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. Feb. 18, 2020Waterloo Chemistry alumnus leads Velocity
    Adrien Cote

    Chemistry Alumnus Adrien Côté (BSc Applied Chemistry ’99) was named Executive Director of Velocity this past week.

  2. Feb. 17, 2020Waterloo chemist partners with MESA+ thanks to $75K in seed funding
    Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology delegation visiting MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology in the Netherlands.

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Anna Klinkova for winning a WIN–MESA+ Seed Funding Award for $75,000.

  3. Feb. 11, 2020Waterloo professor ranks among world’s top 10 influential analytical scientists
    Janusz Pawliszyn

    Chemistry Professor Janusz Pawliszyn was named the 9th most influential person in analytical science by Analytical Scientist’s 2019 Power List.

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  1. Feb. 19, 2020Doctoral Seminar - Shakiba Zeinali

    "Development of Needle Trap Devices for Particle Entrapment"

    Supervisor:  J. Pawliszyn
    Location:     EIT-2053

  2. Feb. 21, 2020Doctoral Seminar - Avi Mathur

    "Phase stabilization in all-inorganic perovskite using polymer additive"

    Supervisor:  V. Maheshwari
    Location:     C2-361

  3. Mar. 3, 2020Science 3MT Faculty Heat
    3 Minute Thesis

    Interested in research? Want to learn more about what our Science grad students are working on? Thinking of competing in the 3 Minute Thesis next year?

    Join us to see how the participants use one slide and three minutes to present their research to a public audience.

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