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.

  1. June 9, 2021Waterloo researchers study coronavirus structure to help design drugs for current and future pandemics
    SARS-CoV-2 Mpro complexe structure.

    Professors Aravindhan Ganesan (Pharmacy) and Subha Kalyaanamoorthy (Chemistry) use drug design methods to target the molecular machinery that supports COVID-19 replication.

  2. June 9, 2021eCampusOntario investing in cutting edge virtual learning projects in Waterloo Science

    As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual learning has necessarily become an integral part of the day-to-day life of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo. One of the challenges often associated with online learning is creating active engagements between students and instructors, especially with hands on learning opportunities such as with labs.  

  3. May 31, 2021Microplastics pollution: Science researchers address key research gaps
    plastics collected from a beach.

    Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

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  1. June 23, 2021Doctoral Seminar - Sam Netzke

    "Ultrafast electron diffraction"

    Supervisor:  G. Sciaini
    Location:     Microsoft Teams

  2. June 24, 2021Doctoral Seminar - Gyorgy Jaics

    "The impact of native defects on the photocatalytic activity of complex metal oxide nanocrystals"

    Supervisor:  P. Radovanovic
    Location:      Teams

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