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.

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. Nov. 7, 2018In Memoriam: Professor Garry Rempel

    Rempel, Garry Llewellyn, B.Sc., Ph.D., C.M., F.R.S.C., F.C.I.C.

    University Professor, University of Waterloo

    1944 – 2018

  2. Oct. 25, 2018CHE graduates to receive official diplomas at Fall Convocation this weekend

    This weekend, on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, more than 20,000 recent graduates will return to campus to participate in the University of Waterloo’s 117th convocation. Among them will be 39 recent graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

  3. June 19, 2018Spring 2018 convocation celebration

    Congratulations to the 172 Chemical Engineering graduates who, after many years of inquisitive thought, dedicated study, and impressive self-discipline, received their official diplomas at the University of Waterloo’s Spring Convocation on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.

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  1. Feb. 19, 2019Seminar | Developing Biomanufacturing Platforms for the Production of Value-Added Chemicals, by Dr. Adam Westbrook

    Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, for a guest lecture by Dr. Adam Westbrook, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Waterloo, speaking on the development of genetic tools for the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis, and their application to strain engineering for the production of value-added chemicals.

  2. Feb. 28, 2019Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition3MT Banner

    Research students from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering will be challenged to articulate the impact and breadth of their research in a 3 minute presentation, using 1 static PowerPoint slide during the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

  3. Mar. 1, 2019IPR Seminar | Principles of Polymer Crystallization and Techniques to Study It, by Junjie Yin
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