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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. Feb. 15, 2018CHE embraces 3MT

    When Chemical Engineering hosted its departmental heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on February 8th, the room was packed with audience members keen to learn more about our research-based masters and doctoral students’ exciting investigations. Eleven graduate students took turns presenting the high points of the research they have spent years conducting – using one static PowerPoint slide, language that could be understood by the general public…and within only three minutes.

  2. Feb. 1, 2018Green Sorbs wins Ontario Engineering CompetitionA judge for the 2018 Ontario Engineering Competition’s Innovative Design category congratulates Waterloo chemical engineering st

    Congratulations to fourth-year chemical engineering students Jack Anderson, Skylar Bone, Olsi Goxhaj and Kien Tran. Their Capstone Design team, Green Sorbs, won first prize in the Ontario Engineering Competition, which was held at the University of Ottawa in January.

  3. Jan. 17, 2018Peter Lewis Silveston Passes Away At Age 86

    PETER LEWIS SILVESTON was 86 when passed away peacefully in Charleston, S.C on Sunday, January 7th, 2018. He was surrounded by his children, Rachel, Rebecca and Matthew. Peter was born on March 10th, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, and was an only child.

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