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!
Professor Yan’s lab has been once again featured in the U of T Engineering News highlighting the latest new research into self-powered biosensors that utilize bark-derived lignocelulose nanofibrils in collaboration with researchers at the University of Waterloo.
Read more about it here.
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!
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 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
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.
UTM will host an online screening of the Tribeca Film Festival selected film, Picture a Scientist.
“PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.”
Following the film, a panel of four researchers including Professor Ning Yan will have a discussion. Register online for the links for the viewing and discussion here.
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.
Professor Ning Yan has been elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for her contributions to engineering and service to the profession and society.
Click here for the full article in University of Toronto Engineering News