Thursday, October 29, 2020

Remembering Ken O’Driscoll, department chair and inspirational professor

Ken O'Driscoll working in the Polymer Synthesis Lab, in the early eighties.

Professor Emeritus Ken O’Driscoll passed away on August 4, 2020, at the age of 89.

O’Driscoll was an internationally respected polymer science researcher, a talented teacher, and a kind and inspirational mentor who worked in the Department of Chemical Engineering between 1970 and 1992. His research in polymerization kinetics and polymer synthesis and characterization influenced many products we know and still use today, including hydrophilic contact lenses (also known as ‘soft contact lenses’), which he developed in 1971.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Khristen Lowe inspires as valedictorian

Chemical Engineering graduate Khristen Lowe (BASc ‘20) played an integral role in the Faculty of Engineering’s Fall 2020 virtual convocation celebration on Saturday. He joined Kelsey Malott (BArch ’19, MArch ’20) as co-host of the event and he delivered an inspiring valedictorian address for graduates of the faculty.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Department of Chemical Engineering cracks the world's top 100

The Department of Chemical Engineering placed 87th in worldwide university rankings for 2021, joining three other Waterloo Engineering subjects in the top 100.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Postdoc joins ChE wastewater treatment research

Edris Madadian calibrates an instrument in the lab.

After joining chemical engineering professor David Simakov’s research group last month, postdoctoral researcher Edris Madadian is applying advanced thermochemical and biochemical technologies to remove contaminants from sewage sludge, the main by-product of wastewater treatment plants.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Professor Eline Boghaert Wins Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

Professor Eline Boghaert has been honoured by the Faculty of Engineering, with the assistance of the Sandford Fleming Foundation, for her outstanding commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. She is one of three instructors to be awarded the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award this year.

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