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.

Capstone Design Projects

Participation in Capstone Design Projects synthesizes theory learned in class, lab work, and real-world experience from co-op programs. Students are able to create design projects in areas that interest them. Capstone Design projects often lead to the creation of a marketable product and entrepreneurial opportunities for the graduating students.

Find out more by exploring the programs, research and news stories on this site.

  1. Jan. 26, 2023New faculty member founds an eco-friendly biotechnology start-up to supply the cosmetic industry
    Professor Christian Euler

    In January 2023, Professor Christian Euler joined the Department of Chemical Engineering. Euler brings experience as a founder of a successful biotechnology company, in addition to his research strengths in developing microbial platforms for chemical production.

  2. Jan. 20, 2023Chemical Engineering team advances to close the carbon cycle
    Zhongwei Chen with his research group

    Professor Zhongwei Chen (bottom right) and some members of his research group

  3. Dec. 20, 2022Chemical Engineering alumnae make Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2023
    Kayli Dale and Jacqueline Hutchings

    Kayli Dale and Jacqueline Hutchings

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  1. Feb. 16, 2023February Graduate Studies Seminar Series

    Join us to learn more about the exciting research being conducted by masters students in the Chemical Engineering department. 

  2. Mar. 15, 2023PhD Defense| Polymeric Gas Sensing Materials for Detection of Toxic Analytes

    Bhoomi Mavani will be doing her PhD defense on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. This is a closed session. Her thesis Proposal Title is Polymeric Gas Sensing Materials for Detection of Toxic Analytes.


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Meet our people

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

University Research Chair in Multiscale Modelling and Process Systems. Tier II, Associate Professor