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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. Mar. 26, 2018CHE’s Gregory Lui wins UWaterloo’s 3MT finals

    Congratulations to Gregory Lui, who is completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Waterloo, for winning the University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT is an international research communication competition in which graduate students have three minutes to distill their research into a presentation that is both understandable and engaging to a non-technical audience.

  2. Mar. 23, 2018Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Society Website launches

    Graduate Chemical Engineering students looking to learn more about the services provided by their student society can now find out more online, at the new Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Society Website.

  3. Mar. 15, 2018Capstone Design Symposium showcases CHE innovationThe Engineering 6 atrium provided a bright backdrop for lively discussion at the CHE Capstone Design Symposium on March 12, 2018

    Forty-one teams of fourth-year chemical engineering students presented the results of their Capstone Design projects at the annual Capstone Design Symposium, which was held March 12th in the atrium of Engineering 6. In the process of sharing their research, they demonstrated the diverse and creative nature of chemical engineering and the promise it holds for future generations.

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  1. Apr. 23, 2018PhD Defence | Adam Westbrook: The Development of a Comprehensive CRISPR-Cas9 Toolkit for Bacillus Subtilis, and its Application to Strain Engineering for Biomanufacturing Purposes



    C. Perry Chou, Chemical Engineering

    Murray Moo Young, Chemical Engineering

  2. May 8, 2018PhD Defence | Boya Zhang: Recovery of Dairy Aroma Compounds and Concentration of Dairy Solutions by Membranes

    Supervisor: Xianshe Feng, Chemical Engineering

  3. May 10, 2018Institute for Polymer Research 40th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture | Marc Hillmyer: Nanoporous Materials Employing Disordered Block Polymers as Key Ingredients

    Self-assembled block polymers containing a sacrificial (i.e., chemically etchable) component are versatile precursors to functional nanoporous materials. The two most common ordered morphologies used to generate nanoporous materials in this way are the hexagonally-packed cylindrical and bicontinuous gyroid phases.

    In this talk, Professor Marc Hillmyer will discuss approaches to nanostructured, bicontinuous but disorganized morphologies through either thermal or light-induced chemical fixation of block polymers in the disordered state in close proximity to the order-disorder transition.

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