Prof. Aimy Bazylak (MIE) is EngSci's Interim Director (July - Dec 2022) and previously served as EngSci's Associate Chair for Years 3 and 4, and Chair of EngSci's energy systems major.
Prof. Bazylak is the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Thermofluidics for Clean Energy and was the Director of the University of Toronto Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) from 2015-2018.
In 2008, she received the inaugural Bullitt Environmental Fellowship for leadership in the environmental field. She was awarded the I. W. Smith Award for Outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering within 10 years of graduation (2011) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award (2012). In 2014 she became a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and inin 2015 she became an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Germany), and in 2019 she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME).
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Peter Grant is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) and serves as EngSci’s Associate Chair, Curriculum (2022-present). He leads the Vehicle Simulations Laboratory where his research focuses on the development and use of flight and driving simulators for vehicle design and training.
Prior to joining U of T in 2002, he was a technical specialist at the Ford Motor Company’s Scientific Research Laboratory in Dearborn Michigan.
Professor Grant previously served as the chair of EngSci’s Aerospace Engineering major (2017-2022) and has taught many EngSci courses, including MAT195 (now ESC195), AER302, AER406, AER503 and ESC301. His favourite is the capstone design course, AER406, where students design, build, and fly small aircraft.
Outside of work he enjoys sports as well as hiking and camping.
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Professor Arthur Chan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. He is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and Health, and serves as EngSci’s Associate Chair, Years 3 and 4 (2022-present).
Professor Chan is the director of the Environmental Organics Laboratory, which focuses on air pollution and its chemistry. He conducts experimental and field studies of organic aerosol, and develops analytical techniques for studying complex mixtures. His goal is to better understand the composition, sources, transformations, and impacts of air pollution on health. His work has been recognized with many awards, including the Brockhouse Prize.
Professor Chan is an award-winning educator who is passionate about teaching. In 2019 he won the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Early Career Teaching Award in 2019. He enjoys talking to and working with students, and is looking forward to getting more involved with EngSci students.
In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, like hiking with his dog Molly, and biking with his human friends.
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Natalie Enright Jerger is an award-winning Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and is the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Computer Architecture. She serves as EngSci’s Associate Chair, Years 1 and 2, and has taught Engineering Science students for many years in the Year 2 Digital and Computer Systems course.
Professor Enright Jerger is an expert on high-performance and energy-efficient next-generation processors. Among many accolades she has received for her research, she was awarded a Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and was made a distinguished Member of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE.
Beyond research, Professor Enright Jerger is involved in outreach and professional development activities focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field of computer architecture and the broader computing community. She is the mother of an energetic 6-year-old and enjoys baking, crocheting, and biking.
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Philip Asare is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Engineering Science and the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP) – an institute created “to drive change in how we prepare future engineering leaders.”
His teaching within EngSci and ISTEP focuses on engineering design and transdisciplinary competencies. Professor Asare sees engineering as an activity geared towards human goals, full of rich and interesting stories of how particular ideas or products came to be. His approach to engineering and engineering education focuses this view of engineering as a human activity, and the implication of this perspective for engineering education and practice.
A significant theme of Philip’s teaching and projects focuses on how we educate engineers to operate in the complex socio-technical world, particularly how we create an engineering community that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and the related benefits for society of such an engineering community.
Previous to joining U of T Engineering, Professor Asare was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Bucknell University. He also spent time as a Scholar-in Residence at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration while earning his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Roger Carrick is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, cross-appointed in the Division of Engineering Science.
He served as the Designer-in-Residence in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University for five years before pursing his PhD. His teaching excellence was recognized with the President's University-Wide Teaching Award at York University (2020).
Michael Guerzhoy is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Division of Engineering Science and the Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and an Affiliate Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital. He teaches EngSci Computer Science and Data Science courses.
Professor Guerzhoy's research interests are in data science, the applications of data science in healthcare, and the pedagogy of introductory programming, data science, and machine learning.
He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence in 2014. He is serving as the co-chair of the Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence in 2020-2021.
Morgan Hooper is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Division of Engineering Science and the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS).
