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. Jan. 20, 2020Women Inspiring Women: Student/Faculty Mixer
    women in engineering event

    Women in Engineering is hosting a fun afternoon mixer where female students and female faculty can connect and get inspired over light snacks and refreshments in a casual, stress- free environment.

  2. Jan. 23, 2020Graduate Studies Seminar Series January

    Join us to learn more about the exciting research being conducted by masters students in the Chemical Engineering department. 

  3. Jan. 27, 2020Seminar | Advanced Nonlinear Programming Strategies for Process Intensification, by Dr. L. T. Biegler

    Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering for a seminar by Carnegie Mellon University's Professor L. T. Biegler about advanced nonlinear programming strategies for process intensification, including how powerful, large-scale nonlinear optimization strategies lead to the systematic synthesis of processes that integrate a variety of reaction and separation steps.

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