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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. Dec. 2, 2019Chemistry graduate student Ryan Moreira awarded best presentation
    Ryan Moreira

    Ryan Moreira, a doctoral student with Prof. Scott Taylor, was awarded best presentation at the 30th annual Quebec-Ontario Mini-Symposium for Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC), hosted by University of Ottawa from November 8th to 10th, 2019. 

  2. Nov. 19, 2019Chemistry graduate student Tristan Chidley awarded best “Flash Talk”
    Cyclopropanation of Iodonium Ylides and Alkenes using Blue Light; Tristan Chidley

    Tristan Chidley, a doctoral student with Prof. Graham Murphy, was awarded best “Flash Talk” at the 30th annual Quebec-Ontario Mini-Symposium for Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC), hosted by University of Ottawa from November 8th to 10th, 2019. 

  3. Nov. 6, 2019Chemistry unveils the Timeline of Elements mural at the 2019 Science Open House

    This past Saturday, the University of Waterloo Science buildings were filled with laughter, smiles, and exclamations of discovery, as local families gathered for a day of curiosity-driven exploration and experimentation at the annual Science Open House and Gem and Mineral Show.

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  1. Jan. 9, 2020Doctoral Thesis Defence: Serxho Selmani

    "Exploiting the Potential of Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes Through Their Interaction with Specially Designed π-Conjugated Iptycenes"

    Supervisor:  Derek Schipper
    Location:     C2-361

  2. Jan. 13, 2020Doctoral Thesis Defence: Yixuan Shi

    "Investigation of Thermoelectric Thallium Chalcogenides"

    Supervisor:  Holger Kleinke
    Location:     C2-361

  3. Jan. 14, 2020Doctoral Thesis Defence: Penghui Yin

    "Plasmon Induced Carrier Polarization in Semiconductor Nanocrystals"

    Supervisor:  Pavle Radovanovic
    Location:     C2-361

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