Her teaching focuses on building community within the EngSci program and beyond. She encourages students to engage with multi-faceted, trans-disciplinary, and hands-on engineering projects to learn the complex ways in which engineering, design, and community interact.
She is particularly interested in the intersection between sustainability, technology and equity, and the ways in which engineering and scientific endeavours—and how they are communicated—impact the overlapping spheres of society and the environment.
Professor Hooper is a graduate of EngSci's aerospace engineering major (1T5 PEY). Before returning to the University of Toronto and EngSci as a faculty member, she earned an MS and PhD in Aeronautics from Caltech, where her research focused on experimental unsteady aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions with views towards sustainable energy harvesting.
Diane Giang is EngSci's Manager of Finance and Administration.
Diane has an accounting background and has served in finance and administration roles in the University for over 10 years. She works under the direction of the Division Director to help ensure that all support services impacting student experience are delivered effectively and efficiently, and that resources are available to support the activities of the Division. She is responsible for the following major activities - financial management, human resources management and administration including payroll, operations and technology management.
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Scott Sleeth manages the Engineering Science Summer Research Opportunities Program (ESROP) and supports the Divisional curriculum and accreditation process.
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Don Newton manages the Engineering Science Summer Research Opportunities Program (ESROP) and supports the Divisional curriculum and accreditation process.
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Stephen Johns is the Academic Advisor for domestic EngSci students in Years 1 and 2 of their studies.
Steve joined EngSci in June 2019 after spending three years as a member of the U of T Engineering recruitment team, where his work focused on international students and on underrepresented populations in the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to arriving at U of T, Steve spent eight years working in recruitment and admissions at the University of Calgary and three summers working in student affairs at Queen's University.
Steve was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and holds History degrees from Queen's University and the University of Toronto. His loves in life include, but are not limited to, live music, the Tragically Hip, mental health advocacy, black coffee, Finnish pancakes, Hamilton, high-intensity interval training, his friends, his family, and his wife Samantha. Steve is also a reluctant fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Minnesota Vikings. He looks forwarding to helping you with your journey through EngSci!
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Irma Berardi, pronouns she/they, joined EngSci in 2022 as the academic advisor for international students in Years 1 and 2.
She previously worked with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine as the Graduate Administrator. Before joining U of T, she worked in the EdTech world internationally and domestically, leading the student recruitment, admissions, and academic & career advising components of alternative teacher education programs.
Irma started her career as an Ontario Certified Teacher and taught in China. She has over eight years of diverse experience working with students, faculty, and staff across a variety of educational landscapes.
Born in Scarborough, Ontario, she is a first-generation Italian-Canadian and now lives in the wonderful city of Toronto with her partner, her cat Lana Del Meow, and dog Marlowe. She is passionate about Social Justice Education and is currently completing her M.Ed. part-time with an intentional focus on equity.
When Irma is not working, you can find her at a soccer field, at a live music event, cycling the city or spending time with her friends and family. She looks forward to supporting your EngSci journey!
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Brendan Heath is the Academic Advisor for EngSci students in Years 3 and 4 of their studies.
Brendan sees his role as helping students to navigate the University and get the most out of their time here. He works with individual students to develop academic plans that serve their goals (e.g., completing a minor, or customising a major through elective substitution or independent studies). He is also here to connect students with additional resources and services at times when they may need additional support.
Brendan holds a M.Sc. in Planning (focused on Environmental Planning) and has worked in a variety of student facing positions across U of T, including at New College, University College, the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and the Cinema Studies Institute. In his free time, when not raising his two kids, Brendan enjoys cycling, gardening, tinkering with electronics and the occasional video game, as well as volunteering in his local community.
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Christina Heidorn (EngSci 9T1) is responsible for internal and external communications, and is the main point of contact for EngSci's large alumni community.
Christina holds a M.Sc. in Ecology and is a former television documentary associate producer, writer, and researcher. Her credits include work on CBC's the fifth estate and Confidential series, and programs for broadcasters including TVO, National Geographic, TLC, and more.
Before joining the EngSci office, Christina worked in various communications roles within U of T Engineering.
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