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. Aug. 6, 2021Professor Boxin Zhao appointed to University of Waterloo Endowed Chair in Nanotechnology

    Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Professor Boxin Zhao for being awarded a University of Waterloo Endowed Chair in Nanotechnology.  This five-year appointment supports Professor Zhao’s vision to advance sustainable development goals by engineering nanosystems inspired by nature.  

  2. July 15, 2021ChE’s Kien Tran awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

    Congratulations to the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Kien Tran, who received a 2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

  3. May 26, 2021Professor Shahsavan’s work recognized by PNAS

    Congratulations to the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Professor Hamed Shahsavan for his recent honour by the National Academy of Sciences in America. He was the lead author of a paper chosen as a finalist for a Cozzarelli Prize, which recognizes the top work published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in 2020.

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  1. Sep. 30, 2021Coffee and Conversation with the Dean
    Purple Graphic Coffee and Conversation with Dean Mary Wells

    Beginning September 23rd, and continuing every Thursday through this term, Dean Mary Wells will be available on the 1st floor of E7, outside the C&D, from 3-5 pm for a chat and to connect.

  2. Oct. 7, 2021Canadian Graduate Studies Engineering Fair (virtual)
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  3. Oct. 7, 2021Coffee and Conversation with the Dean
    Purple Graphic Coffee and Conversation with Dean Mary Wells

    Beginning September 23rd, and continuing every Thursday through this term, Dean Mary Wells will be available on the 1st floor of E7, outside the C&D, from 3-5 pm for a chat and to connect.

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