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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. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. May 19, 2021A message about Fall 2021 class format details from Dean Mary Wells

    Today the Faculty of Engineering has shared detailed and program specific class format plans for September 2021 with our incoming and current students.

    Each department has posted details in a LEARN course for current undergraduate engineering students and in a TEAMS channel for current architecture students. These details are based on the information we shared with the Registrar’s Office, which is responsible for University-wide schedules and classroom space.

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  1. July 16 to Aug. 5, 2021GreenHouse Fall Program Opportunities

    Innovation, coaching & networking opportunities at GreenHouse Social Impact Incubator for FYDP Capstone teams interested in working on challenges with organizations and individuals with a problem or venture in mind! Apply to GreenHouse’s Social Innovators in Training & Workplace Innovation Programs by August 5th.

  2. July 29, 2021SFF Debate Competition - Spring 2021

    The spring Stanford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Debate competition will be held on Thursday, July 29th starting at 5:30 p.m. (E.T.).  The competition will be held online using MS Teams.  All engineering students are eligible to participate. Engineering students are invited to register in teams of two.  A team can consist of students from two different engineering disciplines if desired.  No previous debating experience is necessary.

  3. Aug. 5, 2021PhD Defense |Rationally Engineering Porous Carbon-Based Metal Nanocomposites for Efficient and Durable Electrocatalysis Applications

    Please join the department as Zhen Zhang defends their PhD thesis on rationally engineering porous carbon-based metal nanocomposites for efficient and durable electrocatalysis applications

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