Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo

We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.

Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

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  1. Apr. 29, 2020Linda Nazar elected as Fellow and Foreign Member of the Royal Society
    Linda Nazar

    Today, two prominent Waterloo scientists were among the 60 exceptional scientists selected to be Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national academy of sciences. 

    Chemist Linda Nazar and Physicist Donna Strickland were both elected for their outstanding contributions to their field and scientific understanding.

    Admitting up to 52 fellows and 10 foreign members out of about 700 candidates each year, the fellowship recognizes scientists who have made substantial contributions to their fields.

  2. Apr. 27, 2020Laura Deakin receives the 2020 Excellence in Science Teaching Award
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    Nanotechnology engineering instructor Laura Deakin and pharmacist Nardine Nakhla have been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2020 Excellence in Science Teaching Award for their innovative and engaging teaching methods.

  3. Apr. 15, 2020Chemistry’s newest professor will research drug design and protein engineering
    Subha Kalyaanamoorthy

    Growing up in India, Subha Kalyaanamoorthy followed her love of learning new scientific discoveries and emerging technologies, into the emerging field of bioinformatics. Her passion for bioinformatics research has ultimately led Kalyaanamoorthy to the University of Waterloo, as the newest faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

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