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.

Find out more by exploring the programs, research and news stories on this site.

  1. Mar. 5, 2019Congrats to CHE 3MT Competitors

    The Department of Chemical Engineering’s hosted its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on February 28th. The enthusiasm of the students – in the audience and at the podium – showed why this exciting event remains so popular.

    Congratulations to the following people for their winning presentations:

    • First: Kiana Amini, for Redox Flow Batteries for Energy Storage Applications
    • Second: John Kong, for Smart Energy Systems: Developing Energy Infrastructure for the Future
    • Third: Prachi Panchal, for Photo-degradation of Epoxy Through Modified CNC
  2. Nov. 7, 2018In Memoriam: Professor Garry Rempel

    Rempel, Garry Llewellyn, B.Sc., Ph.D., C.M., F.R.S.C., F.C.I.C.

    University Professor, University of Waterloo

    1944 – 2018

  3. Oct. 25, 2018CHE graduates to receive official diplomas at Fall Convocation this weekend

    This weekend, on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, more than 20,000 recent graduates will return to campus to participate in the University of Waterloo’s 117th convocation. Among them will be 39 recent graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

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  1. Mar. 29, 2019IPR Seminar | Reactivity Ratio Estimation in Co- and Ter-polymerizations, by Alison Scott
  2. Apr. 9, 2019Seminar | Probing The Interface and Bulk of Materials by Hard X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy, by Yongfeng Hu

    The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes Canadian Light Source’s Senior Staff Scientist Yongfeng Hu for a seminar about hard x-ray photoemission spectroscopy. All are welcome.

  3. Apr. 10, 2019PhD Defence | Electrolyte Design and Engineering for Electrochemical Energy System, by Jing Zhang

    Supervisor: Zhongwei Chen, Chemical Engineering

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