Centres | Institutes | Research Groups

Faculty from the Department of Chemical Engineering are actively involved in a wide range of research that has great potential to improve our world. As members of the groups listed below, many of our faculty collaborate with faculty and students across campus and industry representatives around the globe.

Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Computational Multiphysics Research Group

Institute for Polymer Research

Members of the Institute for Polymer Research, including faculty members in chemical engineering and chemistry and representatives of major companies, conduct applied and fundamental research in areas of vital interest to the plastics, coatings, adhesives and elastomers industries.  

Water Institute

With faculty members and graduate students from all six University of Waterloo Faculties, the Water Institute provides an interdisciplinary forum for water-related research, education and innovation.

Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research

The Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research stimulates collaborative research in automotive and transportation systems by facilitating relations between automotive industry experts and University of Waterloo researchers.

Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research

The Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research promotes research and education in the application of microbiological principles and techniques to address environmental, industrial, economic and human health challenge.

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

At the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), researchers from nine departments collaborate to improve quality of life through the design, fabrication and exploitation of materials and structures measured in billionths of a meter.

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)

Through WISE, more than 100 experts from dozens of different disciplines conduct original research and develop innovative solutions and policies to help transform the energy system for long-term sustainability.