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.
The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.
The collaborative and multidisciplinary Computational Multiphysics (CoMPhys) Research Group uses custom software and innovative numerical methods to develop physically-sound mathematical models to solve challenging computational multiphysics problems for the benefit of a wide spectrum of industries.
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.
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.
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.
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.