Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.

Milad Nahavandi: A loss felt with each passing day

Milad Nahavandi: A loss felt with each passing day

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.

Vigil honours students lost in Flight PS752

Vigil honours students lost in Flight PS752

The Western and London community gathered in a sombre memorial Wednesday to mourn the deaths of four Western students who were aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752 when it crashed near Tehran earlier that day.

Research takes brewing technology to new high

Research takes brewing technology to new high

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Lars Rehmann has partnered with a Canadian company to work on creating a hybrid yeast to be used in crafting beers made from hemp and cannabis.

Fellowship provides platform for nano work

Fellowship provides platform for nano work

Western Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Arghya Paul recently received the Wolfe-Western Fellowship At-Large for Outstanding Newly Recruited Research Scholars.

New chair looks to ensure ‘nothing is waste’

New chair looks to ensure ‘nothing is waste’

Franco Berruti’s work is all about making something out of ‘nothing.’ Biofuels from biomass. Pharmaceuticals from forestry byproducts. Soil supplements from heaps of tomato leaves.

Western emerging generation among New College

Western emerging generation among New College

Two Western scholars – Lauren Flynn of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Janice Forsyth of Sociology – were named among the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Six Western projects earn CFI backing

Six Western projects earn CFI backing

From hearing loss and brain activity, to cancer and joints, to sustainable energy and social cues, six Western-led projects, involving 10 researchers within four faculties, received more than $1 million through the CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

New centre takes aim at water solutions

New centre takes aim at water solutions

Western recently launched the WesternWater Centre, a Western Engineering-based group charged with generating real-life solutions for the management and treatment of water supplies.

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

The Proteus Innovation Competition features teams from across Southwestern Ontario and challenges them to take three emerging technologies and plan their commercialization.

New valve gets to heart of implant issue via design

New valve gets to heart of implant issue via design

A Western researcher has teamed up with colleagues across the country to develop a next-generation heart valve that may provide patients with a safer, longer-lasting implant alternative thus greatly reducing complications after surgery, according to a new study released this week.

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Eleven winners, representing three different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning in their students.

New fellow stands among his heroes

New fellow stands among his heroes

Kibret Mequanint now counts his heroes among his peers. And he could not be more excited. The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows for...

Hellmuth celebrates elite researchers

Hellmuth celebrates elite researchers

Western professors John Leonard (Arts & Humanities) and Jesse Zhu (Engineering) have been awarded the 2016 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.

Turning science fiction into science fact

Turning science fiction into science fact

Joints that can be reconstructed. New tissues or entire organs to replace those damaged in injury or disease. A transplant of healthy beta cells so a diabetic never needs an insulin injection again. It sounds a bit like science fiction, but these are among the...

Trio of scholars named to Royal Society of Canada

Trio of scholars named to Royal Society of Canada

With the naming of Western scholars Kathryn Brush, John Leonard and Jesse Zhu, the university now boasts 55 Royal Society of Canada Fellows, starting with Microbiology and Biochemistry professor Robert Murray in 1958.

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers recently received a financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 projects are now being backed by the Ontario Research Fund (ORF).

Project taps into biomass potential

Project taps into biomass potential

With the world’s energy sector constantly facing challenges, Western researcher Hugo de Lasa is working toward one solution for the beleaguered industry - a process of transforming agricultural waste into clean energy and valuable by-products. “The problem is in areas...