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. Sep. 26, 2019In Memoriam: Dr. Charles Burns

    Burns, Charles M., BASc, MASc, PhD

    1938 – 2019

  2. Sep. 10, 2019Dr. Zhongwei Chen elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

    Congratulations to Professor Zhongwei Chen on being named a 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

  3. June 17, 2019Dr. John Chatzis named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

    Chemical Engineering Professor, John Chatzis, was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus on Saturday, June 15, at the University of Waterloo's evening Convocation ceremony.

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  1. Nov. 1, 2019PhD Defence | Design of Polymeric Materials: Novel Functionalized Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery & Gas Sorption Applications, by Alison Scott

    You are welcome to attend Alison Scott's PhD defence, in which she will discuss her research, using two case studies to discuss a general framework for the design of polymeric materials that is limited by neither industry, nor application, nor specific type of polymeric material.

  2. Nov. 6, 2019PhD Comprehensive | Rational Design of Porous Carbon-based Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, by Zhen Zhang

    Zhen Zhang will be discussing the research they are conducting under the supervision of Professor Zhongwei Chen during a closed comprehensive oral exam.

  3. Nov. 8, 2019PhD Defence | Cellulosic Nanocomposites for Advanced Manufacturing, by Andrew Finkle

    You are welcome to attend Andrew Finkle's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research into the formulation and processing of thermoplastics and composites containing Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) for advanced manufacturing techniques.

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