Friday, June 4, 2021

ChE’s Kien Tran awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Kien Tran, who received a 2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Professor Shahsavan’s work recognized by PNAS

Congratulations to the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Professor Hamed Shahsavan for his recent honour by the National Academy of Sciences in America. He was the lead author of a paper chosen as a finalist for a Cozzarelli Prize, which recognizes the top work published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in 2020.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

A message about Fall 2021 class format details from Dean Mary Wells

Today the Faculty of Engineering has shared detailed and program specific class format plans for September 2021 with our incoming and current students.

Each department has posted details in a LEARN course for current undergraduate engineering students and in a TEAMS channel for current architecture students. These details are based on the information we shared with the Registrar’s Office, which is responsible for University-wide schedules and classroom space.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

UWTensil: Making affordable, sustainable cutlery

Congratulations to fourth-year Chemical Engineering students Gavin Lee, Nishita Saha, Minh Trinh and Andy Yang for the great success they have had generating interest in their new technology: a low-cost, biodegradable replacement for single-use plastic cutlery. With their $5,000 Concept $5K award, $10,000 Esch Pitch Competition win and $3,000 Bhattacharya Capstone Design Award, the Capstone Design team known as UWTensil is moving forward on their plan to take their fourth-year design project to market.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Denise Mueller receives her second Friend of the Society Award

The Waterloo Engineering Society has, once again, named Chemical Engineering’s Undergraduate Advisor and Program Administrator, Denise Mueller, a Friend of the Society.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Ener-Challenge supports sustainable energy transition

Inspired to help accelerate the global sustainable energy transition, chemical engineering student Monika Mikhail started a new Student Energy chapter within the University of Waterloo Energy Network (UWEN). When the chapter hosted its first Ener-Challenge on March 6th, five teams of UWaterloo students learned to identify barriers to clean and sustainable energy access and use the iterative design process to formulate effective solutions. 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

ChE Faculty Spotlight: Professor Rajinder Pal

Professor Rajinder (Raj) Pal of the Department of Chemical Engineering is a world-renowned researcher and an award-winning instructor with a reputation for helping students understand some of the discipline’s most complex and abstract concepts relating to transport phenomena and thermodynamics.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Chemical Engineering researchers awarded $2 million to create Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research

Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and Chemical Engineering Professor and Linda Nazar, Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials and University Professor, received more than $2 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government’s Canada Foundation for Innovation for the proposed Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Prof Tizazu Mekonnen chairs Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology PhD Project

Chemical Engineering Professor Tizazu Mekonnen, Inaugural Director of the IBET PhD Project

Chemical Engineering Professor Tizazu Mekonnen has been named Inaugural Director of the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project. This new partnership, which includes the University of Waterloo and five other Ontario universities, aims to diversify academia and Canadian technology industries by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black Canadians pursuing engineering and technology degrees at universities across Ontario.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

ChE department mourns death of second-year student

With deep sadness, we announce the death of second-year Chemical Engineering student Mihir Rodrigues, who passed away from a heart-related issue on December 29th, 2020, while he was at home in India.

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