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Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Part of Canada's largest engineering school, the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo is home to more than 1200 students, faculty and staff, with thousands of alumni worldwide.

At Waterloo, we have one of Canada’s largest undergraduate programs in chemical engineering, and the impact on industry shows. An estimated 10% of working chemical engineers graduated here!

Our collaborative and interdisciplinary research benefits from many faculty cross-appointments in Science and Engineering. And, with the recent opening of the department’s new home, Engineering 6, students and faculty have access to a truly state-of-the-art facility, complete with an in-house water treatment plant and 115,000 square feet of new research labs and teaching space.

  1. Dec. 1, 2016Prof. Marc Aucoin featured in OSPE Society NotesProf. Marc Aucoin

    Prof. Aucoin's career was highlighted in the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Society Notes blog. The article entitled "Who’s in control? Meet the chemical engineer challenging the cell" can be found here.

  2. Nov. 17, 2016Department mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Campbell William RobinsonPicture of Professor Emeritus Campbell William Robinson

    Professor Emeritus Campbell William Robinson passed away on October 18, 2016. He was a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1971–1996 and was part of the Biochemical Engineering research group. 

  3. Nov. 9, 2016Undergraduate team awarded third place in Minerva-CIAC competitionUW Minerva-CIAC Case Study Team

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  1. Dec. 6, 2016Notice of PhD Oral Defence - "Electrodeposition of p-Type Cuprous Oxide and its Applications in Oxide Solar Cells" by Yiyi Yang
  2. Dec. 7, 2016Notice of PhD Oral Defence - "Cellulose Nanocrystals Incorporated Nanocomposites for Water Treatment Applicatons" by Nishil Mohammed
  3. Dec. 7, 2016SEMINAR - “Engineering Smart Hydrogels on Multiple Length Scales for Biomedical and Biosensing Applications” by Todd Hoare, Associate Professor and University Scholar, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    ABSTRACT:   While multiple types of smart, environmentally-responsive materials have been explored for a variety of biomedical applications (e.g. drug delivery, tissue engineering, bioimaging, etc.), their ultimate clinical use has been hampered by their lack of biologically-relevant degradation as well as challenges regarding their non-surgical administration to the body.  These factors have particularly limited the clinical use of temperature-responsive hydrogels, which are either highly labile in diluting environments like the body (e.g.

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Associate Professor

Professor Yim’s work on stem cells, nanofabrication and biomaterials supports the advancement of healthcare technologies to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures.