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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. Nov. 7, 2017Professor Ricardez-Sandoval named NSERC Canada Research ChairLuis Ricardez-Sandoval

  2. Sep. 15, 2017Welcome Chemical Engineering Class of 2022!

    As part of the Fall 2017 Orientation, the Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes a new cohort of 129 first-year students! These first-years were introduced to faculty and staff members and exposed to the many curriculum and research options within the department. They were also treated to a hearty lunch from UW Catering. Please join us in welcoming the Chemical Engineering Class of 2022!

  3. Sep. 15, 2017Fred Fu receives Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award

    Recent MASc graduate Fred Fu has received an Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies honour to be awarded during the Fall 2017 university convocation. A total of four of these awards are being given at the Masters level this year.

    Fred's thesis is entitled Formation and Field-switching Dynamics of Nematic Droplets and he completed his MASc research under the supervision of Prof. Nasser M. Abukhdeir.

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  1. Jan. 22, 2018Undergrad Lecture - Using Ice to Boil Water: Basic Chemical Engineering Concepts with Big Impact

    Dr. Sumit Kundu, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Developer at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation

  2. Feb. 8, 20183 Minute Thesis Competition - Chemical Engineering Heat

    1 Slide. 3 Minutes. Outstanding Ideas!

    Please arrive early so the event can start on time. Attendance at this event may be counted toward Masters and PhD students Seminar Attendance milestone.  

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Meet our people

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Evelyn K.F. Yim

Associate Professor

Professor Yim’s work on stem cells, nanofabrication and biomaterials supports the advancement of healthcare technologies to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures.