As part of the Fall 2017 Orientation, the Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes a new cohort of 129 first-year students! These first-years were introduced to faculty and staff members and exposed to the many curriculum and research options within the department. They were also treated to a hearty lunch from UW Catering. Please join us in welcoming the Chemical Engineering Class of 2022!
Recent MASc graduate Fred Fu has received an Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies honour to be awarded during the Fall 2017 university convocation. A total of four of these awards are being given at the Masters level this year.
The 2016-2017 Murray Moo-Young Biotechnology Scholarship has been awarded to Laura Edmonds, a graduate student in Prof. Evelyn Yim's research group. The Murray Moo-Young Biotechnology Scholarship was established in 1982 with a donation by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Moo-Young to encourage research of bioprocessing strategies in industrial biomanufacturing and environmental bioremediation.
Prof. Boxin Zhao's bio-inspired "pick and place" technology was highlighted by the university. This research involves the integration of biomimetic "smart" adhesives and functional materials based on liquid crystalline networks. In his own words,