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.
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- Mar. 29, 2019
Spink, Donald R., B.S., M.S., Ph.D
1924 – 2019
- Mar. 21, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Pendar Mahmoudi who, in her first term teaching, was recognized by the Waterloo Engineering Society with a Teaching Excellence Award.
- Mar. 18, 2019
Well before the Chemical Engineering Capstone Design Symposium took place in March, OleoTech was making the rounds, generating excitement and funding for the sorbent technology that they created for their fourth-year design project and developed into a startup venture.
For their Capstone project, students Sinclair K. Hidajat, Cassidy Molloy, Gene Shim, Zeinab Sidahmed and Timothy Yeung put their minds together to tackle a pervasive form of environmental pollution: contamination of water by the continuous low-concentration release of hydrocarbons into the environment through stormwater runoff.
- May 31, 2019
Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Friday, May 31, for a seminar by Dr. Blanka Sharma, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. She will speak about her research on the development of biomaterials and targeted therapies that direct the functions of stem and immune cells for applications ranging from tissue repair to cancer therapy.
- May 21 to June 2, 2019
The Problem Lab presents the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch. The competition invites teams of up to four students to choose an important industry problem and thoroughly research its history, scope, and impact. Students pitch their findings to a panel of judges on July 11th to compete for a share of up to $30,000 in funding.
- May 22 to June 2, 2019
Co-operative Education and The Problem Lab are pleased to offer students the opportunity to win one of two scholarship awards of up to $1,500!