Frank Gobas from Simon Fraser University visits Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
November 12, 2015
Back: Jon, Tife, Tinge, Li, James, Chen, Abha, David, Matt, Hidetoshi, Ying, Frank Wania. Front: Stephen, Don, Frank Gobas.
Frank Gobas from Simon Fraser University was visiting the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at UTSC on Nov. 12 to deliver a seminar on “New Developments in the Environmental Risk Assessment of Commercial Chemicals.” It was an opportunity for him to reconnect with his supervisor (Don Mackay) and with students he supervised (Jon Arnot, James Armitage).
Wania Group Moves to the New Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at UTSC
September 28, 2015
The Wania Group has recently completed the transition to the new Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (ESCB), at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.
Below are some photos of the new offices & lab.
The Instrument Room
From the corner of the lab.
Welcome Tife Awonaike, Graduate Student
September 7, 2015
We are welcoming Tife Awonaike as a new graduate student in the Wania Group. Tife obtained her undergraduate degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014. Tife interested in the fate and transport of organic contaminants in urban-runoff.
Welcome Li Li, visiting graduate student
September 7, 2015
We are welcoming Li Li from Peking University, P.R. China, to join us as an international visiting graduate student for the entire following year. Li is supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship. He will work on the environmental fate modeling of two emerging contaminants, based on his global emission data derived from dynamic substance flow analyses.
Ying and Frank Visiting the Institute of Urban Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
July 21, 2015
Photo by Youwei Hong
Ying and Frank just returned from a week in China, where they were hosted by Dr. Hang Xiao from the Institute of Urban Environment of CAS. Frank gave talks, both at the main institute in Xiamen and at the research station in Ningbo.
Read more here.
More Good News for Chen
July 8, 2015
Shortly after passing her qualifying oral exam last Friday, Chen received news that she is recipient of the 2015/16 Jeanne F. Goulding Fellowship of the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies. Well done!
Paper on Quantum-Chemical Approach to SOA Formation Published in ES&T
July 8, 2015
ES&T has published Chen’s paper on using COSMOtherm to predict the phase distribution, yield and composition of secondary organic aerosol formed during the ozonolysis of alpha-pinene. Kai-Uwe Goss from the UFZ in Leipzig has been our guide in using this quantum-chemistry based software.
New Faces in the Research Group this Summer
June 25, 2015
Tiange, Ajitha, and Yang.
We welcome Tiange Yuan, Ajitha Kananathalingham, and Yang Lan, who have joined us for the summer to conduct research. Tiange is supported by a University of Toronto Excellence Award, and Ajitha by a CGCS Summer Internship. Yang Lan is pursuing a M. Env. Sci. degree.