Former DEEP Instructor Wins Award

Former DEEP instructor Tyler Irving (ChemE MASc 1T0) has received Engineers Canada’s inaugural Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering.

He was recognized for his article ‘Nature’s Industrialists’ in the November/December 2012 edition of Chemical Engineering News, which featured the research of U of T chemical engineers Radhakrishnan Mahadevan and Emma Master. The article not only explains this cutting-edge research – which focuses on producing chemicals from biological materials that could eventually replace those made from non-renewable resources – it also demonstrates why this work matters to Canadians.