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Heterogeneous photocatalysis for treatment of air and water and the production of hydrogen
Benito Serrano
At EcoSynthetix, we thrive on lessons from both synthetic polymer chemistry and nature. We have developed a Biopolymer Nanoparticle Platform and a Reactive Biobased Macromer Platform, among others. The technology has broad applicability for use in many different latex polymers, functional polyesters, polyurethanes, and epoxies.
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Electrically conductive polymer nanocomposites for electromagnetic shielding and charge storage applications
Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj
Polymer nanocomposites have unique multifunctional properties resulting from the size and shape of the fillers and display superior electrical, thermal and mechanical properties to conventional polymer composites due to the nanoscale size of the filler. We have synthesized Copper and Silver nanowires using an aluminum oxide template based electro-deposition technique, and the nanowires were melt-mixed with polymers via solution mixing and in miniature mixers, and electrical and mechanical properties were tested. The electrical, mechanical and rheological properties of these new materials were studied and evaluated for industrial applications such as personal electronics enclosures, shielding for aerospace, batteries and anti-static packaging.
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Limited spaces left for the Can. J. Chem. Eng. Publishing Workshop

Looking to publish in a scientific journal, but not sure where to start? Prof. João Soares, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Editor-in-Chief, will host a mini workshop on simplifying the review process and expediting the acceptance of your scientific paper. The workshop will take place at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Calgary on Oct. 4 Reserve your spot today.
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Register Now for the Industrial Chemistry and Engineering Conference

Conference and Course registration is now open for the Industrial Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Nov. 2-4, in Toronto. Highlights include professional development courses, plenary speakers, networking opportunities, and more. Register online today.
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Empowering the chemical engineering youth for the future
Upalchemes
The chemical engineering field presents several career opportunities for its future graduates. Chemical engineers can take on a variety of work ranging from technical to academic. Aside from their versatility, chemical engineers have the potential to build sustainable change through their scientific proficiencies.
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Immersive 3-D training experience unveiled with potential to transform the chemical engineering industry
Phys.org
A Loughborough University computer science expert has collaborated with BP on an immersive training experience that enables safety-critical tasks to be rehearsed in a simulated environment. Believed to be a first for the chemical industry in the U.K., the Igloo — as it is known — is an alternative approach to training. It allows trainee field technicians to practice safety critical tasks, such as safe startup and emergency shutdown procedures, in a virtual production plant brought to life by integrating it with a fully dynamic process simulator and the control room simulator.
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Leadership is half the story: How followership is critical to a successful engineering career
Engineering
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach (TECC) Podcast, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Marc Hurwitz on the topic of followership, what it is, the five key skills of followership, and why it's so important to be as a strong a follower as a leader to build and sustain a successful engineering career.
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Goals are interesting, but a strategy is compelling
Engineering
Setting goals is an action every successful engineering leader must do for themselves and the team they lead. Failing to set goals leads to stagnation and an existence of reaction. Both of these states are detrimental to project success and they're entirely incompatible with career success. Although engineer leaders have to react, it can't be their normal operating mode.
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Alberta's job market may be worse than you think right now
Global News
It's a common question economists have fielded often this year: How is employment in Alberta, home to the bulk of the country's energy sector, holding up so well despite spiralling oil prices? "Perhaps it isn't," Robert Kavcic, an economist at Bank of Montreal said in a new research note.
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GE to build $265 million engine plant in Canada; will provide 350 jobs
CTV News
General Electric is closing an engine manufacturing plant an Wisconsin and says it will invest $265 million to build a new one in Canada in a move to take advantage of Canadian export credit financing. The company announced that work on the new plant, which will initially provide 350 jobs, is expected to be completed in 20 months.
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