to the topic, followed by a moderator led discussion for the rest of the hour. 

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