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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. Oct. 3, 2016Prof. Zhongwei Chen receives $3 million in industry funding for battery researchPicture of Zhongwei Chen

    Prof. Zhongwei Chen has received $3 million in funding to further his work into greener, cheaper, more energy-efficient silicon-based batteries.

  2. Oct. 3, 2016Dr. Fathy Hassan announced as a 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize FinalistFathy Hassan

    The Reaxys PhD Prize recognizes young chemists conducting original and innovative research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry. New Scientist Live,  

  3. Sept. 26, 2016Orientation 2016Chemical Engineering class Fall 2016

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  1. Oct. 13–29, 2016Waterloo Engineering Spectrum 28 Student Venture Program

    Information Session:

    Date:  Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Time:  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Pop Up Class # 1 Problem Identification - The Start in Startup

    Date:  Friday, October 28, 2016

    Time:  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  2. Oct. 27, 2016Seminar - “Heart-on-a-plate for Drug Discovery and Disease Modeling” by Milica Radisic, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

    ABSTRACT:  The current drug development process is both very slow (15 year average) and costly ($1.5B/drug average). Despite this hefty investment, inefficiencies in the drug screening process routinely result in the withdrawal of drugs from the market due to serious toxicities and adverse cardiovascular effects. Safety screen assessments performed on cell cultures and animal models do not always correlate with clinical risk.

  3. Oct. 29, 2016UW Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter Presents ECSEC 2016

    Interested in the Oil & Gas industry? Want to expand your knowledge and network with students and professionals sharing your passion?

    Register for FREE for the 2016 Eastern Canada Student Energy  

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Meet our people

Picture of Professor Evelyn Yim
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.