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As part of Canada's largest engineering school and most innovative university, the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo is home to more than 1,200 students, faculty and staff, and has thousands of alumni worldwide.

In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in chemical engineering, the Department provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo's multidisciplinary nanotechnology and biomedical engineering programs.

The department's interdisciplinary research culture, engaging teaching practices and state-of-the-art facilities create a vibrant learning environment where students are empowered to solve the problems our world faces.

Find out more by exploring the programs, research and news stories on this site.

  1. May 3, 2021Denise Mueller receives her second Friend of the Society Award

    The Waterloo Engineering Society has, once again, named Chemical Engineering’s Undergraduate Advisor and Program Administrator, Denise Mueller, a Friend of the Society.

  2. Apr. 27, 2021Ener-Challenge supports sustainable energy transition

    Inspired to help accelerate the global sustainable energy transition, chemical engineering student Monika Mikhail started a new Student Energy chapter within the University of Waterloo Energy Network (UWEN). When the chapter hosted its first Ener-Challenge on March 6th, five teams of UWaterloo students learned to identify barriers to clean and sustainable energy access and use the iterative design process to formulate effective solutions. 

  3. Apr. 8, 2021ChE Faculty Spotlight: Professor Rajinder Pal

    Professor Rajinder (Raj) Pal of the Department of Chemical Engineering is a world-renowned researcher and an award-winning instructor with a reputation for helping students understand some of the discipline’s most complex and abstract concepts relating to transport phenomena and thermodynamics.

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  1. May 20, 2021Webinar | Low-Dimensional Quantum Emitters and Future Perspectives in Wearable Optoelectronics, by Xiwen Gong, PhD

    The Department of Chemical Engineering is pleased to welcome Professor Xiwen Gong, who will discuss her research in emerging low-dimensional quantum emitters for future light sources, including her recent efforts in and vision for developing quantum-dots-polymer composites for wearable display and artificial photonic skin.

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