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. 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.

  2. Mar. 29, 2019In Memoriam: Dr. Don Spink

    Spink, Donald R., B.S., M.S., Ph.D

    1924 – 2019

  3. Mar. 21, 2019Dr. Mahmoudi’s first teaching term nets an award

    Congratulations to Dr. Pendar Mahmoudi who, in her first term teaching, was recognized by the Waterloo Engineering Society with a Teaching Excellence Award.

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  1. Sep. 3, 2019PhD Defence | Hydrogel Composite Adhesives Inspired by Algae and Mussels, by Aleksander Cholewinski

    You are welcome to attend Aleksander Cholewinski's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research to develop and fabricate underwater adhesives that take inspiration from the adhesive chemistry and processes of both marine mussels and benthic algae.

  2. Sep. 4, 2019MASc Oral Exam | Cobalt-Hexamine (HMT) Metal-Organic Framework-derived Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Reactions, by Yue Niu

    You are welcome to attend Yue Niu's MASc oral exam, in which they will discuss their research of Cobalt-hexamine (HMT) metal-organic framework-derived bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions, which promises implmentation advantages for rechargeable Zinc-air batteries.

  3. Sep. 4, 2019MASc Oral Exam | Self-assembled Metal Organic Framework Microflowers as Polysulfides Immobilizers for Lithium Sulfur Batteries, by Xiaoyuan Dou

     Xiaoyuan Dou's MASc oral exam, in which they will discuss their research on self-assembled metal organic framework microflowers as polysulfides immobilizers for lithium sulfur batteries. This is a closed exam.

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