The article Lignin-Based Polyurethane: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives written by Xiaozhen Ma, Jing Chen, Jin Zhu, and Ning Yan was among the top cited articles in 2021 – 2022 according to data from Clarivate Analytics.
Category Archives: Achievements
Article Ranks on the Top Ten List for EngRN: Surfaces, Coatings & Films (Topic)
As of January 18th, the article Lignocellulosic Nanofibrils as Multifunctional Component for High-Performance Packaging Applications has made the top ten list on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) with 25 downloads in the last 60 days.
The paper can be accessed for free here.
A peer-reviewed version of this article is also published in Materials Today Communications and can be viewed here.
Article Ranks on the Top Ten List for ChemRN: Food & Agricultural Chemistry (Topic)
As of October 18th, the article Recyclable, Self-Strengthening Starch-Based Epoxy Vitrimer Facilitated by Exchangeable Disulfide Bonds from Garlic has made the top ten list on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) with 31 downloads in the last 60 days.
The paper can be accessed for free here.
A peer-reviewed version of this article is also published in the Chemical Engineering Journal and can be viewed here.
Congratulations to our newest PhD Graduate – Shrestha Roy Goswami!
Last week, Shrestha successfully defended her PhD thesis, “Ionic Liquid Mediated Synthesis of Starch Maleates and their Application in Biodegradable Polymer Composites”. Congratulations Shrestha, your hard work paid off!
Congratulations to Lunding Fan for Passing his Master’s Defense!
Last week, a member of Prof. Ning Yan’s lab, Lunding Fan, successfully defended his Master’s thesis “Effect of Curing Agents on the Cure Behaviour and Thermal and Mechanical Properties of a Novel Vanillin-based Bio-epoxy Resin”.
Congratulations to Lunding, your hard work really shows!
Professor Ning Yan has been elected to be a Fellow in the International Academy of Wood Science
The International Academy of Wood Science is a non-profit assembly of wood scientists, recognizing all fields of wood science with their associated technological domains and securing a worldwide representation. You can read more about them at their website here.
Congratulations Professor Yan on being elected a new Fellow for 2021.
Professor Ning Yan among seven UofT Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chair
Professor Ning Yan has been awarded the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Bioproducts. Congratulations Professor Yan, it is a well-deserved position!
You can read more about it here.
Among her colleagues include 6 other researchers from UofT including the following:
- Omar F. Khan (BME) Canada Research Chair in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
- Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE) Canada Research Chair in Anaerobic Biotechnology
- Penney Gilbert (BME) Canada Research Chair in Endogenous Repair
- Heather MacLean (CivMin) Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Systems and Technology Assessment
- Daniel Posen (CivMin) Canada Research Chair in System-Scale Environmental Impacts of Energy and Transport Technologies
- Milica Radisic (BME, ChemE) Canada Research Chair in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering
Presentation at the ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
On June 18, 2021, Nicole Tratnik presented a talk on the effect of amylose and amylopectin content on epoxidation and adhesion properties at the 25th Annual ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference.
Professor Ning Yan Awarded 2021 Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award for Small Classes
This year Professor Ning Yan was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award for Small Classes by the Department’s Teaching Effectiveness Committee. This award aims to recognize the efforts and excellence in teaching within ChemEng.
The award was announced during the virtual awards celebration Friday April 9, 2021.The plaque for this award lives on the second floor of the Wallberg Building where Professor Ning Yan’s name will be added.
Cover Feature Published and Article Featured in ChemViews Magazine
Artwork by Dr. Nicolas R. Tanguy was featured in ChemSusChem for the article written by Dr. Nicolas R. Tanguy, Dr. Haoran Wu, Dr. Sandeep S. Nair, Prof. Keryn Lian, and Prof. Ning Yan. Read the article here
This article was was also covered in the ChemViews Magazine.