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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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  1. July 28, 2017Notice of PhD Oral Defence - "Multiscale Modeling in Mathematical Programming: Applicaton of Clustering" by Falah Alhameli
  2. July 28, 2017Seminar - “Chemical Engineering & the Future of Medicine” by Vikramaditya G. Yadav, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering & School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of British Columbia

    ABSTRACT:  Chemical engineers creatively fuse the physical and chemical sciences with biology and mathematics to design processes and products that improve people’s lives. Our research group at the University of British Columbia has interpreted this compelling vision quite literally, and we pass our time applying chemical engineering to address some of the most pressing challenges in health and medicine. My seminar will detail two endeavours that sit at either end of the drug discovery and development pipeline.

  3. Aug. 4, 2017Notice of PhD Oral Defence - "Bi-functional Behaviour of Nanostructured Spinel Oxide-Based Electrocatalysts towards Oxygen Reduction and Oxygen Evolution Reactions for Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries", by Dong Un Lee
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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.