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. 19, 2019Seminar | Mathematical Modelling of Enzymatic Polymerization of Glucans, by Dr. Rosane Rech

    Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Thursday, September 19, for a seminar on the mathematical modelling of enzymatic polymerization of glucans by Dr. Rosane Rech, from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul’s Food Science and Technology Institute.

  2. Sep. 19, 2019PhD Defence | Thin Film Composite Membranes via Layer-by-Layer Assembly for Pervaporation Separations, by Elnaz Halakoo

    You are welcome to attend Elnaz Halakoo's PhD defence, in which they will discuss their research to investigate pervaporative desalination of high-salinity water and dehydration of ethylene glycol, ethanol and isopropanol.

  3. Sep. 16, 2019Engineering Green Team Sort-A-Thon
    sort-athon

    Come out and show off your trash/recycling/compost sorting skills and enter to win great prizes!

    UW Sustainability will be here with their waste sorting challenge. Stop by and test your sorting knowledge to find out if you're a waste warrior or a recycling rookie! The rules are simple: you'll have 30 seconds to sort 30 common items into the right bins!

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