Elizabeth Edwards is the director of BioZone, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her research leverages genomics, microbiology and engineering to clean up contaminated industrial sites around the world. (Credit: Matthew Volpe) February 17, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

The invisible clean-up crew: Engineering microbial cultures to destroy pollutants

Professor Elizabeth Edwards is leveraging genomics, microbiology and engineering to clean up contaminated industrial sites around the world


The new perovskite solar cells have achieved an efficiency of 20.1 per cent and can be manufactured at low temperatures, which reduces the cost and expands the number of possible applications. (Photo: Kevin Soobrian) February 16, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

New research removes a key barrier to large-scale manufacture of low-cost, printable perovskite solar cells


Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) is one of ten recipients of a 3M National Teaching Fellowship, a national award for excellence in post-secondary educational leadership (Photo: Johnny Guatto) February 15, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Professor Greg Evans receives 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Award is Canada’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the post-secondary level


Professor Fae Azhari (MIE, CivE) holds a sample of the self-sensing concrete she designed. Her work helps monitor the structural health of crucial infrastructure such as bridges, roads and hydroelectric dams. (Credit: Roberta Baker). February 15, 2017 | By Marit Mitchell

Concrete check-up: Fae Azhari develops diagnostics for critical infrastructure

U of T Engineering professor develops novel approaches to monitoring the health of large structures, from bridges to hydroelectric dams


Professor Levente Diosady (centre) and his team developed a way to fortify salt with both iron and iodine. The product is now being distributed to more than 24 million people in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. (Photo: Mark Balson) February 13, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Double-fortified salt to improve nutrition for 24 million in Uttar Pradesh

U of T Engineering invention provides a simple, effective way to help people whose diets are lacking in iron


U of T research teams led by Brent Sleep (CivE, pictured at centre), David Lie (ECE) and Mark Fox (MIE) are winners of this year's Connaught Global Challenge Awards. The internal awards are designed to support new multidisciplinary collaborations involving U of T researchers. (Photo: Roberta Baker) . February 13, 2017 | By U of T News

Interdisciplinary U of T Engineering projects receive funding from relaunched Connaught Global Challenge Award

U of T research teams led by David Lie, Brent Sleep and Mark Fox are winners of this year’s Connaught Global Challenge Award