Friday, August 21, 2020

Antibody research seeks COVID-19 clues

PhD candidate Mark Bruder prepares materials in the lab.

Professor Marc Aucoin from the Department of Chemical Engineering is working with Professor Brian Dixon from the Department of Biology and Dr. Kevin Stinson of St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, to explore antibody testing as a means to a safer and minimally disruptive return to normalcy as quarantine restrictions are lifted.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

CHE embraces remote teaching

When the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the closure of university campuses across Canada, the Department of Chemical Engineering quickly transitioned the last few weeks of classes online so students could finish their term from the safety of home. At the same time, our spring term instructors began adapting their lectures, which would begin in just a few short weeks, for online delivery. Now, with these experiences as a foundation, we are building upon our successes and incorporating the best aspects of remote teaching into our plans for future terms. 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Park Reilly passes away in his one-hundredth year

Park Reilly, who taught in the Department of Chemical Engineering between 1967 and 1988 and continued taking on graduate students long after, has passed away in his 100th year.

Monday, April 13, 2020

CHE prof proposes two-step disinfection process for personal protective equipment

University of Waterloo chemical engineering professor Bill Anderson continues his work to mitigate the shortage of protective gear needed by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis by enabling the safe re-use of existing equipment.

Friday, March 27, 2020

UV disinfection may permit re-use of N95 facemasks

Professor Bill Anderson from the Department of Chemical Engineering is applying his expertise with UV-C disinfection to tackle a timely and potentially life-threatening problem: the shortage of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) that protect users from particles and aerosols in the air that they breathe.

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