Join us this February as Professor Timothy Bender discusses the Sustainability Lab in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. Learn how the S-Lab reinforces U of T Engineering’s place at the forefront of environmental stewardship. Located on the roof of the Wallberg Building, Professor Bender will detail how the S-Lab will provide a unique, purpose-built multidisciplinary research and teaching environment that is itself an evolving, leading-edge sustainable space.
Drawing from ChemE as well as other departments across the Faculty, S-Lab will be home to more than 25 research students who are part of research teams led by more than 20 principal investigators. This collaborative and challenging environment will enable them to make advancements in areas ranging from solar panels and smart grids to carbon management and advanced materials.
Since his appointment in 2006, Prof. Tim Bender’s laboratory has focused on the design, synthesis and engineering of new materials for application in organic electronic devices including organic photovoltaics (OPVs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). His research contributions span from fundamental aspects of chemistry, to applied chemistry to physical chemistry and to the study of basic optoelectronic properties of organic electronic materials within organic electronic devices.
Professor Bender is cross-appointed to the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He also serves on several internal and external committees including the chair of the steering committee of the Institute for Sustainable Energy. Professor Bender also has been recognized as a talented classroom instructor, having won the 2008 Professor Diran Basmadjian Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry after teaching his first class ever at the University of Toronto. Professor Bender obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Carleton University in 1999. Access Prof. Bender’s full bio here.