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Congratulations to Dr. Ying Wang on taking up a tenure-stream position at CUHK. Ying’s appointment is in the Department of Chemistry, where she will work on surface electrochemistry with a focus on the understanding of small molecule activation on electrodes. We were fortunate to attract Ying as a post-doctoral fellow 2018-2019; she had earned her Ph.D. with Richard Compton at Oxford and had completed post-doctoral training with Tom Meyer at UNC.

Congratulations to Dr. Ying Wang on taking up a tenure-stream position at CUHK. Ying’s appointment is in the Department of Chemistry, where she will work on surface electrochemistry with a focus on the understanding of small molecule activation on electrodes. We were fortunate to attract Ying as a post-doctoral fellow 2018-2019; she had earned her […]

Toronto group’s CO2 reduction work covered in Chemistry World.

Toronto group’s CO2 reduction work covered in Chemistry World.

Rival teams hail shortcut for removing carbon from the atmosphere – The Globe and Mail

Rival teams hail shortcut for removing carbon from the atmosphere – The Globe and Mail Download PDF here.

Chris, Geonhui, and colleagues publish “CO2 Electroreduction from Carbonate Electrolyte” in ACS Energy Letters

Chris, Geonhui, and colleagues publish “CO2 Electroreduction from Carbonate Electrolyte” in ACS Energy Letters

Mengxia Liu and colleagues publish “Lattice anchoring stabilizes solution-processed semiconductors” in Nature

https://devicematerialscommunity.nature.com/users/262571-mengxia-liu/posts/49446-lattice-anchoring-stabilizes-solution-processed-semiconductors Mengxia Liu and colleagues publish “Lattice anchoring stabilizes solution-processed semiconductors” in Nature https://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/quantum-rebar-quantum-dots-enhance-stability-of-solar-harvesting-perovskite-crystals/ Quantum rebar: Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals – U of T Engineering News U of T Engineering researchers demonstrate that perovskite crystals and quantum dots working together can increase stability of solar materials news.engineering.utoronto.ca  

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Latest Alumni News

Bernard Kelley Sargent spent Take Your Labradoodle To Work Day at UofT on May 13, 2019

Bernard Kelley Sargent spent Take Your Labradoodle To Work Day at UofT on May 13, 2019. Bernard focused on research finance, advising post-doctoral fellows on next-generation membranes for CO2 reduction, and networking, the latter both in Engineering and Simcoe Hall Bernard delights in liaising with senior leadership in the Office of the Chair of ECE.

Conor Kelley Sargent and Owen Kelley Sargent advise carbon-upgrading postdoctoral fellows on progress and next steps at monthly conference during Take Your Children To Work Day at UofT

Conor and Owen pose in Governing Council Chambers in front of C. David Naylor and Oscar T. Naylor.

Phil De Luna, with Stanford and TOTAL collaborators, publish in Science “What would it take for renewably powered electrosynthesis to displace petrochemical processes?”

Phil De Luna, with Stanford and TOTAL collaborators, publish in Science “What would it take for renewably powered electrosynthesis to displace petrochemical processes?” https://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/how-to-take-the-petro-out-of-the-petrochemicals-industry/

Doctoral Alumnus Phil De Luna joins the National Research Council (NRC) Canada as Program Director, Energy Materials Program Challenge

Effective February 18th, 2019, Phil will be taking on the role of Progam Director, Energy Materials Challenge Program at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada as the youngest Director ever. This program will focus on the development of new materials that will be used in the production of clean and sustainable energy. As director, […]

Today, doctoral alumnus Bernard Kelley Sargent received the gift of Sloth from the research group at the group holiday party at The Rivoli.

Today, doctoral alumnus Bernard Kelley Sargent received the gift of Sloth from the research group at the group holiday party at The Rivoli. They are still getting to know one another (Figure 1a). Sloth will, during the apprenticeship period, complete laser safety training (scheduled for 2024) and chemical safety training (2028).