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Poster Competition *Registration Deadline Extended*:

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is seeking to develop innovative posters which describe the fascinating areas of chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and green process engineering to new students as well as to differentiate the streams offered at Western.

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 Poster Competition Details

Congratulations to Dominic Pjontek for winning the R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching at Western Engineering for 2018.

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Gillies for being elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists recognizing the excellence and impact of her research work.

Congratulations to the 2018 Research Bridges 3MT Competition Winners: 

First Place Winner: Claudio Silva Lira Autohydrolysis Pre-Treatment of Mixed Lignocellulosic Biomass

Second Place Winner: Erica Glatt Modeling of Cyclone Fouling in Fluid Cokers

Third Place Winner: Islam Gawdat Production and Characterization of Biopolymers by Aureobasidium Pullulans Strains

Join us in congratulating Dr. Jesse Zhu for successfully renewing his CRC Tier 1 in Particle Technology and its Applications in Chemical, Materials, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Industry.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Charles Xu for being elected Fellow of Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC).

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kibret Mequanint!

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Dr. Kibret Mequanint to its College of Fellows. More....

Since 2010, we started best course instructors (the Maurice Bergougnou CBE Teaching Excellence Award) and the best Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards voted by CBE Undergraduate students in the Chemical Engineering and Green Process Engineering programs. See the results for 2017-18 here

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kibret Mequanint and Dr. Elizabeth Gillies for receiving the 2017 Engineering Award for Excellence in Research and the 2017 R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching respectively. See more

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lauren Flynn for being selected as Western’s Faculty Scholar (2018-2020) as well as receiving the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Congratulations Lauren for the well-deserved recognition.

The 2018 Capstone Engineering Design Competition was held Friday March 23! Thank you to all who came and participated and to all others who helped make the event a success. Click here to see final results 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hugo de Lasa for being elected Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Energy. His induction to the Mexican Academy of Energy will take place in September 2017 during the 2nd International Energy Conference in Mexico City.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Cedric Briens, Dr. Lauren Flynn, Dr. Andy Hrymak, Dr. George Nakhla, Dr. Mita Ray and Dr. Amin Rizkalla for successfully renewing their NSERC Discovery grant for the next 5 years.

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