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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.

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. Nov. 7, 2018In Memoriam: Professor Garry Rempel

    Rempel, Garry Llewellyn, B.Sc., Ph.D., C.M., F.R.S.C., F.C.I.C.

    University Professor, University of Waterloo

    1944 – 2018

  2. Oct. 25, 2018CHE graduates to receive official diplomas at Fall Convocation this weekend

    This weekend, on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, more than 20,000 recent graduates will return to campus to participate in the University of Waterloo’s 117th convocation. Among them will be 39 recent graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

  3. 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.

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  1. Nov. 23, 2018PhD Defence | Reducing Environmental Impacts of the Petroleum Refining Operations: Experimental and Modeling Studies Related to Water Treatment and CO2 Emissions Management, by Farooq Al-Sheikh

    Supervisors: Ali Elkamel, Chemical Engineering, and William Anderson, Chemical Engineering

  2. Nov. 26, 2018PhD Defence | Optimal Renewable Energy Integration into the Process Industry and Energy Infrastructure Using Multi-Energy Hub Approach with Economic and Environmental Considerations, by Syed Taha Haider Taqvi

    Supervisor: Ali Elkamel, Chemical Engineering

  3. Nov. 26, 2018Seminar | The Promise of Polysaccharides for Sustainable Polymer Development, by Prof. Tiz Mekonnen

    Prof Mekonnen will discuss chemical modification and structure-function of polysaccharides for material applications, as well as recent trends in enzyme polymerization platforms for polysaccharide production.

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