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Thursday, February 15, 2018

CHE embraces 3MT

When Chemical Engineering hosted its departmental heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on February 8th, the room was packed with audience members keen to learn more about our research-based masters and doctoral students’ exciting investigations. Eleven graduate students took turns presenting the high points of the research they have spent years conducting – using one static PowerPoint slide, language that could be understood by the general public…and within only three minutes.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Green Sorbs wins Ontario Engineering Competition

A judge for the 2018 Ontario Engineering Competition’s Innovative Design category congratulates Waterloo chemical engineering st

Congratulations to fourth-year chemical engineering students Jack Anderson, Skylar Bone, Olsi Goxhaj and Kien Tran. Their Capstone Design team, Green Sorbs, won first prize in the Ontario Engineering Competition, which was held at the University of Ottawa in January.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

CHE team designs award-winning Power-to-Gas system

A team from the University of Waterloo’s department of Chemical Engineering earned second place in the Hydrogen Education Foundation's 2018 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. The award was announced during the U.S. Department of Energy’s Annual Merit Review in Washington, DC.

This international competition included 27 teams from around the world, all working to design a Power-to-Gas system for cross market uses, including energy storage, ancillary services and transportation fuel. The winning Waterloo team, comprised of students Sami Barbouti, Ehsan Haghi, Ushnik Mukherjee, Nick Preston, Hassan Riaz, Peter Tang and Javan Wang, was mentored by Professor Michael Fowler and Dr. Azadeh Maroufmashat.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Department "3 Minute Thesis" competition winners announced

Winners for the Three Minute Thesis

Congratulations to the graduate students in Chemical Engineering for winning in the 3 minute Thesis on Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

1st Place

Injla Khan

2nd Place

Sannan Yousaf Toor

3rd Place

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Prof. Zhao's bio-inspired research highlighted in Engineering News

Prof. Boxin Zhao

Prof. Boxin Zhao's bio-inspired "pick and place" technology was highlighted by the university. This research involves the integration of biomimetic "smart" adhesives and functional materials based on liquid crystalline networks. In his own words,

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