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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. Jan. 18, 2021Prof Tizazu Mekonnen chairs Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology PhD Project
    Chemical Engineering Professor Tizazu Mekonnen, Inaugural Director of the IBET PhD Project

    Chemical Engineering Professor Tizazu Mekonnen has been named Inaugural Director of the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project. This new partnership, which includes the University of Waterloo and five other Ontario universities, aims to diversify academia and Canadian technology industries by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black Canadians pursuing engineering and technology degrees at universities across Ontario.

  2. Jan. 6, 2021ChE department mourns death of second-year student

    With deep sadness, we announce the death of second-year Chemical Engineering student Mihir Rodrigues, who passed away from a heart-related issue on December 29th, 2020, while he was at home in India.

  3. Dec. 22, 2020ChE Buddy Program helps first-year students find success

    When faced with a new challenge, it never hurts to call a friend for advice. But, as many first-year students discover, it can be difficult to find someone who can relate. Fortunately, this year’s new chemical engineering students have exactly that – an experienced buddy to steer them in the right direction.

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  1. Mar. 4, 2021Future Applicants Webinar and Q&A
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  2. Mar. 22, 2021World Water Day 2021
    UN World Water Day March 22. Why is water important to you? Learn more at www.worldwaterday.org

    Join the Water Institute for an interactive event exploring what water means to different people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource together.

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