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.
You can read more about the news on the UofT Chem Eng website here.
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!
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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/537116027497. Early bird tickets are currently on sale, get them while they last!
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.
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.