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. Sep. 26, 2019In Memoriam: Dr. Charles Burns

    Burns, Charles M., BASc, MASc, PhD

    1938 – 2019

  2. Sep. 10, 2019Dr. Zhongwei Chen elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

    Congratulations to Professor Zhongwei Chen on being named a 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

  3. 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.

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  1. Dec. 9, 2019MASc Oral Exam | Functionalized Vanadium Oxide as the Cathode Material for Rechargeable Aqueous Zinc-ion Batteries, by Mei Han

    You are invited to attend Mei Han's MASc oral exam, where they will discuss their research into strategies to improve the electrochemical performance of vanadium-based electrodes in rechargeable aqueous zinc-ion batteries.

  2. Dec. 13, 2019PhD Defence | Design and Engineering of Hierarchically Porous Transition Metal-based Electrocatalysts for Rechargeable Zn-air Batteries, by Moon Gyu Park

    You are welcome to attend Moon Gyu Park's PhD defence, in which they will discuss the use of bifunctional oxygen catalysts to enhance Zn-air battery performances.

  3. Dec. 13, 2019PhD Defence | Electrode Design for Durable and Energy-Dense Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries, by Zachary Cano

    You are welcome to attend Zachary Cano's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research into the viability of zinc-air batteries in electric vehicles, including the investigation of the use of nickel-based air electrodes.

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