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In accordance with the University's strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Department of Chemical Engineering’s administrative staff are working remotely.

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The Department of Chemical Engineering’s Administrative Office in E6 is tentatively scheduled to re-open on April 6.

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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. Mar. 27, 2020UV disinfection may permit re-use of N95 facemasks

    Professor Bill Anderson from the Department of Chemical Engineering is applying his expertise with UV-C disinfection to tackle a timely and potentially life-threatening problem: the shortage of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) that protect users from particles and aerosols in the air that they breathe.

  2. Feb. 6, 2020CHE 3MT competition reveals exciting research
    CHE 3MT winners Christopher Deutschman, Keith Cleland and Sabrina Mattiasi.

    Congratulations to Christopher Deutschman, Keith Cleland and Sabrina Mattiasi for their first-, second- and third-place finishes in Chemical Engineering’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) department heat on February 4th.

  3. Feb. 5, 2020CHE alumna helps health-conscious consumers
    Jenise Lee.

    How do you decide what is safe to put on your body? Jenise Lee, a Chemical Engineering alumna (BASc 2006), provides the information you need to make educated choices about your skincare products.

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  1. Apr. 8, 2020MASc Oral Exam | Intrinsic Capacitance, Charge Storage Mechanisms and Defect Engineering ofTwo Dimensional Nanomaterials, by Jialu Chen

    During her remote MASc oral exam, Jialu Chen will discuss her research into fundamental double-layer charging mechanisms in MoS2 and graphene-MoS2 hybrid electrode systems.  

  2. Apr. 9, 2020MASc Oral Exam | Mucoadheisve Nanocomposite Comprised of Cellulose Nanocrystals and Chitosan for the Delivery of Hydrophobic Molecules, by Dae Sung Kim

    During their remote MASc oral exam, Dae Sung Kim will discuss their research on mucoadhesive drug delivery platforms comprised of cellulose nanocrystals and chitosan with different moieties  

  3. Apr. 15, 2020PhD Comprehensive | Rapid Digital Prototyping in a Discontinuous-Galerkin Framework to Solve Fluid-Structure Interaction with Mesh-Independent Diffuse Boundary Conditions, by James Lowman

    James Lowman will be discussing the research he is conducting under the supervision of Professor Nasser Abukhdeir during a remote comprehensive oral exam.

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