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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. Apr. 8, 2021ChE Faculty Spotlight: Professor Rajinder Pal
    Professor Rajinder (Raj) Pal of the Department of Chemical Engineering

    Professor Rajinder (Raj) Pal of the Department of Chemical Engineering is a world-renowned researcher and an award-winning instructor with a reputation for helping students understand some of the discipline’s most complex and abstract concepts relating to transport phenomena and thermodynamics.

  2. Mar. 4, 2021Chemical Engineering researchers awarded $2 million to create Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research

    Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and Chemical Engineering Professor and Linda Nazar, Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials and University Professor, received more than $2 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government’s Canada Foundation for Innovation for the proposed Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research.

  3. Jan. 18, 2021Prof Tizazu Mekonnen chairs Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology PhD Project
    Chemical Engineering Professor Tizazu Mekonnen, Inaugural Director of the IBET PhD Project

    Chemical Engineering Professor Tizazu Mekonnen has been named Inaugural Director of the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project. This new partnership, which includes the University of Waterloo and five other Ontario universities, aims to diversify academia and Canadian technology industries by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black Canadians pursuing engineering and technology degrees at universities across Ontario.

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  1. Apr. 20, 2021GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange - The Network Effect with Nuclear Innovation Institute, CEO-P2P and GEDI
    GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange - The Network Effect with Nuclear Innovation Institute, CEO-P2P and GEDI

    A phenomenon by which the value of goods and/or services is increased by the number of people or participants involved. This is known as "The Network Effect". When properly utilized, this effect can lead to accelerating progress and commercial success.

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