NTU ranks UWaterloo ChE number one in Canada, again

Friday, November 13, 2020

The University of Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering ranks first in Canada in the latest National Taiwan University Ranking, which measures universities’ research output and impact.

This is the eighth consecutive year in which our department has been ranked first among all of the chemical engineering departments in Canada, an honour it has held for 9 of the 11 years that NTU has ranked the top 300 universities in 10 subjects.

“The NTU ranking shines a light on the excellent research conducted by the faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in our department,” says Interim Chair Marc Aucoin.

Influential research

Researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering conduct a wide range of research on topics that influence almost all aspects of our lives – from the food we eat, to the vehicles we drive and the healthcare we depend upon. Through collaboration with industry and government, we pursue research in most aspects of traditional and modern chemical engineering.

We use our expertise in nanotechnology, surface science, polymers, materials engineering, environmental processes, biological engineering, biomedical engineering, to name a few, to work towards solutions to some of the many problems our world faces. We share our research at conferences worldwide and in the world’s leading journals, where other experts use it to inform their own research, thus bringing everyone closer to their goals.

Here is a small sample of the excellent, influential research that our chemical engineering faculty members are conducting. Professor Raj Pal is determining how new emulsions move and behave under different conditions, to enable the production and use of exciting new food and pharmaceutical products. Professor Aiping Yu is working to create the smaller, longer-lasting and faster-charging batteries and supercapacitors that will power everything from personal electronics to infrastructure systems. Professor Evelyn Yim’s work on stem cells, nanofabrication and biomaterials supports the advancement of healthcare technologies to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures. And we’re doing so much more!

To learn more about the research conducted in our department, check out our Research page.