Events - 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST

You're invited to join the Department of Chemical Engineerig for a seminar by Dr. Jose Moran-Mirabal, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University, and the Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nanostructured Materials. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — 8:30 AM EST

You are welcome to join the department as Nathan Grishkewich defends his PhD thesis, which explores the synthesis of new cellulose nanomaterials nanocomposites tailored towards advanced water treatment operations, and the construction and evaluation of continuous water treatment processes utilizing cellulose nanomaterials nanocomposites.

Friday, December 13, 2019 — 2:00 PM EST

Join João B. P. Soares, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, for a 360˚ look into the publishing world of scholarly and technical papers.

Friday, December 13, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST

You are welcome to attend Zachary Cano's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research into the viability of zinc-air batteries in electric vehicles, including the investigation of the use of nickel-based air electrodes.

Friday, December 13, 2019 — 10:00 AM EST

Please join us as Dr. Steen Schougaard discusses the critical sub-processes of lithium-ion battery charging and discharging, some recent advances towards characterizing them and the opportunity for further discovery.

Friday, December 13, 2019 — 9:15 AM EST

You are welcome to attend Moon Gyu Park's PhD defence, in which they will discuss the use of bifunctional oxygen catalysts to enhance Zn-air battery performances.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 — 11:00 AM EST

You are welcome to attend Dinesha Ganesarajan's MASc oral exam, where they will discuss their research into engineered-polysaccharide reinforced hybrid composites for automotive applications.

Monday, December 9, 2019 — 1:00 PM EST

You are invited to attend Mei Han's MASc oral exam, where they will discuss their research into strategies to improve the electrochemical performance of vanadium-based electrodes in rechargeable aqueous zinc-ion batteries.

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST

Join the Department of Chemical Engineering for a seminar by Dr. Yuyan Shao on the use of platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts to meet the global demand for renewable energy.

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 9:00 AM EST

You are welcome to attend Pan Xu's PhD defence, in which they will discuss their research into platinum group metal-free (PGM-free) catalyst synthesis for the oxygen reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells.

Monday, December 2, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Come listen to some fresh tunes while you relax and study.

Players of all levels and backgrounds are welcome -- share the music you love with us.

Monday, December 2, 2019 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Join us at the Conrad School for engaging and informative roundtable discussions with founders from the University of Waterloo startup community.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Help the students from CHE 180: Chemical Engineering Design Studio celebrate the completion of their 1A term and their introduction to design by attending their Design Symposium, where they will showcase the range of soaps they designed and produced during their course.

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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**This event is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.**

Friday, November 22, 2019 — 9:00 AM EST

You are invited to attend Yael Izamal Valdez Navarro's MASc oral exam, where they will present a decomposition algorithm for obtaining robust scheduling and control decisions. It iteratively solves scheduling and dynamic optimization problems while approximating stochastic uncertainty through back-off terms, calculated through dynamic simulations of the process. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Make your opinion count!

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (CEGSA) will be holding its annual elections on Wednesday, November 19, in E6-2024.

Vote for what you want to see happen in the Chemical Engineering community next year. And enjoy free pizza. 

CEGSA organises cultural activities and social events to provide a more enriched research experience for graduate students in the department. It also represents chemical engineering graduate students in departmental and university-wide committees.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 3:30 PM EST

The Department of Chemical Engineering invites you to a seminar about plant design by Elmo Nasato, who is a specialist in the sulfur recovery industry.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 2:30 PM EST

The Department of Cheical Engineering welcomes you to a seminar by Dr. Youri Gendal from Technion - Israel Institute of Tehnology, who will be speaking about a catalytic hydrogenation treatment process that may provide an economical and practical solution to groundwater, and specifically nitrate, pollution.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
Young women in E7 event space

This full day conference for first and upper year engineer students will showcase a variety of guest speakers and workshops focused on helping participants navigate through both student life and career preparation. From planning out your next four years in undergrad to learning what to expect when you enter the workforce, this conference will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your goals with confidence.

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 1:00 PM EST

You are welcome to attend Andrew Finkle's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research into the formulation and processing of thermoplastics and composites containing Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) for advanced manufacturing techniques.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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This event is 19+.

A relaxing social event for profs, grad students, and undergrads in engineering. Have a beer, tell some tales, and get to know the people at the front of the room or behind the seats of the class!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 1:00 PM EST

Zhen Zhang will be discussing the research they are conducting under the supervision of Professor Zhongwei Chen during a closed comprehensive oral exam.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Thrive is a verb that means ‘to prosper’ and ‘to flourish.’ Thrive Week is a series of events focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff. The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes every opportunity to support mental health and help develop the tools we need to prosper all year long in our personal, academic and professional lives.

Please come to our Department Lunchroom, E6-4024, between 1:30-4:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, where we encourage everyone to reflect on what wellness means for you.

Friday, November 1, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

You are welcome to attend Alison Scott's PhD defence, in which she will discuss her research, using two case studies to discuss a general framework for the design of polymeric materials that is limited by neither industry, nor application, nor specific type of polymeric material.

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