Grand Prize Winner in the Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Competition

Ph.D. Candidate Nicole Tratnik won first prize in the Excellence in Thermoset Polymers Research Competition hosted by the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association for her paper titled “Recyclable, self-strengthening starch-based epoxy vitrimer facilitated by exchangeable disulfide bonds”. She was flown out to Denver, CO to present her work at the TRFA Annual Meeting with over 120 attendees. Her award-winning paper can be found here.

Congratulations Nicole!

You can read more about the news on the UofT Chem Eng website here.

Placed in Student Poster Competition at SPE,EAV Conference

We are happy to announce our Ph.D Candidate, Nicole Tratnik, won 5th place in the student poster competition at the SPE,EAV Plastics in Electric & Autonomous Vehicles Conference. Her poster was titled, “Enhanced sustainability of upcycleable biobased epoxy vitrimers with designed recyclability” and was based off of her recently published paper that can be found here.
Congrats Nicole!

International Women’s Day Gala hosted by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Join WISE on Wednesday, March 8th from 6 – 10 pm at our annual International Women’s Day Gala!

This formal event commemorates the incredible achievements of women everywhere with the promise of great conversations, inspirational speakers, a stunning performance, and a delicious dinner. Tickets for the event can be purchased here: Early bird tickets are currently on sale, get them while they last!

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