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.

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

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

    1924 – 2019

  2. 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.

  3. Mar. 18, 2019OleoTech, working to reduce water pollution

    Well before the Chemical Engineering Capstone Design Symposium took place in March, OleoTech was making the rounds, generating excitement and funding for the sorbent technology that they created for their fourth-year design project and developed into a startup venture.

    For their Capstone project, students Sinclair K. Hidajat, Cassidy Molloy, Gene Shim, Zeinab Sidahmed and Timothy Yeung put their minds together to tackle a pervasive form of environmental pollution: contamination of water by the continuous low-concentration release of hydrocarbons into the environment through stormwater runoff.

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  1. June 17, 2019Seminar | Evolving Landscape in the Chemical Industry, by Jeffrey S. Downey, PhD

    Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Monday, June 17, for a seminar by Dr. Jeffrey S. Downey, Technical Manager Science and Innovation The Kingston Technology Centre and Managing Director of Innovation for DuPont Canada. 

    Dr. Downey will discuss the merger of Dow Chemical and E.I. DuPont and the recent separation into three industry leading companies. In addition, he will discuss the opportunities that this has created in Canada and how the Kingston Technology Centre has become integral to the future of the new DuPont. 

  2. June 20, 2019MASc Oral Exam | A Multi-scale Model for Nickel-based Oxygen Carrier in Chemical-looping Combustion, by Huabei You

    You are welcome to attend Huabei You's MASc oral exam, in which she will discuss her research applying a multi-scale modelling framework on the NiO-based Oxygen Carrier (OC) particle in order to explicitly consider and understand the effect of reaction kinetics. 

  3. July 9, 2019PhD Defence | Capture of Monoclonal Antibodies by Weak Cation Exchange Membrane Chromatography, by Huayu Niu

    Supervisor: Professor Christine Moresoli, Chemical Engineering

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