Chemistry home


The University of Waterloo is organizing another collaborative project!the timeline of elements in order of discovery by decade
To celebrate 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table, teachers and educators applied for an element to design (applications have closed). Our goal is to have chemistry students from around the world join together to create an original and imaginative version of the Timeline of Elements focused on their discovery. 

To celebrate 2011 International Year of Chemistry, we organized a student-designed collaborative The Periodic Table Project. The project was a great success, resulting in a poster, wall mural and free mobile app.   Periodic Table Project app screenshot

Chem 13 News magazine ran a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements. See the new elements contest winners.  

  1. Sep. 4, 2018The little satellite that could: Waterloo’s ACE project marks 15 years of atmospheric science through applied spectroscopyAn artist's rendition of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment satellite in orbit.

    Launched by NASA on board the Canadian satellite SCISAT in 2003, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) was intended for a two-year mission. Fifteen years later, ACE is still providing excellent spectra which provide vital chemical and physical data about our atmosphere, particularly the ozone layer.

  2. Aug. 23, 2018Chemists make breakthrough on road to creating a rechargeable lithium-oxygen batteryPerson plugging in an electrical car.

    Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries, and in the process created a working battery with near 100 per cent coulombic efficiency.

  3. Aug. 22, 2018In memory of Robert Le Roy: Family establishes undergraduate chemistry scholarshipRobert Le Roy

    For nearly 50 years, University Professor Robert Le Roy was a presence in the Department of Chemistry. It is with deep regret that we learned he passed away quietly at home earlier this month, surrounded by his family.

Read all news
  1. Sep. 24, 2018Water Institute Research Conference 2018: Breaking BoundariesWater Institute Research Conference 2018: Breaking Boundaries in Water Research

    Join the Water Institute on Wednesday, September 24 for a full day of interdisciplinary dialogue around water research at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Oct. 3, 2018Chemistry Seminar Series: Stephane Quideau

    Chiral iodanes for asymmetric oxygen-atom (and carbon-atom) transfer in biomimetic dearomative transformations of phenols

    Stéphane Quideau
    Institute of Molecular Sciences
    University of Bordeaux

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    2:30 p.m.
    C2-361 (Reading Room)

All upcoming events