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. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

    1924 – 2019

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  1. Sep. 23, 2019Undergraduate Lecture | Introduction to Proteins and their Applications, by Dr. Yael Zilberman-Simakov

    The Chemical Engineering Department is hosting a special undergraduate lecture about proteins and their applications by Dr. Yael Zilberman-Simakov. 

    A pizza lunch will be provided, please RSVP if you plan on attending.

  2. Sep. 23, 2019Seminar | Composite (bio)Sensors for Non-Invasive Medical Diagnostics, by Dr. Yael Zilberman-Simakov

    The Department of Chemical Engineering invites you to a seminar about composite (bio)sensors for non-invasive medical diagnostics, by Dr. Yael Zilberman-Simakov.

  3. Nov. 6, 2019PhD Comprehensive | Rational Design of Porous Carbon-based Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, by Zhen Zhang

    Zhen Zhang will be discussing the research they are conducting under the supervision of Professor Zhongwei Chen during a closed comprehensive oral exam.

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