Congratulations to the 172 Chemical Engineering graduates who, after many years of inquisitive thought, dedicated study, and impressive self-discipline, received their official diplomas at the University of Waterloo’s Spring Convocation on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.
Professor of chemical engineering Costas Tzoganakis and University of Waterloo startup Tyromer Inc. are poised to change the way the world handles its scrap tires. Judging by their recent collection of awards, their innovative, sustainable technology is getting noticed.
A big congratulations to PhD candidate Gregory Lui for his exciting achievements at the 2018 national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. He made UWaterloo and the department of Chemical Engineering proud with his engaging and informative summary of his photocatalysis research. The 3MT judges and audience were impressed too – he headed back to Waterloo with a second place finish and the People’s Choice award.
While the fourth-year Capstone Design project is often regarded as the culmination of the knowledge and experience gained over the course of an undergrad degree, some students think of it as a new beginning rather than an end. Consider, for example, fourth-year chemical engineering students Kien Tran, Jack Anderson, Skylar Bone and Olsi Goxhaj, aka Green Sorbs. They have taken their Capstone Design project, an environmentally responsible, non-mechanical method of oil spill recovery, beyond the 2018 Capstone Design Symposium to a series of competitions. And their efforts have been recognized and applauded.
Gregory Lui, the University of Waterloo’ 3MT 2018 winner, placed fifth at the provincial Three Minute Thesis competition at York University in April, where he competed against twenty of the best presenters in Ontario. Congratulations Gregory!
The 2017-2018 Murray Moo-Young Biotechnology Scholarship has been awarded to two Chemical Engineering students: Paul Chen, a PhD student who is being supervised by Professor Frank Gu, and Mark Bruder, a PhD student who is being supervised by Professor Marc Aucoin.
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.
Congratulations to Gregory Lui, who is completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Waterloo, for winning the University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT is an international research communication competition in which graduate students have three minutes to distill their research into a presentation that is both understandable and engaging to a non-technical audience.
Forty-one teams of fourth-year chemical engineering students presented the results of their Capstone Design projects at the annual Capstone Design Symposium, which was held March 12th in the atrium of Engineering 6. In the process of sharing their research, they demonstrated the diverse and creative nature of chemical engineering and the promise it holds for future generations.
When Chemical Engineering hosted its departmental heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on February 8th, the room was packed with audience members keen to learn more about our research-based masters and doctoral students’ exciting investigations. Eleven graduate students took turns presenting the high points of the research they have spent years conducting – using one static PowerPoint slide, language that could be understood by the general public…and within only three minutes.