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
The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.
Chemical Process Optimization, Multiscale Modelling and Process Systems Research Group
The Chemical Process Optimization, Multiscale Modelling and Process Systems Research Group develops and implements theoretical and computational-based tools to improve the design and operability of chemical systems under uncertainty and gain a better understanding of industrially-relevant processes.
Computational Multiphysics Research Group
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.
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.
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 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.