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Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Part of Canada's largest engineering school, the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo is home to more than 1200 students, faculty and staff, with thousands of alumni worldwide.

At Waterloo, we have one of Canada’s largest undergraduate programs in chemical engineering, and the impact on industry shows. An estimated 10% of working chemical engineers graduated here!

Our collaborative and interdisciplinary research benefits from many faculty cross-appointments in Science and Engineering. And, with the recent opening of the department’s new home, Engineering 6, students and faculty have access to a truly state-of-the-art facility, complete with an in-house water treatment plant and 115,000 square feet of new research labs and teaching space.

  1. June 19, 2018Spring 2018 convocation celebration

    Congratulations to the 172 Chemical Engineering graduates who, after many years of inquisitive thought, dedicated study, and impressive self-discipline, received their official diplomas at the University of Waterloo’s Spring Convocation on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.

  2. June 11, 2018Professor Tzoganakis and Tyromer gain attention for devulcanization extrusion technology

    Professor of chemical engineering Costas Tzoganakis and University of Waterloo startup Tyromer Inc. are poised to change the way the world handles its scrap tires. Judging by their recent collection of awards, their innovative, sustainable technology is getting noticed.

  3. June 7, 2018CHE’s Gregory Lui wins big at 3MT finals

    A big congratulations to PhD candidate Gregory Lui for his exciting achievements at the 2018 national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. He made UWaterloo and the department of Chemical Engineering proud with his engaging and informative summary of his photocatalysis research. The 3MT judges and audience were impressed too – he headed back to Waterloo with a second place finish and the People’s Choice award.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2018IPR Student Seminar Series | Evaluating the Electronic Properties of Semiconducting Polymers in Field Effect Transistors, by Jenner Ngai
  2. Oct. 26, 2018Seminar | Engineering Value, by Dr. David Bruce

    In engineering, as in life, there is usually no defined path or prescribed route to take in search of difficult answers. Looking at how we travel through our careers, transitioning to industry from our studies or taking the next step in academia, we can examine the critical decisions and choices we make in how we can grow to best serve our profession. Value in being an engineer comes from how we make these choices and in learning how to shape the driving factors behind the process itself. Please join us for a discussion about our value in society and how we can work to increasing the golden mean.

  3. Nov. 1, 2018Seminar | Materials Bioeconomy and Solutions from the Forest, by Professor Orlando J. Rojas

    Professor Rojas will introduce the vision of the future “Materials Bioeconomy” of Finland by way of the recently funded Aalto-VTT Flagship that is designed to catalyze fundamental research that will lead to scientific as well as economic impacts.

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