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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 17, 2017Dr. Hamed Shahsavan receives Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies AwardProf. Zhao and Dr. Shahsavan at UW Spring 2017 Convocation

    Recent PhD graduate Dr. Hamed Shahsavan has received an Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies award during the Spring 2017 university convocation.

  2. June 8, 2017Xinyun Wu receives the 2017-2018 Park and Veva Reilly AwardDebbie Wu

    The winner of the 2017-2018 Chemical Engineering Medal for Proficiency in Research (Park and Veva Reilly Medal) is Dr.

  3. June 6, 2017UW team wins 7th Annual Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) student competitionStudent winners for the EMC 2017

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Meet our people

David Simakov

David Simakov

Assistant Professor

Professor Simakov’s research focuses on advanced heterogeneous catalysis and reactor design for sustainable reaction engineering, including conversion of greenhouse gases into renewable synthetic fuels.