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Celebrating our Success

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is synonymous with innovation, integrity, determination and achievement. Our engineers have contributed significantly in a wide range of areas, from infrastructure and telecommunications, to biomechanics, aerospace, chemistry, and artificial intelligence, to name but a few. Today, we continue to celebrate those accomplishments but we also celebrate Skule™’s recent advances and innovations.

In particular, this year we are celebrating our continual dedication to research through an Industrial Research Chair, two new research centres and two prestigious faculty awards. Professor R. Doug Hooton, one of the leading international voices in concrete materials research, was named NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability. This signifies the establishment of a significant public/private partnership that focuses research discoveries to produce concrete that is both durable and more sustainable over the long term. The newly established Centre for Sustainable Energy, under the direction of Professor Olivera Kesler, is a centralized location for researchers to tackle challenges in the areas of energy efficiency and environmental impact. Professor Ridha Ben Mrad has been appointed Director of the new Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, which will oversee interdepartmental and interdivisional research and scholarly activities in this emerging area. Also this year, Professors Frank Kschischang (ECE) and Andreas Mandelis (MIE) were honoured with national Killam Research Fellowships. These achievements reinforce the strength of the research at your Skule™.

Engineers are determined to improve lives around the world through research, technical innovation and practical implementation. One of Skule™’s faculty members is seeking ways to use robots to respond to emergencies such as the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Other U of T engineers are focusing efforts on green technologies to combat dwindling natural resources, demands on energy and environmental deterioration jeopardize our economic and socio-political welfare. Solutions and innovations to these examples and more spark, grow and develop in our own labs, classrooms and study spaces.

We take great pride in our alumni, faculty, staff and students who inspire excellence in our work, studies, research and teaching. In this issue, it is our honour to share these achievements with you.


May 18, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 14
In this issue:

Alumni News
What's Happening?
Faculty News
Quick Links


Alumni News


Centre for Sustainable Energy Opens

Inclusive, interdisciplinary centre brings together researchers, student, teachers, industry and government

Two Engineering professors awarded Killam Research Fellowships

Frank Kschischang (ECE) and Andreas Mandelis (MIE) recently received prestigious Killam Research Fellowships.

Taking on the World

Robert Stupka (CivE) receives international media attention for his role in the UN Conference on Climate Change

Engineering Science Students Job Shadow Alumni

Thirteen Engineering Science students matched with alumni for job shadowing

Can Robots Help Us Recover from Earthquakes?

Can Robots Help Us Recover from Earthquakes?


Cornerstones Built by Alumni


A Family Legacy

Doherty Family Dynasty Reaching New Generations

Winegard Visiting Lectureship in New Materials Engineering

Former Professor gives current MSE students the chance to widen their perspective

Canadian Engineering Competition

Student Executive organize outstanding national competition; U of T debate team wins first place


What's Happening?


Come Back to Skule™ for Lunch

On May 29, honoured years will reconnect, mingle and network with your department and classmates for Spring Reunion 2010

Calling all 9T0’s: It’s Reunion Time!

Ever wondered what happened to past classmates?

10 spots held for Jr DEEP

Children of alumni in grades 7 & 8 explore engineering topics in this popular summer program

Departmental Dinners

ChemE and MIE welcome back alumni and celebrate accomplishments at annual dinners

Biz Skule™: Engineering meets Cosmetics

Hana Zalzal builds on Biz Skule™’s success as its second event closes



May 26
May 27
May 29

Volunteer Recognition Event
Formula SAE Night
Spring Reunion

May 29
June 10
July 21

Departmental Lunches
Class of 9T0 Reunion

Calgary Send-Off


Faculty News


Single genes generate many messages

Brendan Frey deciphers inner workings of human genome (Related articles: National Post; CBC; Hamilton Spectator;; Softpedia;; Canadian Bio Technologist 2.0;

To the Omni-focuse Video Camera, the Whole World Looks Sharp

Prof. Keigo Lizuka produces Camera with infinite depth of field (Related articles:; Security Systems News)

Turning Sweat into Green Energy

U of T Engineering Prof. Olivier Trescases (ECE), finalist in Green Innovation Award (Related Articles: Yonge Street;; City of Toronto website; Green Innovation Awards)

Blog Behaviours

Mark Chignell (MIE) & Jamy Li investigate personality through blogs

Making Mecca Move

Amer Shalaby (CIV) & Eric Miller (CIV)work to improve transport for Mecca’s growing pilgrimage (Related News item: CTV)

New Apps resize internet Ads

Parham Aarabi (ECE) inventions makes better use of webspace


Quick Links

Websites of Interest
University of Toronto
U of T Alumni and Friends
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Skule™ Alumni and Friends
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Civil Engineering
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems
Engineering Science

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)

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