Events - 2019

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Past event with sign and people milling about


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Waterloo Engineering students are invited to say THANK YOU to our generous donors who make what we do at Waterloo possible, every day.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes you to a seminar by Dr. Hamed Shahsavan, who will be speaking about soft stimuli-responsive and shape programmable materials in the design and fabrication of microscale robots and devices.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
GreenHouse health discovery lab flyer

GreenHouse will be hosting a Health Discovery Lab that will focus on improving the quality of lives of the aging population with health challenges. GreenHouse is a community for innovators who want to create social or environmental change.

Friday, October 4, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Friday, October 4, for a seminar by Dr. Patricia Comeau, a biomaterials engineer with particular interest and expertise in designing materials for bone and controlled release applications, on her research developing calcium-phosphate systems for targeted therapy.

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Monday, September 23, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

The Department of Chemical Engineering invites you to a seminar about composite (bio)sensors for non-invasive medical diagnostics, by Dr. Yael Zilberman-Simakov.

Monday, September 23, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

The Chemical Engineering Department is hosting a special undergraduate lecture about proteins and their applications by Dr. Yael Zilberman-Simakov. 

A pizza lunch will be provided, please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

You are welcome to attend Elnaz Halakoo's PhD defence, in which they will discuss their research to investigate pervaporative desalination of high-salinity water and dehydration of ethylene glycol, ethanol and isopropanol.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 3:30 AM EDT

Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Thursday, September 19, for a seminar on the mathematical modelling of enzymatic polymerization of glucans by Dr. Rosane Rech, from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul’s Food Science and Technology Institute.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (CEGSA) welcomes graduate Chemical Engineering students, visitors, staff and faculty and their families to the annual CHE Grad Picnic, where we will celebrate the start of a new semester with food, games and good times.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

You are welcome to join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Wednesday, September 11, for a seminar on droplet-based microfluidics for high throughput biological applications by Dr. Naiwen Cui, from Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM EDT

The Chemical Engineering Department will be hosting a special undergraduate lecture on DNA and its use in biomedical engineering by Dr. Naiwen Cui, from Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — 9:00 AM EDT

You are invited to attend Majd Tabbara's MASc oral exam, where they will discuss their research into the environmental costs and benefits associated with the conversion of already-captured CO2 into final chemicals or energy products.  

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Monday, September 9, 2019 — 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 11:55 PM EDT
Co-op problem award flyer

Co-operative Education and The Problem Lab are pleased to offer students on their work term the opportunity to win a First Prize Tuition Scholarship of $1,500 or Second Prize Tuition Scholarship of $750, applicable to your next academic term. The Co-op Problem Lab Award is earned by providing the best analysis of an important problem relevant to a co-op employer or the employer’s industry.

Monday, September 9, 2019 — 12:00 AM to Monday, September 30, 2019 — 11:55 PM EDT
Problem pitch competition flyer

The competition invites teams of up to 4 students to choose an important industry problem, and thoroughly research its history, scope, and impact, before pitching the findings to a panel of judges on November 14th to compete for a share of up to $30,000 in funding. To learn more and apply online, visit The Problem Lab website.

Friday, September 6, 2019 — 1:00 PM EDT

You are welcome to attend Amir Mowla's final PhD defence, in which they will discuss their research into the hydrodynamics of commercial ebullated bed reactors through a combination of experimental investigation and CFD modelling. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

In this closed MASc oral exam, Ruohan Jiang will present their research into the use of cobalt decorated hierarchical carbon sphere (CZ/HPC) to overcome the obstacles associated with lithium sulfur battery technology.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering on Wednesday, September 4, for a seminar on the fabrication of ‘smart’ biomimetic surfaces by Dr. Noshir Pesika, Associate Professor in Tulane University’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT

Xiaoyuan Dou will discuss their research on self-assembled metal organic framework microflowers as polysulfides immobilizers for lithium sulfur batteries during their closed MASc oral exam.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Yue Niu's MASc oral exam, in which they will discuss their research of Cobalt-hexamine (HMT) metal-organic framework-derived bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions, which promises implmentation advantages for rechargeable Zinc-air batteries.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Aleksander Cholewinski's PhD defence, in which he will discuss his research to develop and fabricate underwater adhesives that take inspiration from the adhesive chemistry and processes of both marine mussels and benthic algae.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Yue Yu will discuss their research of CO2 methanation over alumina-supported cobalt oxide and carbide synthesized by reverse microemulsion method in a closed MASc oral exam.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT

You are welcome to attend Noushin Majdabadifarahani's MASc oral exam, in which she will discuss her research evaluating polymeric materials as sensing materials for acetone, formaldehyde and benzene detection. 

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