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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. Sept. 26, 2016Orientation 2016Chemical Engineering class Fall 2016

  2. Sept. 21, 2016Drew Higgins wins Canada's Distinguished Dissertation awardPicture of Drew Higgins

    Chemical Engineering Drew Higgins, PhD wins the Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016 in the category of Engineering/Medical Science/Natural Science.

  3. Sept. 12, 2016Marzieh Riahinezhad receives the Park and Veva Reilly Award 2016-2017Picture of Marzieh 2015 graduation

    The winner of the 2016-2017 Chemical Engineering Medal for Proficiency in Research (Park and Veva Reilly Medal) is Dr. Marzieh Riahinezhad.  Marzieh Riahinezhad (PhD, Chemical Engineering, September 2015) received the international and extremely prestigious “Best Dissertation of the Year ADIPEC Award” in excellence in energy (November 2015). Marzieh’s PhD thesis was selected by an international scientific panel of 26 judges in the oil and gas industry as one of the top three best 2015 dissertations (from a record number of 501) in energy, worldwide.

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  1. Oct. 17, 2016Notice of PhD Oral Defence "Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol to 1-Propanol Using Bifunctional Catalysts in an Aqueous Media" by Chau Mai Thi Quynh (RESTRICTED)

    This thesis is restricted but on display in the Engineering Graduate Studies Office (DWE 3520) until the defence date. Anyone wishing to review the thesis must sign the required non-disclosure agreement form. It is available for perusal and may be signed out overnight.

  2. Oct. 22, 2016Women in Engineering "What's Next Conference"

    Registration: What's Next Conference

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Meet our people

Picture of Professor Evelyn Yim
Associate Professor

Professor Yim’s work on stem cells, nanofabrication and biomaterials supports the advancement of healthcare technologies to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures.