Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

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. Feb. 6, 2020CHE 3MT competition reveals exciting research
    CHE 3MT winners Christopher Deutschman, Keith Cleland and Sabrina Mattiasi.

    Congratulations to Christopher Deutschman, Keith Cleland and Sabrina Mattiasi for their first-, second- and third-place finishes in Chemical Engineering’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) department heat on February 4th.

  2. Feb. 5, 2020CHE alumna helps health-conscious consumers
    Jenise Lee.

    How do you decide what is safe to put on your body? Jenise Lee, a Chemical Engineering alumna (BASc 2006), provides the information you need to make educated choices about your skincare products.

  3. Jan. 23, 2020Professor Hector Budman honoured for excellence in graduate supervision

    Professor Hector Budman, a process systems engineering specialist who conducts multi-disciplinary research in the pharmaceuticals, water treatment, minerals processing, and pulp and paper industries, was recognized with the 2019 Faculty of Engineering Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision at the Engineering Faculty & Staff Awards Dinner in E7 last night.

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  1. Feb. 20, 2020Graduate Studies Seminar Series February

    Join us to learn more about the exciting research being conducted by masters students in the Chemical Engineering department. 

  2. Feb. 26, 2020Conrad Games - Challenge 2
    Past team participating in Conrad Challenge

    Invited teams of Engineering students will be competing:

    • for surprise Challenge Game theme when they arrive at E7-2317 (Conrad Hub)
    • for half-hour to earn House (Engineering Departments) points
    • for the Winter 2020 season (there are three games scheduled over lunch hour this Fall season)

    Lunch will be provided to FANS and TEAMS! But you must pre-register to attend.

  3. Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2020Hack the Plastics
    Hack the Plastics poster

    Have you ever wanted to join a hackathon, but thought it was only for coders? Well, Hack the Plastics wants you! Hack the Plastics is a broad skilled hackathon that does not require a coding based final product and will happen from 28th Feb – 1st March, 2020 at the University of Waterloo. You will be tackling ways to fight single use plastic pollution using microbes and producing a technical solution, business plan, and pitch.

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