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. May 19, 2022Professors Aiping Yu and Evelyn Yim designated as University Research Chairs
    Picture of Aiping Yu and Evelyn Yim

  2. May 11, 2022Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor spearheads equity and diversity initiative as IBET Ph.D. Project Director
    Tizazu Mekonnen

  3. May 9, 2022Personalized, experiential, and open! Chemical Engineering turns challenge into opportunity to take learning to the next level!
    Picture and diagram of Distillation Lab.

    The Department of Chemical Engineering is proud to announce the creation of a modular, open educational resource (Distillation Laboratory) for deep learning of chemical engineering concepts. This resource allows users of all levels to explore, simulate, learn, and test their knowledge at their own pace.

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  1. May 24, 2022Undergraduate Lecture | Linear stability analysis, by Christian Euler

    The Chemical Engineering Department is hosting a special undergraduate lecture about Linear stability analysis.

  2. May 24, 2022Graduate Student Seminar | The regulation of metabolic flux by small molecules, by Christian Euler

    The Chemical Engineering Department is hosting a special graduate seminar on the regulation of metabolic flux by small molecules. 

  3. May 30, 2022 Undergraduate Lecture | Choose the best genetic engineering strategy for microbial cell factories, by Yilan Liu

    The Chemical Engineering Department is hosting a special undergraduate lecture to choose the best genetic engineering strategy for microbial cell factories.

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