Events - 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

PhD candidate (Chemistry) Geoff Sinclair will discuss the use of direct (hetero)arylation (DAr) and direct (hetero)arylation polymerization (DHAP) as a tool for the synthesis of conjugated organic small molecules and polymers.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 11:30 AM EST

Professor Koziński will discuss combustion in supercritical water (SCW), which is one of the least explored processes. He will also present a novel concept for the in situ study of SCW flames, flameless oxidation and gasification.

Monday, November 26, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

Supervisors: Hector Budman, Chemical Engineering, and ​Raymonde Legge, Chemical Engineering

Monday, November 26, 2018 — 1:00 PM EST

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.

Friday, November 23, 2018 — 9:30 AM EST

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

Friday, November 9, 2018 — 1:00 PM EST

Dr. Omar Faruk will provide critical reviews and the latest research results of polymer composites materials, focusing on various lightweight and sustainable materials in automotive applications. He will discuss also the current applications and future trends of lightweight plastic composite materials in the automotive area.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EST
A poster with details about the upcoming CHE Meet the Prof event on November 7 2018.

Attention Chemical Engineering students: On Wednesday, November 7th, your professors will gather over the lunch hour to share some pizza and good conversation. Drop by the first- and third-floor atriums and join us!

Friday, November 2, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Dr. Higgins will address important aspects of CO2R catalyst development, including alloying and surface structure engineering approaches to tune activity and selectivity. He will discuss the remaining challenges facing artificial photosynthesis technology deployment, along with preliminary results for the integration of CO2R catalysts into practical device prototypes.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 2:00 AM EDT

Professor Rojas will introduce the vision of the future “Materials Bioeconomy” of Finland by way of the recently funded Aalto-VTT Flagship that is designed to catalyze fundamental research that will lead to scientific as well as economic impacts.

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

In engineering, as in life, there is usually no defined path or prescribed route to take in search of difficult answers. Looking at how we travel through our careers, transitioning to industry from our studies or taking the next step in academia, we can examine the critical decisions and choices we make in how we can grow to best serve our profession. Value in being an engineer comes from how we make these choices and in learning how to shape the driving factors behind the process itself. Please join us for a discussion about our value in society and how we can work to increasing the golden mean.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

As part of the University of Waterloo's week-long series of events to build positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff, the Department of Chemical Engineering is hosting a THRIVE drop-in event for undergraduate and graduate students.

Monday, October 22, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

As part of the University of Waterloo's week-long series of events to build positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff, the Department of Chemical Engineering is hosting a THRIVE drop-in event for undergraduate and graduate students.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

In the chemical process industry, the need to make decisions in a context of multiple and competing objectives is frequent. Thanks to advances in the field of operational research and systems science, several methods of multi-objective optimization have emerged that can be applied to chemical and biochemical engineering processes. These techniques incorporate the knowledge of an expert of a given process to the optimization routine, which provides valuable information about the domain of optimal solutions.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 — 10:30 AM EDT

The utilization of coal generates tons of solid waste, including fly ash and coal gangue, which occupies a huge amount of land and causes serious environmental problems, such as water and air pollution. In addition, the resource materials that remain in the solid waste, including Al, Si and Li, cannot be well utilized, which wastes resources. Our research focuses on the utilization of coal-based solid waste and a series of technologies that have been developed to undertake that work.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

Supervisor: Michael Fowler, Chemical Engineering

Monday, July 30, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

Dr. Sameoto will provide an overview of several technologies developed by his lab. The techniques combine novel manufacturing processes to produce polymer-based products ranging from gecko-inspired adhesives to stretchable electronics and soft robotics. Combining different research disciplines, including micro- and nanofabrication, with larger scale 3D-printing technologies has opened up new opportunities for the manufacturing of new smart materials, bio-inspired surfaces and wearable electronics. Highlights include direction sensitive adhesives for pick-and-place assembly, mechanically reprogrammable soft robots, and multi-material FDM additive manufacturing processes that can print hard plastics, rubbers and stretchable metal wires in a single part.

Friday, July 13, 2018 — 10:00 PM EDT

Supervisors: Aiping Yu, Chemical Engineering and Michael Fowler, Chemical Engineering

Monday, July 9, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

Model based multi-parametric optimization provides a complete map of solutions of an optimization problem as a function of, unknown but bounded, parameters in the model, in a computationally efficient manner, without exhaustively enumerating the entire parameter space. In a Model-based Predictive Control (MPC) framework, multi-parametric optimization can be used to obtain the governing control laws – the optimal control variables as an explicit function of the state variables.

Friday, July 6, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

Grad Students: Please join Professor Abukhdeir in the Staff & Faculty Lounge for some coffee/tea*, cookies and conversation.

* Bring your own mug. Coffee, tea and cookies are on us.

Monday, June 18, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a useful technique for studying electronic and structural properties of materials. When these measurements are performed in-situ, it is valuable to identify the reactive species and monitor the reaction kinetics. This could significantly improve our understanding of material property and advance the rational design of material with improved performance.

Monday, May 7, 2018 — 9:15 AM to 12:45 PM EDT

Interested in learning more about the fascinating research that Waterloo's chemical engineering graduate students are conducting? Now is your chance!

Join us at the Master's Research Colloquium, where master's students will present their research throughout the day.

POSTER SESSION: 9:15-10:15 am in the 1st and 3rd floor atriums

PRESENTATIONS: 

Session 1

Group A, Process Systems Engineering: E6 2024 10:30-11:30 am

Group B, Biochemical & Biomedical Engineering: E6 2022 10:30-11:15 am

Friday, April 20, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

Grad Students: Professor Abukhdeir invites you to join him in the Staff & Faculty Lounge for some coffee/tea*, cookies and conversation.

* Please bring your own mug.

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