Prof. Ariel Chan

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE)
Institution/Organization: University of Toronto


Professor Chan obtained her Bachelors and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Queens University. During her graduate studies, she worked with Genencor Inc/Dupont Bioscience and later continued her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Agriculture Canada in biomaterials and bioplastics development. Prof. Chan began her academic career at the University of Waterloo in 2012. In 2017, she joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto as the Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. She is also a practicing professional engineer registered in Ontario, Canada. Her teaching and research focus on chemical process design and scale-up simulation and modernizing chemical engineering laboratory curriculum. In addition, she also works on development of VR-assisted technology with data-driven best practice to improve the effectiveness of learning.nted technology and data analytics techniques to facilitate individualized learning. Her recent work on developing an interactive, virtual chemical plant with an intelligent feedback system.

Co-Presenters: Prof. Jennifer Farmer
EdTech Workshop Year: May 17, 2023