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Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Part of Canada's largest engineering school, the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo is home to more than 1200 students, faculty and staff, with thousands of alumni worldwide.

At Waterloo, we have one of Canada’s largest undergraduate programs in chemical engineering, and the impact on industry shows. An estimated 10% of working chemical engineers graduated here!

Our collaborative and interdisciplinary research benefits from many faculty cross-appointments in Science and Engineering. And, with the recent opening of the department’s new home, Engineering 6, students and faculty have access to a truly state-of-the-art facility, complete with an in-house water treatment plant and 115,000 square feet of new research labs and teaching space.

  1. Mar. 7, 2017Department "3 Minute Thesis" competition winners announcedWinners for the Three Minute Thesis

    Congratulations to the graduate students in Chemical Engineering for winning in the 3 minute Thesis on Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

  2. Feb. 9, 2017Prof. Ricardez-Sandoval's career highlighted in Mexican national newspaperProf. Ricardez-Sandoval

    Prof. Ricardez-Sandoval's career was featured in a national Mexican newspaper REFORMA. The original Spanish-language version of the article can be found here, with an English translation as follows:

  3. Jan. 17, 2017Graduate student Laura Edmonds receives the Murray Moo-Young scholarship

    The 2016-2017 Murray Moo-Young Biotechnology Scholarship has been awarded to Laura Edmonds, a graduate student in Prof. Evelyn Yim's research group. The Murray Moo-Young Biotechnology Scholarship was established in 1982 with a donation by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Moo-Young to encourage research of bioprocessing strategies in industrial biomanufacturing and environmental bioremediation.

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  1. May 11, 2017Seminar - “3 Dimensions of Additive Manufacturing - Overviews, Perspectives and Challenges”, Naveen Chopra, Senior Research Scientist, Xerox Research Centre of Canada


    ABSTRACT:  The field of additive manufacturing (often referred to as 3-D printing) is experiencing a period of tremendous growth.  Applications are being found and continue to emerge in numerous sectors, such as consumer products, aerospace, healthcare, automotive, and many more.  Today's talk will give a brief overview of the various additive manufacturing technologies, some industrial examples will be shared, and finally, challenges within each technology will be highlighted.

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Meet our people

David Simakov

David Simakov

Assistant Professor

Professor Simakov’s research focuses on advanced heterogeneous catalysis and reactor design for sustainable reaction engineering, including conversion of greenhouse gases into renewable synthetic fuels.